The Centre for Social Innovation’s Climate Ventures Conversations are a chance to hear from climate innovators and leaders. This week, we spoke with Cat Abreu, longtime climate justice campaigner and Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat Canada (CAN-Rac). Listen to our conversation here or below.
About the Speaker
Catherine Abreu is an internationally recognized, award-winning campaigner whose work centres on building powerful coalitions to advance transformative action on climate change. One of the world’s 100 most influential people in climate policy as named by Apolitical in 2019, she has over 15 years of experience campaigning on environmental issues including 7 years in the heart of the global climate movement.
About the Moderator
Shea Sinnott is a Senior Programs Manager at the Centre for Social Innovation, where she manages Climate Ventures and Earth Tech – an incubator, coworking space, and accelerator for climate and freshwater solutions. Before joining CSI, Shea worked for almost a decade as a program manager, organizer, and educator with a range of organizations fighting for social and environmental justice – including Code for Canada, the David Suzuki Foundation, Organize BC, and OpenMedia. Shea holds a Master’s in Adult Education & Community Development from the University of Toronto.