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Our Keynote Speakers

Exciting news! The Fraser Basin Council is proud to introduce Per Espen Stoknes and Sheila Watt-Cloutier as keynote speakers at Adaptation Canada 2020.

Climate psychology: Why our brains ignore climate change - and what to do about it

- Opening Keynote Address by Per Espen Stoknes


Per Espen Stoknes will deliver the opening plenary address at Adaptation Canada 2020. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about strategies for engagement and action in the face of climate change.

Stoknes is Director of the Centre for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School. He is a TED Global speaker, an Associate Professor and a psychologist with a PhD in economics, an entrepreneur who co-founded the clean-tech company GasPlas, and the author of several books, including the award-winning What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming (2015).  Per Espen Stoknes has also served as member of Norwegian Parliament.

Everything is Connected: Environment, Economy, Foreign Policy, Sustainability, Human Rights and Leadership in the 21st Century

- Closing Keynote Address by Sheila Watt-Cloutier


Sheila Watt-Cloutier will give the closing plenary address. Join her for words of inspiration and a look at the future we face together.

Watt-Cloutier was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy work in showing the impact of global climate change on human rights — especially in the Arctic, where it is felt more immediately, and more dramatically, than anywhere else in the world. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and the recipient of the Aboriginal Achievement Award, the UN Champion of the Earth Award, the Norwegian Sophie Prize, and the Right Livelihood Award (November, 2015).

She was elected the Canadian President and later as the International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC). Watt-Cloutier is a TedX speaker and author of the memoir The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.