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The Climate has Changed

Executive Director of Clean Energy Canada, Merran Smith, leads a team working to inform and inspire policy leadership on renewable energy and zero-carbon transportation. Merran is a 2014 recipient of the Clean 16 award, which recognizes leadership in sustainability and clean capitalism. She writes and speaks extensively on the opportunities for Canada in the global low carbon economy. She also received the Wilburforce Foundation Award for Outstanding Conservation Leadership, and a Transformative Leadership award from the Seasons Fund for Social Transformation. She serves as a volunteer director with the Canadian Climate Forum. Prior to her work with Clean Energy Canada, Merran helped create and implement the historic Great Bear Rainforest conservation agreement that today protects more than two million hectares of British Columbia while forging new economic models for coastal First Nations communities.