October 27, 2017 -

Evergreen Brick Works

Linda Mortsch
Climate Scientist

  • 2017

Linda Mortsch

Linda Mortsch has devoted her career to addressing climate change issues. Since 1989, she has played a role in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Linda has contributed to all Canadian National Climate Change Assessments. In 1992, her research project “Adapting to climate variability and change in the Great Lakes Basin” was one of the first to explore adaptation to climate change in Canada. Now retired from the Environment and Climate Change Canada, Linda has an adjunct appointment in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, where she received the Environmental Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of professional achievement and distinguished environmental and community leadership. Linda has been recognized by a number of associations, including the International Joint Commission, American Geophysical Union, Environment Canada, and more.