Larissa Parker
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Larissa Parker

Director of Programs, Youth Climate Lab and Winner of The Economist’s Open Future Essay Competition

As one of Forbes Top 30 under 30 Leaders, Innovators, and Visionary Entrepreneurs (Europe) and one of Canada’s Top 30 under 30, Larissa is passionate about environmental justice and works hard to build resilience and adaptive capacity in communities who need it the most. She has four years of experience working in international development, Indigenous affairs, and the energy sector.

Larissa graduated from law school at McGill University, seeking to work in the fields of environmental and Indigenous law. She also holds an MSc in Environmental Governance from the University of Oxford, where she focused her studies on climate change adaptation and resilience studies.

Larissa is also heavily involved in the UN climate negotiations and has attended several COPs, most recently as a party delegate for the Seychelles, supporting the team on loss and damage and gender.

She has held previous posts at the Overseas Development Institute, Canadian Federal Parliament, Ontario Energy Board, and Toronto City Hall.

 

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Climate Change on Trial: Youth Advocacy, Litigation & Innovative Industry Responses

  • Climate Crisis
Recognizing the enveloping climate crisis as an imperative challenge and defining issue of our lifetime, we explore litigation as an emerging tool to affect policy change for those at the forefront of ardent climate action. Hear the state of play from compelling youth advocates who will join in a dynamic conversation alongside those they seek […]

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Liane Langstaff Environmental Lawyer, Gowling WLG
Larissa Parker Director of Programs, Youth Climate Lab and Winner of The Economist’s Open Future Essay Competition
Catherine Gauthier Executive Director, ENvironnement JEUnesse