Lawrence Hanson

Associate Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Lawrence Hanson was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada in November 2022. Prior to that, Lawrence was the Associate Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Previously, he served in several Assistant Deputy Minister roles, including Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy at Transport Canada, Assistant Deputy Minister of Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector and then of Science and Innovation (both at Innovation, Science and Economic Development).

He held several positions at Environment Canada between 2004 and 2013.

Lawrence received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. He is married and has two children.

Speaker Sessions

The Net-Zero Challenge: A Business Perspective on Net-Zero Commitments and Planning

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Featuring
Eva Musso Head of Sustainability and Government Relations, BASF
Amy Geisberger Sustainability Manager, Siemens Canada
Wendy Avis Director, Climate and Environment, Vancouver Airport Authority
Jamie Madill Director of Sustainability, Platinum Pro-Claim Restoration and The Pro-Claim Group
Lawrence Hanson Associate Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Megan Nichols Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Parliamentary Secretary Julie Dabrusin Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Government of Canada
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