Vincent Klassen

Director General of the Sustainability Directorate, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Vincent Klassen is Director General of the Sustainability Directorate at Environment and Climate Change Canada.  He leads integrated planning, reporting and performance measurement across federal organizations through the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators.

Before joining Environment and Climate Change Canada, he served in leadership roles at Global Affairs Canada and Natural Resources Canada and served on diplomatic assignments to Paris and Berlin.

Originally from Calgary, he is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and École nationale d’Administration (France).

Speaker Sessions

Measuring Sustainability: From Federal Strategy to Local Action

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Featuring
Christopher Chukwunta Vice President, International Renewable Energy Systems Inc.
Vincent Klassen Director General of the Sustainability Directorate, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Joanna Osawe President and CEO, WiRE (Women in Renewable Energy)
Sr. Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Gia Paola National Policy Analyst, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Chris Bataille Adjunct Research Fellow, Columbia University Centre on Global Energy Policy & Associate Researcher, IDDRI.org
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