Wendy Avis

Director, Climate and Environment, Vancouver Airport Authority

Wendy is the Director of Climate and Environment at the Vancouver Airport Authority where she is responsible for executing YVR’s Environmental Management Plan, Noise Management Plan and Roadmap to Net Zero by 2030 along with creating innovative new approaches to deliver on environmental targets.

Wendy has 25 years’ experience in the sustainability field specializing in environmental management systems on issues from energy, waste and water management to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

With a BA in Environmental Studies from Brock University and a Masters in Geography from the University of British Columbia, Wendy has worked as a climate change specialist for Environment and Climate Change Canada and for BC Hydro, was the Manager of Environmental Sustainability for Vancouver Community College and worked on the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan.

She is the Chair of the Canadian Airports Council Environment Committee, a member of the ACI World Environment Standing Committee and the ACI North America Environment Affairs Committee. She also sits on the Board of the BC Chapter of Women in Aviation and the BC Aviation Council Climate Committee.

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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