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Dianne Saxe

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

In her 40 year career as one of Canada’s top environmental lawyers, Dianne has long raised awareness of climate related financial risks in the financial community and to regulators, persuaded ministries to comply with the Environmental Bill of Rights, written indispensable guides to the law, and won substantial funding for the Blue Box program. Now working from the inside, government sources advise that her report was influential in Ontario’s action plan, which is expected to direct between $4 and $7 billion into climate mitigation in the next four years, and has also changed the conversation within government on fossil fuel subsidies.