Seth Klein

Seth Klein is the Team Lead for the Climate Emergency Unit (a project of the David Suzuki Institute). Previously, Seth served for 22 years as the founding British Columbia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a public policy research institute committed to social, economic and environmental justice. He is a writer, speaker and policy consultant, and an adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies program. He writes a bi-monthly column for Canada’s National Observer. Seth’s book – A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency – was published in September 2020. Seth is a founder and served for eight years as co-chair of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, a co-founder of the Metro Vancouver Living Wage for Families campaign, and an advisory board member for the Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance. He also serves on the board of Dogwood. A social change activist for over 35 years, Seth lives in East Vancouver with his partner and two children. A Good War “is structured around lessons from the Second World War – the last time Canada faced an existential threat. Others have said we need a “wartime approach” to climate change, but this is the first book to delve into what that could actually look like. Canada’s wartime experience, Klein contends, provides an inspirational reminder that we have done this before. We have mobilized in common cause across class, race and gender, and entirely retooled our economy in the space of a few short years.”

Latest Book: A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency

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