Strategic Advice and Presentations

Climate, Energy, Environment

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Dianne Saxe, Ph.D in Law

Dianne Saxe is president of Saxe Facts, a business providing strategic advice and presentations on climate, energy and environment. Follow her on Twitter (@envirolaw1) and LinkedIn.

2015 to 2019, Dr. Dianne Saxe was the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO). She was appointed unanimously by all MPPs to report to the Legislature on Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and to be the guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). During her term, she improved the effectiveness of the Environmental Bill of Rights, increased public understanding of the urgency of climate change, and issued highly praised reports on a wide range of environmental, energy and climate topics.

Prior to her appointment, Dr. Saxe was one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers, with 40 years’ unparalleled experience writing, interpreting, and litigating Ontario’s energy and environmental laws. Dr. Saxe's career began with the Ontario Public Service and two major Bay Street law firms. She then established one of Canada’s top environmental law firms.

A Certified Environmental Law Specialist, Commissioner Saxe was recognized by all major legal rating services, including acknowledgement as one of the world’s top 25 environmental lawyers by Best of the Best, 2008 and as Best Lawyers’ first Environmental Lawyer of the Year for Toronto. Her numerous honours include the Award for Distinguished Service, the highest honour granted by the Ontario Bar Association; and the Gold Key Award for exceptional lifetime professional achievement, granted by Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni.

Dr. Saxe has travelled extensively in Ontario and Canada, both in her professional practice and as a keen canoeist, kayaker and cross-country skier.

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Services

Climate, Energy, Environment

Dr. Saxe can be retained to give strategic advice and presentations on climate, energy and environment. The breadth of her expertise and experience are illustrated by her reports as Environmental Commissioner, available here, and her ECO presentations, some of them available here and here. More details will be provided as we build out this website.

Those who wish to have a presentation pro bono are encouraged to show one of many presentations available on YouTube, such as the May 2019 version of Climate Changes Everything featured on the Presentations page.

Contact Dr. Saxe

Dr. Saxe is NOT, at present, practicing law or providing legal advice

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Sarnia declares climate emergency

Sarnia, the home of Ontario's Chemical Valley and a major petrochemical industry hub, declared a climate emergency yesterday, the very day that the Canadian House of Commons did the same. It's a great first step. Now, what about action?

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Ontario paying more for less

Amazing how expensive the Ontario PC climate plan is to achieve so little. Nearly three times the cost for 1/3 the result, per expert analysis by Enviroeconomics.

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McMurtry Fellowship

I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded the McMurtry Visiting Clinical Fellowship 2019/20 by Osgoode Hall Law School, in collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. I will be giving guest lectures, mentoring students...

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Climate emergency presentation now freely available

A full video of my climate emergency presentation is now available, free of charge, with deep thanks to filmmaker Kathy Garneau, and to the host of this presentation, St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto. Please encourage others to...

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