Catherine Abreu is the Executive Director of the Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada, Canada’s primary network of organizations working on climate change and energy issues. Ms. Abreu joined CAN-Rac Canada in July 2016, after five years leading the energy and climate programs at the Ecology Action Centre, Atlantic Canada’s longest-running environmental advocacy organization. She is also the former Coordinator of the Atlantic Canada Sustainable Energy Coalition (ACSEC).
Ms. Abreu has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people on climate policy and is an accomplished public speaker. Her commentary has featured in many news outlets including the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and the Financial Post.