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Michael Polanyi

Policy and Campaign Manager, Nature-Based Climate Solutions

Michael is an experienced campaigner with a background in policy research, advocacy, and community organizing.

Most recently, he coordinated climate engagement and advocacy work at the Toronto Environmental Alliance. Prior to that, he was a social and environmental policy researcher at Queen’s Park, national anti-poverty program coordinator at KAIROS, and a community engagement worker with the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.

He has led and supported numerous peace, justice, and environmental campaigns, from helping win a student referendum to boycott South African products at McMaster University in the mid-1980s, to securing the City of Toronto’s climate emergency declaration in 2019.

Michael received a doctorate in Environmental Studies from York University in 2000, where he explored the possibilities and limitations of multi-stakeholder change processes.


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