Director, Office of Climate Change and Energy Management
Christine Tu, M.Sc., is the Director, Office of Climate Change and Energy Management at the Regional Municipality of Peel. Christine is responsible for establishing and enabling the integration of climate change adaptation science, strategy, and risk-reduction planning across all Regional services, as well as ensuring delivery of innovative energy management and cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions reduction programming. Currently, her work includes implementing the Region’s 10-year Climate Change Master Plan, 5-year Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan, and directing the Secretariat for the Peel Climate Change Partnership. Prior to arriving at the Region, Christine was a Watershed Specialist and Manager of the Ontario Climate Consortium Secretariat at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.
Christine’s passion and expertise in addressing the imperative of climate change emerged through her career as a research scientist in the field of aquatic ecology. She received her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in environmental science from the University of Toronto.
With over 19 years of experience evaluating the complex relationships between land use, sustainability and integrating the realities of climate change impacts in highly urban watersheds, Christine is stepping into her leadership role at the Region of Peel with unwavering clarity that incremental improvements alone are no longer an option; and that deep collective action, across sectors and systems, is vital for transformational low carbon and resilient outcomes.