Fire is an essential ecological process for many ecosystems in British Columbia, yet our burning forests result in human health and other serious costs. Join Meg Krawchuk, SFU and Sarah Henderson, UBC as they discuss the pros and cons of forest fires in the context of climate change and human health impacts. Meg Krawchuk will highlight where, how and why wildfires play a key role in forested landscapes, amid our contemporary socio-cultural concerns about too much or too little wildfire.
SDSN and partners are hosting a series of exciting events in New York, in and around the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) and the Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. For more information on any of these events and to express your interest in participating please write to the SDSN Secretariat focal point, listed below. Please direct all media inquiries to Kathy Zhang.
United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015
25 Sep 2015 - 27 Sep 2015
The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly.
An International Conference on Local Government (ICLG) has been annually held since 2010. Based on this tradition, the International Association for Local Governments (IALG) was established at the 4th ICLG in Surabaya, Indonesia with its core mission to promote local governance and mutual learning among local government scholars and practitioners. To fulfill this mission, IALG and its partners will collaborate on organizing the 6th ICLG on September 17-18, 2015.
The International Conference on Sustainable Development is jointly presented by the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) and the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL) at Laurentian University in Canada. OIDA and ICIRL will connect with host country partners as a knowledge hub to organize the event.
The EcoMobility Dialogues 2015 – a five-day of dialogues focusing on key urban mobility challenges - is part of the second edition of the EcoMobility World Festival series. A core part of the Sandton Central Business District of Johannesburg will be closed for regular traffic in the month of October, offering a view of the city in the future, with active street life and social inclusivity, served by a sustainable transport system.
The 1st IASC Thematic Conference on the Urban Commons will bring together leading scholars, researchers, policymakers, practitioners and social innovators to take stock of the developments in the interdisciplinary study of the urban commons and related questions of urban governance.
Karen Firehock, founder of the Green Infrastructure Center and author of Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning will present a new way of thinking about natural resources as green infrastructure. The book addresses the nuts and bolts of planning and preserving natural resources at a variety of scales—from dense urban environments to scenic rural landscapes. The webinar series follows the book and also provides expanded examples and case studies to teach participants why and how to implement successful plans.
ICRED 2015 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand during August 23-25, 2015. The aim as well as objective of ICRED 2015 is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to Renewable Energy and Development topics. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas face-to-face, to establish business or research relations as well as to find global partners for future collaborations. We hope that the conference results will lead to significant contributions to the knowledge in these up-to-date scientific fields.
The Real Estate Construction and Urban Development 2015 Conference will provide the ideal opportunity to present your projects and experiences to experts in real estate, urban planning, building developers, environmental restoration, architecture design, visual resource management, urban policy, entrepreneurs, engineers and practitioners in the professions of landscape and architecture.
The International Greening Education Event (IGEE) is a premier global annual event which is being held since 2009. It brings together stakeholders from around the world in Karlsruhe, Germany to shape the future of education and discuss the challenging issue of integrating sustainability across all academic disciplines.
Please join us for this free research seminar with Nathan Gillet, co-hosted by the Climate Research Lab - Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.