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.
According to the latest Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2014), the last three decades have experienced a clear increase in the Earth’s surface temperature, and it is likely that 1983 to 2012 was the warmest 30-year period in the Northern Hemisphere within the last 1,400 years.
How the main policies and institutions for urban development and ecological planning have evolved over time? What are the main trade-offs that exist in urban development processes and how have our institutions addressed them (or not)?
What are the current challenges to make cities more ecologically sound and socially inclusive?
What kind of policies at the different levels and sectors can help to tackle those challenges? Where have they been successful and why?
The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September provides a wonderful opportunity to focus attention, bolster awareness, and mobilize action towards sustainable development solutions.
Join this webinar to learn how other local environmental health programs achieved integration between sustainability and environmental health in this free event on June 3rd from 1:00-2:15 pm EDT.
Brought to you by The Security and Sustainability Forum in cooperation with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), this webinar will feature past NEHA Sustainability Award winners and is a great way to open the discussion around the sustainability-environmental health nexus with other like-minded professionals.
Recent statistics show that an average Canadian resident uses over 300 gigajoules of energy each year, equivalent to more than 50 barrels of crude oil. That’s twice the amount as in Japan and many European countries with comparable standards of living. The extra energy being consumed may not equate to societal or health benefits, and contributes to overall energy and economic insecurity.
Do you want a socially inclusive, redistributive, prosperous economy?
The Canadian CED Network has been following with interest developments that have been going on across the Atlantic. Perhaps most exciting for us has been the work of Localise West Midlands. Although focused primarily on the West Midlands region of the UK, their work also seeks "to catalyse ideas across the UK and to make links with and support organisations all over the world working on a similar agenda."
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities. The Conference will result in an intergovernmentally negotiated and agreed outcome, which should constitute an important contribution to and support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.
It is now widely acknowledged that Subnational Governments and Local Authorities are key players on the ground to limit and tackle efficiently climate change. For this reason, the Rhône-Alpes Region responded positively to a proposal of Subnational Governments’ networks and Non-State Actors to host a World Summit on Climate and Territories, which will take place in its premises on 1st and 2nd of July 2015.
In Lima, the ADP requested the secretariat to continue the technical examination of opportunities with high mitigation potential and significant co-benefits in the period 2015–2020 by organizing the in-session technical expert meetings (TEMs).
The forty-second sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 42) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 42), as well as the June session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP2-9) will be held from 1-11 June 2015 in Bonn, Germany.
Metropolitan Solutions is the gateway event to cross-industry solutions for urban infrastructure. The trade show focuses on best-practice examples and currently available solutions for the urgent infrastructure problems faced by cities around the world. Core topics are energy, mobility and communication technologies as well as pathways to smart cities. Metropolitan Solutions also brings together a variety of specialized conferences under one roof, creating the most comprehensive global platform on smart cities and urban infrastructure.
The evidence suggests that a process of standardisation of urban sustainability policies and practices may currently be taking place. But how might this work? What critical questions need to be asked? And should we welcome this trend as a basis for future policy and practice development?
On behalf of the International Water Resources Association we are delighted to announce that the XVth World Water Congress will be held from the 25th to 29th May 2015 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Edinburgh in cooperation with the Scottish Government.