- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
Global Emissions Management
Much uncertainty remains around the future of global carbon markets and the regulatory regimes that ultimately will govern the management of harmful greenhouse gas emissions. But despite these uncertainties, governments and corporations alike are moving forward with strategies and initiatives for climate change adaptation and carbon management strategies to be better positioned to deal with future risks. In this theme, major players involved in developing corporate strategies and public policies for carbon management will discuss current initiatives and best practices that will help usher in the low carbon future.
Carbon Frustration: What's Next for Climate Policy?
With no significant successor to the Kyoto Protocol in sight and a lack of coordinated climate policies in North America, what can be expected in the future for compliance and pre-compliance schemes, national and sub-national frameworks, and regulatory approaches for managing greenhouse gas emissions? Hear from policy experts andclimate and energy leaders about what's coming next in this update on climate policy.
Terry Lake, Minister of Environment, Government of British Columbia, Canada
Pierre Arcand, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment & Parks, Government of Québec, Canada
James Goldstene, Executive Director, California Air Resources Board, USA
Henry Derwent, President & CEO, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Switzerland
Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, US Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Innovative Approaches to a Smaller Corporate Carbon Footprint
The private sector is moving ahead with carbon reduction strategies despite uncertainties in the policy landscape, with businesses taking innovative approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their entire supply chains. Find out what tools, tactics, and innovative partnerships are being developed to help cut costs, improve performance, and shrink the corporate carbon footprint.
Sylvain Cuperlier, Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Dole Food Company Inc., Germany
Cindy Drucker, Director of Global Sustainability, SC Johnson, USA
David Hill, Vice President of Natural Gas Economy Operations, EnCana Corp., USA
Normand Pellerin, Assistant Vice President, CN, Canada
Laurent Tainturier, President, BASF Canada