- 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
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