- 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
Green Infrastructure Integration in Cities: The Key to Success?
For many, quality of life depends significantly on the quality of installed infrastructure and the efficiency of its operation in our cities. With aging roads and outdated transportation networks, challenges to water access and quality, and uncoordinated energy systems in many urban centres around the world, what's the best way forward to ensure reliable infrastructure development in a capital-constrained world? How can an integrated approach that involves sustainability and land-use planning, greater use of green technologies, and public policy and coordination across departments and jurisdictions increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of infrastructure development?
Ron Aitken, Vice President of Transit & Rail Systems, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Canada
Brian Castelli, Executive Vice President for Programs & Development, Alliance to Save Energy, USA
Paul Lander, Principal, Dakota Ridge Partners & Chair, ASLA Water Conservation Network, USA
Robert Ouellette, Founder & Editor, MESH Cities, Canada