- 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
Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment & Parks, Government of Québec, Canada
In 2002, on the strength of over 20 years of experience in radio, Mr. Arcand became president of Corus Québec Radio Division, the owner of 14 stations across Québec.
On March 26, 2007, Mr. Arcand was elected in the riding of Mont-Royal in the Montréal region. During his first term in office, he was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board.
Re-elected in the December 8, 2008 general election, Mr. Arcand was appointed Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie. As Minister, he launched the Québec Government's U.S. Strategy, which gave Québec the means to contribute to the security of North America and promote trade.
In August 2010, Mr. Arcand was appointed Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks. To date, the Minister has piloted a number of major initiatives, including the application of the Regulation respecting the charges payable for the use of water; and the adoption of the Air Quality Regulation.