- 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
Premier, Province of British Columbia, Canada
Between 1996 and 2005, Christy Clark served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Education, Minister of Children and Family Development and vice-chair of Treasury Board.
In 2005, she took a break from government to spend more time with her family. During that time, she worked in the media as a columnist, commentator and host of the "Christy Clark Show" on CKNW 980AM.
Premier Clark brought the anti-bullying "Pink Shirt Campaign" to British Columbia to raise awareness of issues related to bullying in our schools, workplace and communities.
She has received several awards, including the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the 2009 Woman of the Year in BC by the Consumer Choice Awards.
Christy Clark was sworn in as British Columbia's 35th Premier on March 14, 2011.
Under Premier Clark's leadership, government is focused on creating and protecting jobs, viewing everything it does through a families first lens and has committed to becoming the most open government in Canada.
Premier Clark lives in Vancouver with her son, Hamish.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChristyClarkforBC and Twitter: @ChristyClarkbc
Opening Plenary: Building a Greener Economy through Innovation