- 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
Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Inmet Mining Corporation, Canada
Dr. Craig Ford is Vice-President, Corporate Responsibility at Inmet Mining Corporation, based in Toronto. Craig has worked in the mining industry for 31 years and for the past 17 years has been involved in environmental, safety, community affairs, sustainability and human rights issues at mine sites around the world. Craig holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geology (University of Western Ontario) and a Ph.D. in Geology and Geochemistry (Colorado School of Mines). Craig joined Inmet in 2000 and his portfolio includes responsibility for environmental, safety, community, human rights and ethics issues at the operating locations and development properties around the world, and has direct reporting responsibility for Inmet's closed mining properties.
Craig is an Executive Board member of the Mining Association of Canada and was closely involved in the development of the Mining Association of Canada's Towards Sustainable Mining initiative, where he served as Chair of the Initiative Leaders. He is a past founding member of the Devonshire Initiative, an extractives-development organization network established to foster dialogue and to achieve on-the-ground improvements in development outcomes, and served on its Steering Committee. Craig was also involved in the founding of the International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP), and served as its first Operating Committee Chair.