- 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
Associate Vice President, Campus and Community Planning, University of BC, Canada
Dr. Nancy Knight is Associate Vice President, Planning for the University of British Columbia, one of Canada's top universities. Nancy is responsible for ensuring that the physical development of UBC's campuses supports the University's goals, which include a commitment to academic excellence and a sustainable and civil society. In addition, her office coordinates and provides leadership on a wide range of local government matters pertaining to the university and its campuses. Nancy has a PhD in community and regional planning from UBC, volunteers on a number of non-profit Boards, is an adjunct professor at SFU, and an Honorary Professor in UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning.