- 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 Sustainable Development, Suncor Energy, Canada
Gord Lambert is Vice President, Sustainable Development for Suncor Energy. In this role, Gord works with senior management and external stakeholders to align and improve the company's long-term financial, social and environmental performance.
Prior to assuming this role in July 1997, Gord spent two years as Director, Sustainable Development for TransAlta Corporation and 15 years with Imperial Oil Limited in Environment, Health and Safety, Planning and business development roles.
He is involved with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in support of its work on climate change, energy and sustainable development within the business community. He is currently on the Boards of the Suncor Energy Foundation and Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF). He is a former Canadian representative on the Joint Public Advisory Committee to the US, Canadian and Mexican Environment Ministers under NAFTA (The Commission for Environmental Cooperation), having just completed a three year term.
He is currently co-chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI) that has been established to accelerate the pace and scope of environmental performance improvement through collaboration among five key oil sands companies.
Gord completed the Ivey Executive Program in 1996. He is a current member and past director/treasurer of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists. Gord graduated in 1980 from the University of Guelph with an Honors Bachelor of Sciences degree.