- 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
Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, US Environmental Protection Agency, USA
As Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, Gina McCarthy has been a leading advocate for win-win strategies to confront climate change and strengthen our green economy. During her tenure, EPA has taken important steps to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to protect public health by reducing air pollution.
Prior to her confirmation, McCarthy served as the Commissioner
of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. In her
25 year career, she has worked at both the state and local levels
environmental issues and helped coordinate policies on economic growth, energy, transportation and the environment. She also has extensive experience with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the nation's first market-based greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system.
McCarthy received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a joint Master of Science in Environmental Health Engineering and Planning and Policy from Tufts University.