- 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
Minister of Environment and Water, Government of Alberta, Canada
Diana was elected to her first term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Drayton Valley-Calmar on March 3, 2008, and was appointed Minister of Environment and Water on October 12, 2011. In addition, Diana is currently a member of the Agenda and Priorities Committee and Cabinet Policy Committee on Energy.
Previously, Mrs. McQueen served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Environment. She was also a co-chair for Climate Change Central, a non-profit organization that encourages Albertans to take action on climate change through consumer rebate programs, demonstration projects and educational outreach.
Mrs. McQueen′s varied experience prior to serving as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta includes working for Amoco Canada, managing a retail business and providing board development instruction with the provincial board development program.
Mrs. McQueen is also active in her community and has served as a school board chair and trustee, and as the mayor of Drayton Valley.