- 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 Sustainability, Teck Resources Ltd., Canada
David Parker is Vice President, Sustainability at Teck Resources Limited and has over 20 years of corporate and environmental law experience in private practice and within the mining industry. During that time he has been responsible for the environmental assessment and permitting of mine projects, negotiated socio-economic participation agreements with First Nations, and wildlife protection agreements with governments in Canada. He has contributed to the development Teck's approach to sustainability and been an active participant in several industry initiatives aimed at improving the contributions that mining can make to sustainability.
David was a founding director of the Industry Council of Aboriginal Business and a director of the Andrew R. Thompson Natural Resources Law program at the University of British Columbia. He served as a member of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Board Advisory Committee on Sustainability Performance and chaired the 2010 Sponsors Sustainability Initiative. He is a past Chair of the Mining Association of British Columbia and is currently the Chair of the Social and Economic Task Force of the International Council on Mining and Metals.
His education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University, a Law degree from Dalhousie University and a Masters of Law degree from the University of British Columbia where he has served as an adjunct professor in environmental law.