- 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
Head of School of Surveying & Planning, Kingston University, UK
Professor Sarah Sayce is Head of the Kingston School of Surveying & Planning in the UK and a qualified Chartered Surveyor. Her experience in commercial practice and contact with the profession keeps the School in touch with professional practice.
Over recent years Sayce has focused on the impact of the sustainability agenda on commercial property valuation and management. In relation to this she has undertaken research for UK government, the professional body, charities and industry. She is widely published and among her books is one on sustainability and buildings: Building Sustainability in the Balance: promoting stakeholder dialogue.She is currently researching and writing a new book on sustainability and real estate valuation and asset management.
She is much involved with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). She is a Board member on both the Global and UK Valuation Professional Group Boards and also sits on the RICS Valuation and Sustainability Working Group. Sarah has been the lead author for both RICS VIP 13 (Sustainability and Commercial Property Valuation) and the newly published RICS IP 22 (Sustainability and Residential Property Valuation).
Sarah also acts as a member of the Vancouver Valuation Accord which seeks active collaborations to embed sustainability into real estate valuations.