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  • 2011 a record year for economic loss due to global catastrophesAlthough 2011 witnessed fewer natural disasters than 2010, overall global monetary losses hit a record-setting $380 billion. Insurance companies, politicians and climate change leaders are discussing how best to mitigate and prepare for unforeseen catastrophes.
  • Narrowing Canada's Innovation GapThe federal government is radically changing the way it funds research and development in Canada. Saying that Canada has fallen behind other developed countries, Budget 2012 announces a new formula for funding innovation and research to foster job creation.
  • Renewable energy output must more than quadruple to replace fossil fuel: studyA new study from the University of Oregon is challenging conventional thinking on alternative energy someday replacing fossil fuels. The study says it can take as much as 10 units of alternative energy to replace one unit of fossil fuels.
  • EU emissions drop triggers carbon price freefallSagging carbon prices lost nearly 14% of their value yesterday (2 April) as recession and a warm winter sparked a predicted 2.6% drop in carbon emissions from the 10,000 installations covered by the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS) last year.
  • Black carbon ranked number two climate pollutant by US EPAThe US Environmental Protection Agency says that targeted strategies to reduce black carbon "can be expected to provide climate benefits within the next several decades," based on black carbon's strong warming potential and its short atmospheric lifetime of days to weeks.
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Corporate Details
Exhibitor: Province of British Columbia
Contact Name: Mary Slanina
Booth Number: 1009
Address: PO Box 9327 Stn Prov Govt, 7th Floor, 1810 Blanshard Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 9N3
Canada
Website: http://www.gov.bc.ca

Corporate Summary:

British Columbia produces world-class clean technologies, with ground-breaking research, strong leadership and a competitive business climate. Over 200 clean tech firms produced revenues of $2.5 billion in 2011, with prospects in Europe, the United States and Asia. Abundant resources drive development of renewable energy technology, energy efficiency and smart measurement. We are recognized worldwide for our hydrogen and fuel cell technology, plug-in electric vehicles and natural gas engines.

Key Geographic Markets
Experience in:      Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Japan, China, United Kingdom, United States, Korea
Interest in: France, Germany, India, Japan, China, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Korea
Product Service Offerings
Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Engineering Services, Forestry, Fuel Cells, Government, Green Building, Hazardous Waste, Impact Assessment Management, Industry Associations, Mining/Oil & Gas, Monitoring Equipment & Services, Policy & Regulatory Development, Pollution Prevention Technologies, Remediation & Containment, Renewable Energy, Research & Development, Resource Management, Resource Recovery & Recycling, Solid Waste Management, Sustainable Construction, Trade Promotion, Transport, Urban Management, Utilities, Wastewater Treatment, Water Supply
Business Development Objectives
Direct Sales, Distributors/Agents, Education, Joint Venture Partners, Research Development Collaboration, Strategic Alliances, Technology Transfer
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