- The Canadian government has announced new funding of $35 million over five years to Canadian university and government scientists and researchers to help "improve understanding of the climate and the atmosphere."
- The past decade has been one of unprecedented weather extremes. Scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany argue that the high incidence of extremes is not merely accidental.
- The global economy continued to grow last year, world population surpassed 7 billion, and the use of energy and other natural resources generally rose. The impacts of rising consumption and the increasingly risky state of humanity are documented in the Worldwatch Institute's Vital Signs 2012 report.
- "Never has there been a more exciting time for all of us to explore this great next frontier where boundaries between work and purpose are merging into one, where doing good, really is good for business."
- In an effort to avoid consumer anger, companies are putting more and more effort into attaching themselves to global issues. How Pepsi--which is working on clean water access around the world--has made this shift has lessons for all brands.
|Exhibitor:||Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development|
|Contact Name:||Ruth DeSantis|
Bio-Industrial Development Branch,
97 East Lake Ramp NE,
Airdrie, AB T4A 0C3
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) works with industry and stakeholders to facilitate growth and build a stronger Alberta to improve Albertans' quality of life. The primary focus of ARD is to ensure that Alberta will have a prosperous economy. The Alberta Biomaterials Development Centre (ABDC) is a virtual centre that links the capabilities of the forestry, agricultural and technology sectors of Alberta. ABDC's mission is to catalyze the development of the biomaterial industry, working with clients from Alberta and around the world to grow the biomaterial economy. Find out more by visiting www.albertabiomaterials.ca
|Experience in:||Canada, Japan, China, United Kingdom, United States|
|Interest in:||Canada, Japan, China, United Kingdom, United States|