- A company that converts plastic into fuels and another that makes measurement sensors for the smart grid are the inaugural investments of a new $30 million cleantech venture fund launched in Ontario.
- 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."
|Contact Name:||David Rokoss|
110 - 788 Harbourside Drive,
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3R7
CODE REDD is an emergency action campaign to save the world's wild forests using private sector financing within the Voluntary Carbon Market. REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), is a forest conservation program originated by the United Nations to help stop the destruction of the world's forests. It is an effective solution that is already working in pioneering projects around the world. The Campaign aims to stimulate demand for REDD by making it easy and compelling for corporations to buy REDD carbon offsets linked to high quality forest protection projects. "The goal of the CODE REDD Campaign is to dramatically increase the demand for REDD project carbon offsets now. With increased demand, REDD can scale to overcome the massive threat to the world's forests and make a significant contribution to mitigating climate change," said Mike Korchinsky, Founder and CEO of Wildlife Works and the creator of the CODE REDD Campaign.
|Experience in:||Canada, Ecuador, Germany, United States, Senegal, OTHER|
|Interest in:||Brazil, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, Korea, OTHER|