As a new report highlights solar’s potential in the Arctic, northern communities are looking for renewable alternatives to fossil fuels. Continue reading Inuit community turns to solar for sustainable energy in the North
A presentation by Julie Gelfand, Federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development on her tabling of her recent report. Continue reading Spring 2016 Report from Julie Gelfand – June 23
Please join us on March 2, 2016 at 1 PM Eastern for an hour long webinar with Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, on her second report as Commissioner. Continue reading Webinar: A Report from Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development
By harvesting trees in patterns that resemble natural disturbances, Canadian forestry companies are hoping to improve sustainable management practices. Continue reading Logging according to nature in Canada’s Boreal Forest
On its 70th anniversary, the UN still pushing for Sustainable Development goals. Continue reading David Suzuki: Sustainable development goals offer a path to prosperity
Report Card released on the opening of the UN Sustainable Development Summit. Continue reading Canada Scores a “C” on Sustainability
Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, outlines her first report in a webinar hosted by the Sustainability Network. Continue reading Webinar from the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development
In a Canadian first, Air Transat and Aerocycle work together to dismantle aging aircraft in a sustainable way. Continue reading Dismantling old aircraft the green way
Report: “Advancing the Transformation to a Green Economy through Green Buildings and Resource Efficient Cities: Key Messages from North America” Continue reading Report on green buildings released in lead up to Rio +20 Conference
Sustainable Waterloo and the Centre for International Governance Innovation to host educational forum on sustainable development. Continue reading From Rio to Waterloo Region: Advancing our Green Economy
Ecocultures 2012: Transitions to Sustainability A Conference to take place at the University of Essex, 17th -18th April 2012 Ecocultures are communities from whom we can learn the art and science of sustainable living. The aim of Ecocultures 2012 is to advance knowledge of how communities adapt successfully to social-ecological change, maintain resilience and enhance […] Continue reading Call for Papers: Ecocultures 2012: Transitions to Sustainability
The German Consulate and the Sustainability Network invite you to a presentation and reception on Monday, November 21 at 5pm. Continue reading Chris Turner talks Cleantech at the German Consulate
A provocative discussion by thought leaders and stakeholders on the progress made towards global sustainability since the 1992 Rio Declaration. Continue reading Sustainable Development: Possibility or Pipe Dream?
748: 11 October 2011 – Published by Green Communities Canada. EFFECTIVE INCENTIVES. Article quotes Christine Foley, executive director of Hearthmakers Energy … Continue reading Green Challenge Week on Campus, Virtual tour of new Centre for Sustainable Development – GCNews #748
Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Long-term Sustainable Development Scenarios Deadline for submission: 15 November 2011 Natural Resources Forum, a United Nations Sustainable Development Journal, a quarterly journal issued by the Division for Sustainable Development of the United Nations calls for papers for a special issue on long-term scenarios for sustainable development, to […] Continue reading Call for Papers: Long-term Sustainable Development Scenarios
In his book Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, author Justin Martin sets out to give Olmsted due recognition as a pioneering environmentalist. In lush detail, Martin walks the reader through the chapters of Olmsted’s life: sailor, farmer, journalist, abolitionist, park superintendent, Civil War medical commissionaire and gold mine manager.
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In Recovering a Lost River: Removing Dams, Rewilding Salmon, Revitalizing Communities, author Steven Hawley leads readers on a meandering journey up the Snake River – dropping in on the communities it threads through – to its wilderness headwaters in Idaho. The largest tributary of the Columbia River, the Snake was once one of the continent’s most productive salmon-bearing rivers, with salmon returns estimated to number in the tens of millions each year. Today its salmon runs are only a shadow of their former abundance and the species has been extirpated from some tributaries altogether.
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In his engaging and practical book Development Without Destruction: The UN and Global Resource Management, Nico Schrijver shows how the UN developed into a hub for natural resource management by default, not by design. As this comprehensive contribution to the UN Intellectual History Project series recounts, the Charter of the United Nations does not discuss natural resources and does not enshrine environmental conservation. The apparent ‘default’ status of UN resource management efforts has provided critics of the UN with plenty of ammunition over the years. In this makeshift context, co-ordination failures and public relations slip-ups have occasionally undermined the environmental efforts of an alphabet soup of UN specialized agencies and programs.
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