An energy and environment expert reflects on the post-Covid recovery.
When daily life is humming along more-or-less routinely, it is easy to lose sight of just how uncertain the future really is, even during the best of times. And these are not the best of times. The pandemic has brought an abrupt halt to business as usual in our personal lives and in our economy. We do not know how long it will be before the threat of the virus can be brought under control or even whether the worst is still to come, but it is not too soon to be thinking about what things need to change when this is over.
Black lives matter. This needs to be asserted strongly and defended unequivocally. To be silent on the injustices faced by Black people in Canada, the United States, and around the world, is to be complicit in their oppression. It is to lose a part of our humanity. It is to dishonour the memory of George […]
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26 September 2019
SUSTAINABILITY SOLUTIONS GROUP (SSG) SUPPORTS YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE
Victoria, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax – Sustainability Solutions Group (Canadian Co-op), a leading local government climate change planning consultancy, will suspend services and join young people in their Global Climate Strike actions around the world on September 27th, 2019. Read more
As an affiliate event to the Global Climate Action Summit held in September 2018 in San Francisco, Sustainability Solutions Group hosted a one-day symposium on modelling energy use and greenhouse gas emissions mitigation in cities. Read more
This year’s Global Climate Action Summit is taking stock and charting the next steps for global climate action by bringing together governments, students, citizens, entrepreneurs and change makers together in San Francisco. The summit will be held from September 12-14, 2018. The event – which includes a main plenary and hundreds of affiliated side performances, workshops, tours and talks – is intended to highlight ongoing action in mitigation and adapting to climate change, and to connect global actors on the next course of action. A series of ‘challenges’ are being proposed to encourage healthy energy systems, healthy cities, inclusive growth, land and ocean stewardship and financial investments in climate action. These challenges will help declare ongoing commitment and a new wave of ambition in creating a prosperous and sustainable future. Read more
The City of Oslo has embedded emissions reductions deeply into the mechanics of municipal operations. The Vice-Mayor of Oslo discussed her City’s carbon budget, which parallels the City’s financial budget. Departments are assigned responsibilities and are required to implement those responsibilities in order to achieve their targets of cutting emissions in half over 1990 levels by 2020 and becoming completely carbon neutral by 2030. This mechanism relies on the strongest tool the city has – the city budget process – and brings a new transparency to greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions planning, with an annual reporting process. Read more