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Pathway to Paris #10: financing and developing the low carbon economy

A biweekly climate briefing for municipalities

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In this Issue #10

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  • Governments subsidise fossil fuels massively

  • The growing job market in renewables

  • Under2MOU: Regions unite for a low carbon future

  • Public commitments to climate action

  • Featured network: Global Parliament of Mayors

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Green bonds: A ballooning new mechanism to finance climate action

The transition to a low carbon society requires a major injection of capital to fund renewable energy, new transportation systems, retrofits of buildings and so on. At the same time, trillions of dollars from pension funds and insurance companies sits in the bond market. Match the need with green investments with capital and the result is green bonds or climates.
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The SSG Story so far: Yuill Herbert presents to the All – Party Co-operative Caucus

The All-Party Caucus on Co-operatives held its eight meeting on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, under the theme “Innovative co-ops in green technologies and climate change adaptation.” Yuill was invited to provide the story of SSG, and why we do what we do. Here is his presentation:

“Thank you for inviting me here to present- it is an honour. Climate change is literally in the DNA of Sustainability Solutions Group or Groupe de solution durables, the cooperative of which I am a member. To illustrate, I will tell the story of SSG, how from humble beginnings we have become a leading sustainability consulting practice. I believe this story will help demonstrate why Canada needs to invest in more cooperatives as social innovators that confront critical issues facing society.

The genesis of SSG reaches back to my university days. A number of friends and I became concerned about the disconnect between the curriculum and operations and the scientific imperative to act on climate change- our premise being that if universities were not going to act, then who would. Read more

Pathway to Paris #9: The gap in local and federal climate action commitments

In this Issue #9

  • Canada fails to match GHG emission target
  • Deconstructing Paris COP21 text
  • Canadian premiers sign declaration for a low carbon economy
  • John Kerry invites civil society to commit to climate action
  • HSBC advises investors divest from fossil fuel companies
  • Extreme weather events on the rise

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Job opportunity – Financial Director

SSG is looking for a keen and competent individual to join our cooperative as Financial Director. Find the job posting here!

Sustainability Solutions Group relaunches as SSG with a confident energy for 2015

SSG (Sustainability Solutions Group) has unveiled our new brand and website!

As SSG steps into it’s 14th year, it is time to show a mature, experienced and keen brand that reflects our confidence in climate action and the legacy of the work we have been building on over these years, as a pioneer in community sustainability, green buildings and sustainable campuses. Read more

Pathway to Paris #7: The rise in renewables as climate change negotiations continue

In this issue: 

  • An update from the climate change negotiations 
  • Competitive cities and climate change
  • The rise of renewables 
  • Featured network: 100 Resilient Cities  

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February 2015 Newswire: Working in tribute to those we lost this year

Sustainability Solutions Group NEWSWIRE February 2015


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