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Coverage of sustainable development since November 25, 2021.

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Oil Sands Alliance to focus on industry sustainability, advancing net-zero ambitions

"...Reid described the level of collaboration between oilsands producers right now as “unprecedented. ” Through the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative — announced last year by the same companies that make up the new Oil Sands Alliance (as well as MEG Energy Inc. , which is not involved in the new group) — major industry players have publicly pledged to work together to reach the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050..."

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Oil Sands Alliance to focus on energy industry sustainability, advancing net zero ambitions Globalnews.ca

"...Through the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative — announced last year by the same companies that make up the new Oil Sands Alliance (as well as MEG Energy Inc. , which is not involved in the new group) —  major industry players have publicly pledged to work together to reach the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The industry's vision of getting to that goal is anchored by a proposed major carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) transportation line that would capture CO2 from oilsands facilities and transport it to a storage facility near Cold Lake, Alta..."

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Canada is leaving communities in the dark about the risks and costs of climate disasters The Narwhal

"...As the climate warms, Canada is at growing risk from a range of hazards from extreme temperatures to drought, flooding, landslides, wildfires and more. While reducing greenhouse gas emissions can stave off the worst effects of climate change, some degree of further warming is already baked in and is expected to bring with it more extreme events..."

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Expert panel says Canada needs to ‘up its game” on climate data to better adapt

"...He says the 2021 heat wave, deadly wildfires and fall flooding in British Columbia are just the latest examples of the massive human and economic costs climate change is bringing with it and how ill-prepared we are to both prevent it and respond to it..."

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From the Field: Working with nature to transform lives

"...8 January 2022Economic DevelopmentSo-called “nature-based solutions” are an important element in tackling the climate crisis, but they also play a major role in addressing other challenges, from food security, to health, and sustainable development..."

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Flooding refloats U.S.-Canada infrastructure bank idea

"...The recent catastrophic flooding in the Fraser Valley at locations like Sumas Prairie – where an overflowing Nooksack River in Washington state was a key cause – should spark a renewed interest in a Canada-U. S. infrastructure bank..."

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COP26 – Hydrogen! Hydrogen! Hydrogen!

"...Outside the official COP events, side events focused on specific subjects.   CHFCA members attended the ShipZero conference where hydrogen was on the agenda and visited Arcola Energy’s showcase of its conversions of a locomotive train and refuse collection vehicle (RCV) conversion to hydrogen fuel cell technology. Both vehicles incorporated fuel cell stacks from Ballard..."

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From the Field: ‘climate-smart’ development in an uncertain world

"...As countries work to reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to climate change, reduce risks, and build more resilient societies, important progress is being made towards a more sustainable future. Find out more here..."

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Kelowna cleantech company receives $3.8 million to fund sustainable pulp plant

"...“Now is the time for ambitious climate action. Cleantech innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization are key to the vital shift to a healthier environment and a net-zero carbon economy. Today’s announcement will boost our leadership in climate and waste reduction technologies and help foster a truly Canadian success story,” said Innovation Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne..."

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MP Richard Cannings calls for federal funding to help rebuild after weather

"...“While Canadians have endured forest fires and extreme flooding in the past four months alone, Justin Trudeau keeps pretending to be a climate leader. He continues to give big oil and gas billions in fossil fuel subsidies,” said Singh. “What’s worse is that they have no plan to help workers transition to renewable energy jobs that will allow them to keep providing for their families while ensuring we are doing our part to address climate change..."

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Cropped, 1 December 2021: Brazilian deforestation soars; Fishing subsidy fights; Indian farm laws repealed

"...‘SUSTAINABLE’ INITIATIVE: Environmental groups have been raising concerns about a proposed “sustainable development zone” in northwest Brazil that is expected to get the green light from Bolsonaro later this year, the Guardian reported. The plan’s proponents, which include prominent agribusiness figures, say that the zone will allow them to scale up and intensify livestock agriculture on land that has already been cleared. But others have said the plan “is unlikely to change the system responsible for the breakneck pace of deforestation”, the Guardian wrote..."

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Next Open Dialogue Live to explore sustainable food production systems and food insecurity

"...Zero Hunger, one of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aims to end hunger and achieve food security and improved nutrition by the year 2030 while promoting sustainable agriculture..."

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Jobs in sustainable development

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Climate Action Analyst - Internship - City of Kamloops (Kamloops, BC)

"...For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes a police information check..."

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Climate Change Coordinator - Grey County (Owen Sound, ON)

"...Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development, our ideal candidate will have the combination of education, experience and strong consensus building skills to successfully lead a broad stakeholder group in realizing our goals Climate Change Action Plan goals..."

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Coordinator, Lands & Environmental Resource Management - Cook's Ferry Indian Band (Spences Bridge, BC)

"...The Cook’s Ferry Indian Band seeks a COORDINATOR, LANDS & ENVIRONMENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT who understands and has knowledge around the political, cultural, and spiritual protocols with our First Nation community, and who will uphold the vision of community leadership..."

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Manager, Sustainable Development - Sunshine Coast Regional District (Sechelt, BC)

"...Minimum of five (5) years of progressive sustainable development-related experience, including two (2) years of supervising technical staff, and experience working with community groups, First Nations, and other stakeholders, preferably in local government..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention sustainable development.

Canadian agriculture groups working to ensure diverse voices weigh in on UN Food Systems goals

Duration: 11:51

"...The United Nations Food Systems Summit is coming up this fall, and is set up as a way to kickstart global agriculture systems in achieving sustainable development goals of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN..."

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But what about drugs?

Duration: 19:04

"...The Sustainable Development Goals aim to improve the most important things about life on Earth..."

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Inger Andersen

Duration: 16:06

"...Nature is our Best Prescription for an Integrated Health Insurance Policy..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about sustainable development.

The Adaptation Principles: 6 Ways to Build Resilience to Climate Change

"...What can countries do to be more resilient to climate change? The report “The Adaptation Principles: A Guide for Designing Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience” lays out 6 principles – as well as 26 actions, 12 toolboxes and 111 indicators – to help ministries of finance approach adaptation challenges..."

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Who Are the 'Ecopreneurs' Restoring the Amazon? | Sustainable Development Impact Summit

"...With over 10,000 species at risk of becoming extinct, the Amazon’s ecosystem requires a nature- and people-positive bioeconomy to mitigate existing threats..."

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Highlights 2021 Spring Meetings | Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for 👥 and 🌎

"...The event Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for People and Planet centered on the need to decarbonize key sectors of the economy that account for more than 90% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including energy, transport and food systems..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about sustainable development relevant to the latest news.

Accessibility, affordability, and efficiency of clean energy: a review and research agenda

"...Energy crisis, especially the poor access and affordability, demand?supply mismatches, energy inequality, and high dependence on non-renewable energy sources, are the challenges before the attainment of clean energy goals for sustainable development..."

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Impact of Human Activities on the Ecosystem Services of Nech Sar National Park

"...These valued ecosystems in the case of Nech Sar, however, are going through severe degradation from deforestation, overgrazing, improper land-use practices, and lack of community involvement in the management of parks..."

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Relationship Between Emissions Trading System and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

"...This is the case of the goals related to energy, economic growth, inclusive industrialization, sustainable cities, sustainable production and consumption patterns, marine and land life, as well as the climate itself..."

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Development of an SDG interlinkages analysis model at the river basin scale: a case study in the Luanhe River Basin, China

"...Seven broad areas, namely land use and land cover change, climate change, ecosystem services, flood risks, water sector, urbanisation, and energy, were set as the scope of study..."

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Beyond the environmental Kuznets curve: Do combined impacts of air transport and rail transport matter for environmental sustai

"...This study is motivated by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDG-7,8,11,12 and 13) on the need for clean and responsible energy consumption in view of anticipated actions for environmental sustainability..."

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A quantifiable architecture for urban social-ecological complex landscape pattern

"...Context For urban ecology science to facilitate urban sustainable development by improving urban residents? material wealth and environmental suitability, it is important to quantitatively analyze urban areas using current and forthcoming data collection and analysis technologies; however, current approaches remain inadequate and are not systematic compared with the relatively mature urban ecology theory..."

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Do foreign direct investments influence environmental degradation? Evidence from a panel autoregressive distributed lag model a

"...Total energy consumption, economic growth, and renewable energy share are also considered as determinants of environmental deterioration in the model..."

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Biodiversity and Extinction

"...Current negative trends in biodiversity and ecosystems will undermine progress towards 80% of the assessed targets of Sustainable Development Goals related to poverty, hunger, health, water, cities, climate, oceans, and land..."

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A Multicriteria Decision Making Approach for Evaluating Crop Residues for Sustainable Briquette Production in Ghana

"...Design: The study used the Bioenergy and Food Security Rapid Appraisal (BEFS RA) tool and Multicriteria Decision Making (MCDM) methods to achieve the research goal..."

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Way forward for the Sustainable Development of Protected Areas: Integrated Strategic Development Approaches

"...The general aim of this book is to explore the knowledge gap on the impact of human activity on the natural capitals of protected areas and devise strategic approaches through the formulation of a conceptual framework which will help to enhance the management and governance of protected areas (by taking the case of Nech Sar National Park)..."

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Economic Theories and Sustainable Development

"...In this chapter, I provide a brief introduction of some of the key economic theories, and how and to which extent they apply to sustainable development and corporate responsibility..."

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