Views from the Edge

Conversations from the Edge

Welcome to the CRC blog, where we discuss bleeding edge issues around sustainable community development. The term ‘bleeding edge’ connotes the idea of our failure to somehow or other convince the publics about the urgency of responding to climate change now, and that we need to better communicate the principles and practises of sustainable development to the wider publics. So, yes it takes courage to be 'at the edge', and sometimes one 'bleeds' a lot, but let's start the conversation now.

Climate change protest sign

"The most hopeful COP so far"

Now that the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) has drawn to a close, three Royal Roads…
House underwater in flood

The flooding in BC: Tragic but not unexpected

In November 2021, in under a week, extreme rainfalls created extensive flooding in parts of…
Caribou walking through peatland

New map show irrecoverable carbon storage

A new map published in the Journal of Nature Sustainability reveals irrecoverable carbon stores…
People walking along log in forest

Upcoming: Post-COP26 Panel Discussion - What's next?

From October 31 to November 12, 2021, world leaders in government, business and civil society,…
Quebec flag in the wind with fall trees

Quebec is leading Canada in phasing out oil and gas production

Launched at the recently concluded UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, the…
Ikea shopping store

Corporate leadership in combating the climate crisis

A crucial component of precipitating large-scale systemic change required to fight the climate…
transport trucks driving on highway at sunset

Creating renewable fuel from carbon dioxide

One Canadian clean energy company hopes to develop a plant to produce fuel with up to 90% fewer…
Youth climate change protest

Tune into COP 26

The buzz on COP26 is on the rise as this UN Climate Change Conference quickly approaches. With the…
plastic water bottle in ocean

The innovation of sustainable plastic alternatives

Of the 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic produced since the 1950s, approximately 60% have filled…
Greta Thunberg at climate strike

Three critical steps to addressing the climate crisis

As the world ramps up to the next climate summit, COP-26, being held in Glasgow, Scotland, October…
Foggy peatland with white flowers

The power of peatlands as nature-based climate solutions

Although peatlands only cover three percent of the Earth’s surface, they store five times more…
Arctic fox hiding behind log

Chief executives urge stronger action to protect biodiversity

In an open letter shared with The Guardian, the chief executives of eleven companies including…