Last week, Natural Resources Wales became operational bringing together the previous work of the Countryside Council for Wales, the Environment Agency Wales and the Forestry Commission Wales. Sponsored by the Welsh Government, Natural Resources Wales will be one of the first public bodies in the world that will manage natural resources in a manner that considers benefits under the three sustainability imperatives: social, economic and environmental.
In the first year of its operation, they aim to,
The Sharing Project is a new research initiative that aims to investigate cooperative models for economy by exploring potential for transitioning into a more collaborative, sharing-based economic system, i.e., a sharing economy. Based in Vancouver, BC, this research will explore,
Two mind maps have been released featuring the ideas and outcomes of Degrowth: A Critical Juncture?, CRC Research's workshop on rethinking the meaning of growth and prosperity in current times and exploring alternatives to the traditional economic paradigm of constant growth.
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: An Action Agenda for BC Decision-Makers has just be released and is available from the publications section of the website.
On January 28 of 2013, municipalities from across BC came together for the A Brighter Tomorrow: LED Street Lighting in British Columbia workshop hosted in Burnaby, BC. The objective of this workshop was to provide municipalities with a better understanding of the technical aspects of LED technology, of potential procurement and financing options, as well as of the opportunities to build a compelling business case if communities in the Province join efforts.
The Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3) project organized a Peer-to-Peer Learning Exchange on January 2013 that brought over 40 climate leaders and champions from across BC to Royal Roads University’s Centre for Dialogue to exchange information about the drivers of climate action and innovations occurring in the province.