Mar 12 2018

Victoria Smart City & Economic Prosperity Summit

Building upon the success of GLOBE Forum in Vancouver, economic development leaders in nearby Victoria invite business, investment, and project leaders to attend a one-day summit, built around three themes:

- Smart Cities – buildings, transportation, and infrastructure

- Sustainable and Clean Technologies – building materials and processes, products, and product development

- Ocean Science & Marine Technology– earthquake & tsunami early-warning sensors and detection systems, big data management, tidal energy, and marine & fisheries management

Mar 13 2018

Canadian Financing Forum & Mission Innovation Clean Energy Financing Event

The Canadian Financing Forum (CFF) and GLOBE Series are teaming up with Mission Innovation (MI) – a global partnership of 22 countries and the European Union working together to accelerate global clean energy innovation – to host the first MI Clean Energy Financing Event. Global investors are invited to participate in the pitch sessions and experience a world-class technology company showcase and networking event.

Location: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

Mar 13 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm

CSHS/Harvard Human Capital Project Workshop

An organization’s human capital includes the skills, knowledge and abilities that workers bring to their work and how they use them. Human capital underpins corporate performance and sustainability. Effective occupational health and safety (OHS) management helps workers safely operate in their work environments, making OHS a foundational element of human capital. The growing question is whether a company wants its workers to just survive, or thrive. An increasing body of interest is being aimed at this very idea and investors, the financial markets and multi-national corporations are working together to define, measure, manage, and report on human capital.

Mar 13 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm

Translating Climate Change Trends and Liabilities: A Workshop for Professionals in Risk and Strategy

Zizzo Strategy is hosting a one-day workshop that will focus on risks, opportunities and responsibilities in a changing climate. The workshop will:

- Provide an overview of the policy and market mechanisms aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change

- Explore developing trends that may impact roles, responsibilities and expectations

- Dive into scenario analysis and its pros, cons and practicalities

- Link the above information to professional liability and corporate opportunities

The aim of the workshop is to provide professionals and senior staff with tools to integrate climate change considerations into their decision-making and increase the resiliency of their company.

Participants will leave the workshop not only with an enhanced understanding of their risks and opportunities, but also with practical strategies to address these issues within their organization.

Mar 13 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm

IETA Carbon Day

IETA Member Meeting (Closed-Door)

• Time: 10.00-12.30pm PST
• Location: Oceanview Suite 6, Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver

IETA Global Carbon Market Dialogue (Invite-Only)

• Time: 1.00-5.00pm PST (followed by a cocktail networking event)
• Location: Oceanview Suite 6, Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver

Mar 13 2018

Conversation on SDG 11: Sustainable Cities

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. While the goals represent a shared vision for a better future, the global scope of the goals can feel overwhelming. The SDG dialogue series is an opportunity for people who care about social and environmental issues to connect with each other and learn from guest speakers working in the area of each of the goals. Together we will:

- Explore the issue from a global and local perspective

- Learn about local initiatives to achieve action on the goals

- Identify barriers and share strategies for overcoming these challenges

Mar 14 2018

GLOBE EV Ride ‘n’ Drive

Are you electrified by the idea of owning a 100% zero emission car? Are you wired by the thought of driving a smooth, silent vehicle and never stopping at a gas station again? Are you charged up by innovative mobility solutions? Then sign up for the GLOBE EV Ride ‘n’ Drive! After getting your badge at the main Registration Desk, visit the Innovation Expo to find the Sustainable Mobility Cluster #1720 where you can learn all about EV products and solutions, find some sweet technical displays, and sign up to test ride or drive leading edge electric cars on a quick route along Waterfront Road to Crab Park and back. Must have valid driver’s license to operate a vehicle.

Mar 14 2018

BC Cleantech Investment Showcase

Organized by the Vancouver Economic Commission, this afternoon event will bring together 8-10 vetted and primed cleantech companies from British Columbia with global investors in a “World Café” format.

Location: Pan Pacific Hotel

Mar 14 2018 10:00am - 11:00am

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre Behind the Scenes Tours – SOLD OUT!

March 14th & 15th
10:00 am and 1:00 pm

There is so much more to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre than what you see in the galleries. On this tour, you’ll get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes workings of the Aquarium and see what it takes to care for 50,000 amazing animals. You’ll also learn about the Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts.

Mar 14 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Blockchain for Climate

"Blockchain for Climate" by Ecosphere+, Brinkman Climate and the Blockchain for Climate team.

Location: Tourism Vancouver Visitors Centre - 200 Burrard St. Plaza Level, right across from Canada Place.

Blockchain Technology will play a major role in organizing humanity to stop climate change. It provides a tool to connect emissions reductions opportunities to capital and demand. Blockchain will also provide the transactional platform governing international emissions reductions programs like the Paris Agreement, allowing transparency, engagement and compliance by every country on earth.

Mar 14 2018 7:30pm

Suncor Presents The Walrus Talks Energy

Seven speakers for seven minutes each discuss the energy economy, our collective impact, and finding paths to a sustainable future.

GLOBE has once again partnered with The Walrus to bring the popular national speaker series, The Walrus Talks, to the 2018 GLOBE Forum. The event, followed by a high-octane reception is free to registered conference delegates.

Mar 15 2018

International CCS Knowledge Centre Forum

This full day event is open to all GLOBE participants with pre-registration.

Program topics include:

Getting to 2 Degree C

De-risking CCUS to Enable Accessibility and Acceptability

CCUS: Supporting the coal phase out and beyond

Financing CT and the role of carbon pricing

Mar 15 2018 7:30am - 10:00am

Advancing a Circular Economy in Canada

Leaders and Experts Roundtable

Convening international and Canadian thought leaders and executives in a strategic conversation around the opportunities to advance the circular economy in Canada

The National Zero Waste Council, in collaboration with Smart Prosperity Institute, The Natural Step Canada, and Delphi Group, is hosting a Circular Economy Breakfast Roundtable. To mobilize the circular economy opportunities in Canada, a huge collaborative effort will be required. Framed around building a “roadmap” to advance a circular economy in Canada, the Roundtable will convene international and Canadian thought leaders and senior executives in a strategic conversation around the opportunities to advance a circular economy.

Moderated by Greg Moore, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board and Founder, National Zero Waste Council.

Mar 15 2018 5:30pm

Microsoft Technology-Enabled Solutions Discussion & Showcase

Digital technologies, from the cloud to machine learning to AI, are enabling new breakthroughs that have the potential to increase energy and resource efficiency in every sector. But are these tools being fully leveraged? What are the barriers to adoption? And if those can be solved, what new insights and abilities can we gain and what impact can these have on climate change? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at a fireside chat with the IEA’s Laszlo Varro and Microsoft’s Michelle Patron, and explored through hands-on demonstrations of AI enabled tools at a networking session to follow. The event will be held at Microsoft’s Vancouver office, a short walk from the Conference Center.

Mar 15 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm

IEEE Blockchain Workshop

Location: VentureLabs (555 W Hastings St, suite #1200, Vancouver)

Three dedicated blockchain pioneers will walk us through Bitcoin and Ethereum - contextualizing the cryptocurrencies within the larger field of decentralized protocols. Insights into the potential impacts and uses of blockchain technology in climate, engineering and technology will be explored. An overview of Bitcoin and Ethereum projects being built today, and some suggestions on how to engage just might inspire participants to get involved.

Mar 15 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Uncover the mysteries of Canada’s oceans with explorer Alexandra Cousteau

Oceana Canada and Ocean Wise invite you to join Alexandra Cousteau, Oceana Senior Advisor and granddaughter of marine explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, as she shares her family’s trailblazing legacy and passion for ocean exploration and protection.

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