Common Waters, Shared Visions: Indigenous Collaboration on B.C.’s Watershed Security Strategy
Long-term watershed security is critical for the future of British Columbia. First Nations and the Province have worked together to co-develop a Watershed Security Strategy. Join this session to learn about how the diversity of perspectives and approaches of First Nations and the Province came together to develop a Strategy that will realize better watershed outcomes for British Columbia.
Reforestation Reimagined: Fighting Climate Change with Drones
Cameron’s strategic vision and commitment to innovation have been key to Flash Forest’s success in scaling up reforestation initiatives. Through cutting-edge methods like drone planting, Cameron is driving Flash Forest towards a greener and healthier planet, exemplifying the intersection of passion and expertise in environmental conservation.
A Whole-of-Society Approach: Driving Transformational Change for Economy and Nature
Historically, economic growth and environmental conservation have often been at odds. Now, more than ever, we need to work together to generate a transformational shift in our ways of thinking and actions to protect and manage the health of ecosystems. Join this interactive session to discuss partnership-based approaches and frameworks to create pathways that mutually benefit our ecosystems and economy for current and future generations.
Closing GLOBE Forum
At the GLOBE Forum 2024 Closing Plenary, we’ll look ahead to the next steps needed to create a regenerative future, from key outcomes and insights, to how we’ll show up ready for action at GLOBExCHANGE in 2025 (Feb. 11-13 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel). Join us as participants come together one last time to celebrate our community’s commitment to reaching beyond sustainability to regeneration. Delegates will also be treated to a free-style performance from Baba Brinkman, who will wrap up GLOBE Forum 2024 on a high note!
Regeneration in Action: An Armchair Dialogue with the Hon. David Eby
In BC, Canada, and around the world we need to protect and restore our planet, while enabling families and businesses to thrive in the clean economy of the future. Join this plenary armchair dialogue with the Hon. David Eby to hear how BC is taking action for a more regenerative, resilient, and net-zero economy.
The Critical Role of Critical Infrastructure: Enabling a Water Secure, Net-Zero Future
Critical infrastructure is designed to meet our essential service needs. Today, that not only means ensuring our utilities, power grids and transportation systems are reliable – they must also be sustainable. In this armchair dialogue we’ll unpack the role of infrastructure in enhancing water security and reducing emissions, as we transition to a more resilient, net-zero energy future.
Healthy Energy Homes: Going Beyond Sustainability
In this interactive discussion, amplifying Indigenous Clean Energy and the Canadian Climate Institute’s Health Energy Homes project, expert panelists will explore the connections between housing, health outcomes, clean energy, and energy efficiency. They will explore innovative solutions to address a concern Indigenous Peoples have been raising for decades—poor quality homes are causing severe health impacts in Indigenous communities across Canada. The session will delve into how energy efficiency solutions go “beyond sustainability” to not only mitigate greenhouse gas emissions but also address poor health outcomes, build climate resilience, and create economic benefits.
The Role of the Gas System in a Low-Carbon Future
Energy providers, Indigenous communities, all levels of government, industry and other stakeholders are working to lower emissions and support a prosperous transition to a lower-carbon economy. In this session, we’ll discuss the innovative solutions and approaches that will allow us to leverage our natural gas infrastructure to enable this transition. Join us to uncover how we can collaborate to build on the strengths of the gas and electricity systems and provide safe, reliable and affordable low-carbon energy for British Columbians.
Future-Ready Reporting: Preparing for Effective Sustainability Disclosures
The ISSB has released its first set of international sustainability standards, radically altering the reporting landscape. At the same time, the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB), which will support the adoption of these standards, has become fully operational. These initiatives represent significant advancements for sustainable business practices – ones that will require building capacity and understanding to help businesses feel confident in their reporting. In this workshop, experts will demystify the sustainability reporting landscape and explore the array of tools and resources available to empower businesses to embark on their disclosure journeys.
Critical Minds on Critical Minerals: Strategies for a Decarbonized and Resilient Mining Value Chain
As a leader in critical mineral reserves, Canada is positioned to play a crucial role in the global shift towards adopting clean mining technologies. To successfully navigate this transition, a holistic, whole-of-value-chain approach is needed to address environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges across the mining sector. Join this workshop session to explore how we can foster collaborative solutions to enable a sustainable, decarbonized critical minerals value chain in Canada.