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Putting Big Ideas into Practice

ABSTRACT:

The March 2014 release of the Fifth IPPC assessment report reaffirms that climate change poses unprecedented challenges, particularly to the energy sector, to find new pathways to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions.  One aspect of that challenge is the greater prominence social license issues have assumed in Canada and worldwide.  While progress continues in making incremental progress to lower GHG emissions, a key challenge is to tap new areas of innovation, creativity and partnerships to bring about transformative change.  This meeting of the CCEMC, and the award winning projects showcased during the meeting, show us that innovative, transformative solutions are available.  It is up to the greater community to scale them up.

SCOTT VAUGHAN:

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President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

 

Scott Vaughan began as President in April, 2013. Prior to joining IISD, he was Canada’s federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development for five years.

Previously, he was the Director of the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C.; a Visiting Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; the Head of Economics at the NAFTA Environment Commission; and Counsellor at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. He held various positions with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), including initiating both the UNEP Financial Initiative and UNEP’s work on trade issues.

In the late 1980s, he worked at the Head Office of the Royal Bank Financial Group. He holds post-graduate degrees from the London School of Economics, the University of Edinburgh and Dalhousie University, as well as an undergraduate degree from Mount Allison University.

 

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Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, the Shaw Conference Centre overlooks the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley, the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America. Shaw is the premier Edmonton conference venue, with a location that provides access to over 2,000 downtown hotel rooms plus shopping, entertainment, dining and transportation.

The Shaw Conference Centre hosts approximately 650 Edmonton events each year, attracting over half a million visitors.

The Shaw Conference Centre is a partner in FRESH, an innovative program that supports conference and meeting planners in creating unique Edmonton experiences that are environmentally, socially and economically responsible.

For more information on the Shaw Conference Centre, please click here.

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APRIL 15–17, 2014, AT THE SHAW CONFERENCE CENTRE

Lowering the world’s greenhouse gas emissions is not an easy task, but with the right minds in the right place, it can be done.

Held in Edmonton, Alta., the Zero 2014 Conference will address the goal of lowering our carbon impact by bringing together policy and clean-technology leaders from around the world. This three day conference will also feature presentations from the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Grand Challenge Round 1 Finalists.

CCEMC: A Global Responsibility

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