Connecting Local to Global: Why Municipal Action on Climate Change Matters

It was sometime in the middle of the week while I was sitting in the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland this past November, that I was hit with an overwhelming sense of unease and disappointment. Though I had heard it from many other NGO observers and colleagues previously, it was at that moment that the […]

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Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election – Candidate Response: Stacey Danckert, Green Party of Ontario

In the lead-up to last fall’s general election in Ontario, Sustainable Waterloo Region partnered to create a non-partisan expert review of the energy policies of leading political parties, entitledOntario’s Energy Future: A Climate Change Perspective, with the goal of informing the debate surrounding the province’s energy and climate future. Now, one year later, residents of the […]

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Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election – Candidate Response: Eric Davis, Ontario Liberal Party

In the lead-up to last fall’s general election in Ontario, Sustainable Waterloo Region partnered to create a non-partisan expert review of the energy policies of leading political parties, entitled Ontario’s Energy Future: A Climate Change Perspective, with the goal of informing the debate surrounding the province’s energy and climate future. Now, one year later, residents […]

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Ontario’s Energy Future and the Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election

This past spring, Kitchener-Waterloo MPP Elizabeth Witmer resigned to embark on a new opportunity as chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. As such, residents of the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo will head to the polls in a by-election scheduled for Thursday, September 6th to elect her replacement. This by-election is unique. While they are […]

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CIGI ’10 – Climate of Action

Earlier this month Waterloo’s own Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) held its annual conference, CIGI’10 – Climate of Action. The conference gathered over 60 experts in climate policy, science, business, and NGOs to discuss the global governance options and opportunities surrounding climate change. Despite an emphasis on how institutions like the UNFCCC (United Nations […]