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GLOBE 2014

Utilities of the Future: New Hope, New Business Models

The utility sector is facing many challenges that could radically change how the industry develops. Escalating operating expenses, falling or flat energy demand, and growing consumer interest in clean and efficient solutions are forcing utility companies to reassess their...

Reinventing Fire Keynote

Digging up and burning fossil fuels has transformed human existence and made industrial and urban civilization possible. However, fossil fuels are not necessarily the only, best, or even the cheapest way to sustain and expand the global economy. In this special keynote, Amory...

Canada’s Oil Sands – Powering Innovation

Energy production from Canada’s oil sands has been the focal point of much controversy. Often overlooked is the stimulus the oil sands have generated for innovative technologies that lower the carbon intensity of oil production. This session will explore the challenges and...

Following the Money Trail: Liquid Capital in the Cleantech Sector

The cleantech sector, once seen as the savior of a troubled global economy, is feeling the impacts of increasingly risk averse financial markets. What must cleantech companies do to find new sources of funding? Listen as investors from the global financial community discuss the...

Mines of the Future

Sponsored by Rio Tinto Canada has been a world leader in the ‘greening’ of the mining sector, which has become a major concern worldwide. New technologies, mineral production and refining processes, coupled with vastly improved management practices and regulation for mine wastes...
FOOD AND WATER – THE STAPLES OF LIFE IN PERIL

SPARK Talks: Food Systems

The rise of megacities gives rise to mega-challenges in feeding urban residents. Rising transportation costs, increasing densification, limited access to croplands, and shifting preferences for locally produced food are all changing how cities feed themselves. Hear from thought...
FOOD AND WATER – THE STAPLES OF LIFE IN PERIL

Food and Water Security in a Changing World

New research has shown that global warming will significantly impact our capacity to grow food and our ability to provide secure access to clean water, the two basics of survival for any society. Changing climate conditions will not only impact businesses dependent on...

Leading by Example: WWF City Challenge Success Stories

In Partnership with WWF Cities around the globe recognize the inherent benefits of transitioning toward a sustainable future powered by renewable energy. Despite best intentions and ambitious goals, cities face large challenges and barriers. Five progressive cities, all finalists...

Next Generation Cities: Smarter, Faster, Better

Information and communication technologies are fueling the urban revolution in how people live, work, and enjoy life in today’s society. What will cities of the future look like? Be inspired by the visionaries that are spearheading the next generation approach to running cities?...

Clean Energy Trends: What’s Driving the Industry Forward?

In Co-operation with Clean Edge Inc. Now in its 13th edition, Clean Edge’s Clean Energy Trends report is one of the most respected cleanenergy publications. Based on this year’s expanded research, a stellar panel of business and investment innovators will share insights on the...

The Global Energy Mix: Opportunities and Realities

The energy sector worldwide is undergoing a profound transformation. New technologies have opened up vast reserves of untapped resources that in turn have upset long-established relationships in the energy marketplace. How can policy makers and investors make the right decisions...