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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...

Commodities & Corridors: Integrating Aboriginal Interests

One of the more challenging issues resource development proponents face is ensuring that the economic, social, and environmental interests of First Nation and Metis communities are integral to any new infrastructure. This session explores go forward agreements that meet both...
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...

Resilient Cities Don’t Just Happen: Embracing Global Best Practices

Many cities are making unprecedented investments in sustainability, but lingering challenges remain about measuring and reporting on their success. Hear from city leaders that have developed solid performance indicators to measure urban sustainability and to make their cities...

The Infrastructure Deficit: A Problem or an Opportunity?

The costs to replace or revitalize infrastructure is beyond the capacity of many cash-strapped cities. But new investment models could turn the infrastructure deficit into opportunities to create healthier, more climate resilient cities. This session will explore cutting edge...

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...

Natural Gas: The Transition Fuel

Natural gas is seen as a viable option as we transition to a lower carbon economy. The economic impacts of this transition are enormous. Investments in associated storage, transportation, and distribution systems will cost trillions of dollars. Hear the views of progressive...