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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...

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...

Spotlight on China: Greening the Middle Kingdom

China’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2011– 2015) and other government policies have set ambitious targets for greener growth and greater social stability in rural and inland areas. Repairing China’s damaged waterways, agricultural lands, and improving air and water quality inmajor...

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...

Striving for Carbon Neutral Cities: What Will it Take?

Many cities in North America have committed to an 80 per cent carbon reduction by 2050. Other cities around the world are working to lower their carbon footprint by promoting high-performance building construction and best practices that favour more energy efficient operations....

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...

Special Session: Canada’s Energy Strategy

There have been calls from many quarters for a strategy to guide public policy and private investment in Canada’s energy sector. As the ‘owners’ of Canada’s natural resources, provinces and territories have a key role to play in shaping the development, processing, distribution,...