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WGSI at COP22

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Join Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) at COP22 in Marrakech on November 16, 2016 to discuss how innovative partnerships with Indigenous communities and journalists are changing the energy access landscape.   Official COP22 Side Event:  Trusting... more

Green Energy Doors Open Showcase Kicks Off September 9th

Friday, September 2, 2016

Sustainable energy and sustainability initiatives will be the focus for many Ontarians on the weekend of September 9 to 11 during Green Energy Doors Open. Thousands of people are expected to visit the 150 events that are taking place across Ontario, showcasing the passion and... more

OpenAccess Energy Contributors Lead Call for SE4All to Make Energy Equity Core To Its Mandate

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The need to establish equity at the core of international efforts to deliver universal energy access was among the recommendations made at Waterloo Global Science Initiative’s (WGSI) OpenAccess Energy Summit – a gathering of researchers, practitioners, representatives of Canada... more

€423,000 Awarded to Program Inspired by Learning 2030

Thursday, May 19, 2016

  “I recently curated a summit on the future of secondary education. It was convened as a partnership between the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo, both in Ontario, Canada. What was most striking was that the heads of these two institutions... more

‘Breakthrough tech and creative alliances will lead energy access revolution’

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Top minds and next-generation leaders release actionable recommendations to eradicate energy isolation at closing ceremony of OpenAccess Energy Summit “Plug & power” open-source micro-grid technologies, the establishment of a global council on energy equity and accountability and... more

‘The post-Paris roadmap must include the world’s most energy isolated’ – Announcing WGSI's OpenAccess Energy Summit

Monday, April 4, 2016

OpenAccess Energy Summit convenes top minds and next-generation leaders from more than 20 countries to lead the way WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA – The Paris Agreement will be signed on Earth Day (April 22), opening a new era of possibilities for renewable energy technologies. Despite decades... more

Take the Energy Literacy Challenge!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

On March 19th, people around the globe will be switching off their lights for Earth Hour to raise awareness and encourage individuals, businesses, and governments to reduce their ecological footprints. The conversation about smart energy choices and our environment doesn't have to... more

Using Waterloo’s Innovation Power to Make a Difference - #PowerShiftWR

Monday, February 29, 2016

In 2010, a simple idea convinced Steve Katsaros to leave a high-flying career in patent law to found Nokero Solar — a company that brings affordable light to developing communities. Steve Katsaros, Founder and CEO of Nokero Solar  Recognizing that... more

Discourse Media Announces Energy Poverty Journalism Fellows

Monday, January 18, 2016

Discourse Media collaborates with nine journalist fellows from around the world to report on energy poverty. This collaborative multimedia series will examine systemic issues driving energy poverty around the world, and potential paths forward. Discourse Media has selected the... more

#Decarbonize: Global Youth Demand Action on Energy, Climate Change at COP21

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Waterloo Global Science Initiative is proud to support #Decarbonize – the world's largest synthesis of youth research, recommended policy & action on Climate Change. This youth-driven report on climate change is the result of facilitated dialogue among 10,000 youth... more

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