Summit

 

Energy: The Problem To Solve on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin

How hopeful can we be about new technologies paving a path away from our current reliance on oil-based energy? Energy experts investigate the alternatives in a moderated discussion presented live on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Advancing Financing for the SDGs - #GenerationSDG

Advancing Finance for the SDGs panel

Nicholas Parker, Parker Venture Management

Robert Greenhill, Global Canada

Stephen Huddart, J.W. McConnell Foundation

Jennifer Reynolds, Toronto Financial Services Alliance

Carol Anne Hilton, Indigenomics Institute

#Generation SDG Closing Ceremony

Remarks on the closing of the Generation SDG Summit, a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral and multi-generational group of people working on the SDGs in Canada. A moderated panel of Summit Participants summarize their work. 

Speakers:

Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario 

Mayor of the City of Kitchener Berry Vrbanovic

Sandra Gionas, Producer, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO

Amelia Clarke, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo

Ingrid Waldron - Environmental Racism & the Politics of Waste - #GenerationSDG

It is not lost on many Canadians that Nova Scotia has had a long and rather unique history with racism and has been perceived as being rather slow to address the structural and institutional implications of that history in Indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities. The province’s failure to acknowledge the complex and specific ways in which race is implicated in environmental policy making is, perhaps, not surprising to many.

Remarks - #GenerationSDG Opening Ceremony

Remarks on the opening of the Generation SDG Summit, a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral and multi-generational group of people working on the SDGs in Canada.

Speakers:

Terrylynn Brant, a Seed Keeper from Six Nations of the Grand River

Performance by the Shatitsirotha Singers, staff and students of the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre

Katharine Wilkinson of Project Drawdown - #GenerationSDG Opening Keynote

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson delivers a keynote address on Project Drawdown the the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, at the opening ceremonies of the #GenerationSDG Summit.

Presentation of the OpenAccess Energy Communiqué

Panel discussion about the recommendations made to address energy poverty and energy access featuring Michelle Myers (Xeni Gwet'in First Nation, University of Alberta), Aaron Leopold (Practical Action), Hisham Zerriffi (University of British Columbia) and Crystal Okudo (GreenMax Capital Group) moderated by science reporter Ivan Semeniuk (The Globe and Mail) at the closing session of WGSI's OpenAccess Energy Summit (April 22-27, 2016).

Going 100% Renewable with Søren Hermansen – #PowerShiftWR

Søren Hermansen was a driving force behind his home’s – Samsø Island, Denmark – transition to 100% renewable energy. What lessons can communities all over the world learn from Samsø and the winner of "the environmental Nobel" prize?

WGSI brought organizations in the Waterloo Region with an interest in sustainability and energy issues together under the #PowerShiftWR banner for a week (April 17-23, 2016) of public programming that engaged all ages in discussions about our energy choices.

The Energy Access Revolution - Daniel Kammen

Keynote address from Daniel Kammen, Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, on the science and policy innovation needed to achieve universal energy access at the opening ceremony of WGSI's OpenAccess Energy Summit (April 22-27, 2016).

 

OpenAccess Energy Summit Opening Panel

Panel discussion about the current global state of energy poverty and energy access featuring voices Jatin Nathwani (Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy), Rachel McManus (EarthSpark International) and Theodore Blackbird-John (Bkejwanong Territory, Walpole Island First Nation) moderated by science journalist Dr. Michael Brooks at the opening session of WGSI's OpenAccess Energy Summit (April 22-27, 2016)

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