Voluntary Local Reviews (VLR), a regional parallel to the Voluntary National Review (VNR), are an emerging process by which sub-national governments can report on their progress on Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Like the VNR, the goal of the VLR is to share strategies, successes and failures to assist other communities in their pursuit of the SDGs. Working with partners, WGSI is beginning a pilot project that supports Canadian communities in piloting VLRs that use localized indicators.
Ensuring Electricity: What Happens if the Lights Go Out?
Today we rely on just-in-time delivery of electricity that is sometimes vulnerable to natural disasters and failure at peak demand. This plenary session examines the reliability, resiliency and security of emerging technologies in an increasingly electrified energy system.