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.
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)