Resources

BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP REPORT – IPBES-IPCC CO-SPONSORED WORKSHOP

In December 2020, 50 of the world’s leading biodiversity and climate experts, selected by a 12-person Scientific Steering Committee assembled by IPBES and IPCC, participated in a four-day virtual workshop to examine the synergies and trade-offs between biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation. This represents the first-ever collaboration between the two intergovernmental science-policy bodies. The IPBES-IPCC co-sponsored workshop…

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Building Okanagan Flood Resiliency Utilizing Natural Assets

On October 21, 2020, the Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council partnered with Entrepreneurship@UBCO to premier the documentary “Building Okanagan Flood Resiliency Utilizing Natural Assets”.  We also co-hosted the first virtual Leadership Forum event of the year, “Building Okanagan Flood Resiliency”, in partnership with City of Kelowna, Okanagan Nation Alliance, Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance, Okanagan Basin Water Board, Lawson Lundell, City of Gibsons,…

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Climate Projections for the Okanagan Region

This work offers climate projections for the Okanagan region, which is located within the Traditional Territories of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and the Splatsin Band of the Shuswap Nation. This report is a collaboration between the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO), the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO), and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS).

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Global Goals, Local Action: Kelowna’s Voluntary Local Review

While the Sustainable Development Goals are often framed as a global agenda, the priorities outlined in the agenda often require change at local and subnational levels. This project, developed in partnership with the Global Empowerment Coalition of the Central Okanagan (GECCO), aims to better understand how the Community of Kelowna has aligned local efforts with the global 2030 Agenda. The goal…

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A New Future for Old Forests: What We Heard

In July 2019, government appointed panel members Garry Merkel and Al Gorley to lead an old-growth strategic review. They gathered input and examined old-growth management from a variety of perspectives. On April 30, 2020, they submitted 14 recommendations to the Province in their report. Merkel and Gorley outline a four-phased process government should undertake to develop and implement an old-growth…

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