On February 11th, check out this event hosted by SFU’s Faculty of Environment:

At the Nexus of Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Bringing the Global Agenda Home  

Thursday, February 11 (5:30 – 7:00pm)

Room 1420, SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

In the wake of the agreement reached at the 2015 COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris and the newly launched UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this roundtable discussion will explore how academics, NGOs, the City of Vancouver and the federal government will contribute to global change. Speakers will highlight initiatives contributing to the SDGs and how these global goals can and must be realized not just in the developing world, but also in our own city and country.

Joanna Ashworth, Director of Professional Programs, Faculty of Environment, SFU (Moderator)


Keeping Score: UN Sustainable Development Goals 
Michael Simpson, Executive Director, BC Council for International Cooperation 
Partnerships for the Goals:? Joint Canada-Africa Research and Training Networks 
Zabrina Brumme, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU 
The Role of Cities in Addressing Climate Change 
Mark Roseland, Director, Centre for Sustainable Community Development, SFU 
Gender Equality and the SDGs: Best Practices for Building Long-Term Sustainability in Human and Gender Rights  
Laura Parisi, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies, University of Victoria 

Closing Remarks: The Honourable Pam Goldsmith-Jones, MP West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs


Faculty of Environment, SFU

British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)

SFU International

To register for this event, click here.