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Date(s) - 22/04/2017
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm


Michael Simpson, Executive Director, British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC). Prior to working for BCCIC, Michael was the Executive Director of One Sky – The Canadian Institute for Sustainable Living. He has worked in West Africa, Latin America on projects ranging from forest conservation to leadership development. He was an award winning documentary producer specializing in programming on environment, development and human rights.

 

Dan Harris, Project Officer, British Columbia Council for International Cooperation. A New Zealander with over seven years experience in the field of international community development, Dan has worked throughout Latin America and the United States including with local NGOs. Dan’s focus is participatory approaches to community engagement and change leadership and he has applied these skills in projects ranging from climate change adaption and water management to community conservation and sustainable agriculture.

 

Clean Energy and the Plan to Transform our World
Clean and affordable energy is vital to building sustainable communities but it does not do so in isolation. There are also local challenges: unstable jobs, rising cost of living, hunger and homelessness. An integrated plan is needed to answer the question: Energy for what? Michael and Dan explore how the development of clean and affordable energy is contributing to a global transformation. Learn about groups throughout BC who are advancing this plan for a sustainable, just, and prosperous planet.

The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) is a coalition of international development and civil society organizations that has engaged in sustainable development and social justice issues for over 25 years. BCCIC acts as a liaison among different provincial and national governments on matters related to Canada’s sustainable development policy.

 

Dan Harris is the Project Officer with BCCIC.

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