May 26th: Sustainable Great Lakes: An Assessment of Sustainability in the Binational Great Lakes Region

Thursday, May 26th | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Join the Council of the Great Lakes Region for a webinar on Thursday, May 26th at 3:00 PM ET where we’ll discuss the timely report, “Sustainable Great Lakes: A Regional Assessment of Sustainability in the Binational Great Lakes Megaregion.”     

This report, published in October 2021 by Dr. Daniel Hoornweg, Associate Dean and Professor, Ontario Tech University and Mark Fisher, President and CEO, Council of the Great Lakes Region, outlines a framework that can be used to establish a common sustainability purpose in the binational Great Lakes region and the direction and targets required to monitor progress and adjust actions accordingly. This report also provides recommendations for the next steps on the journey toward a more sustainable, prosperous Great Lakes region. 

During the webinar, we’ll hear from the authors as they discuss key findings and sustainable development goals from the report and the bio-physical and socio-economic indicators that were examined in the Great Lakes region. Including:

  • Climate Change
  • Biodiversity Loss
  • Freshwater Use
  • Change in Land Use
  • Nitrogen Cycle
  • Chemical Pollution
  • Waste Generation
  • Geophysical and Climate Risk
  • Youth Opportunity  
  • Economy 
  • Energy Access and Intensity
  • Mobility and Connectivity 
  • Institutions 
  • Security and Public Safety 

Download the full report in advance of the webinar by clicking HERE! 

EVENT HOST & SPEAKER: 

Mark Fisher, President and CEO, Council of the Great Lakes Region

Mark Fisher became the President and CEO of the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) in 2014, which comprises CGLR Canada, CGLR USA and the CGLR Foundation.

Immediately prior to joining CGLR, he served as a foreign policy advisor in the Privy Council Office, which supports the Prime Minister of Canada and the federal Cabinet, where he focused on advancing Canada’s interests in North America and the Asia-Pacific region.

Mark has extensive experience advising senior government, corporate, academic and NGO leaders on a range of pressing socioeconomic and environmental issues facing their sector, as well as the pathways and dynamic collaborations required to address them.

EVENT SPEAKER: 

Dr. Daniel Hoornweg, Associate Dean and Professor, Ontario Tech University

Dan Hoornweg is an Associate Dean and Professor at Ontario Tech University. For almost 20 years, he was with the World Bank, including as Lead Advisor overseeing Sustainable Cities and Climate Change programs. Dan was the Chief Safety and Risk Officer for the Province of Ontario from 2012 to 2020 (Technical Standards and Safety Authority, TSSA).

Dan is a Fellow with Canada’s Transition Accelerator and the Global Cities Institute at the University of Toronto, and he Chairs the Region of Durham’s Roundtable on Climate Change. He also spends his time researching the energy and material flows of cities and urban systems.

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