Author Archives: Cheryl Bradbee

Canada’s Drive to Net Zero

The Trudeau government began its second term pledging tougher 2030 carbon targets, a net-zero target for 2050, greater climate accountability, and a whole-of-government response to the climate crisis. With the focus now shifting to building back better through green recovery investments, will Canada show up as a climate leader or laggard, at home and abroad? […]

Our biggest challenge? Lack of imagination

Flying into Egypt in early February to make the most important presentation of his life, Ties van der Hoeven prepared by listening to the podcast 13 Minutes To The Moon – the story of how Nasa accomplished the lunar landings. The mission he was discussing with the Egyptian government was more earthbound in nature, but […]

Biodiversity is the key to life on Earth

Biodiversity is the key to life on Earth and reviving our damaged planet, says ecologist Thomas Crowther. Sharing the inside story of his headline-making research on reforestation, which led to the UN’s viral Trillion Trees Campaign, Crowther introduces Restor: an expansive, informative platform built to enable anyone, anywhere to help restore the biodiversity of Earth’s […]

Habitat, water security and air quality

New index reveals which sectors and countries are at risk from biodiversity loss Interesting summary of a report – pertains to Bill’s recent conversation starter. – Cheryl Spread the word

This ecologist was told she could keep her natural garden. Here’s why she’s fighting city hall anyway

Nina-Marie Lister, an ecology and urban planning professor at Ryerson University, says she never asked for an exemption and she rejects it. Instead, she and her lawyer are arguing that the bylaw itself is unconstitutional and outdated, saying it goes against the city’s own pollinator protection and biodiversity strategies. Spread the word

Some thoughts on Resilience 2:1

It’s a conversation starter so the first target has to be media/conference/press opportunities. It’s also a challenge to collaborate with agencies with the interest/knowledge to enhance the measuring process. It’s an argument which encourages rebuttal/discussion/debate etc. but ultimately stands fast on its approach . I think it’s a winner for anyone who wants to take […]

Planetary ‘safety net’ could halt wildlife loss and slow climate breakdown

World leaders are preparing to join a key summit on biodiversity amid mounting evidence that governments are failing to halt the unprecedented loss of species around the world. Reminder we are having Resilience 2 to 1 Board Meeting later today! Spread the word

Happiness before economic growth

Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country’s mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation. Spread the […]