Resilience 2:1 Blog

Why Reducing Carbon Footprint Matters

This is all well known, but reminding ourselves is still good. Offsetting your unavoidable CO2 emissions is a practical and immediate way to take ownership of your personal contribution to climate change. With COTAP, you’re addressing global economic inequality too. Offsetting also reveals both the need for cleaner energy sources and opportunities for reducing your […]


UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

On March 4, 2019, the United Nations recognized the critical role of ecosystem restoration as a tool for improving environmental conditions and enhancing human communities by designating 2021-2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.


Sidewalk Toronto has only one beneficiary, and it is not Toronto

The most insightful comments during the public announcement came when Eric Schmidt, Google’s former executive chair, said they had realized their long-running dream for “someone to give us a city and put us in charge.”


This is how they do it: Holmene – Eco-friendly artificial islands that will combat climate change

Holmene, located just 10 km south of Copenhagen, is the largest land reclamation project in Scandinavia in the years to come. It combines several needs in the region: A growing demand for sites for knowledge intensive industry, fossil-free energy production and flood barrier to secure both the existing and future areas. Furthermore it adds an […]


PITCH NIGHT FOR AGENTS OF CHANGE: CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

Agents of Change: Climate Solutions is an early-stage accelerator run by the Centre for Social Innovation’s Climate Ventures incubator for social enterprises reducing greenhouse gas emissions and tackling the climate crisis.


Exciting news: Toronto’s carbon emissions are declining. What does it mean?

Every year, Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory gives us a sense of how Toronto measures up compared to its goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050. The data measures our emissions from buildings, vehicles, waste, and industry. 2016 results are hot off the presses, and the overall trend is looking positive – with some […]


Partnership – Denmark and Canada’s Path to Innovative Cities

The Greater Toronto Area’s infrastructure and landscape continues to be highly shaped in a close collaboration between Danish and Canadian architects. At this event we will meet five of the leading Danish firms and architects behind these innovative developments along with Toronto based developers, policymakers, influencers and experts for a thought provoking and forward thinking […]


The Human Rights Enhancer – UN-Habitat

Dear Resilience 2 to 1 members, happy start of one more year of exciting activities around RESILIENCE! I stumbled on this exciting document  – an encouragement to all of us concerned about this issue. Acting moderator, Aleks Janicijevic The Human Rights Enhancer was prepared by UN-Habitat as part of the ongoing Urban Resilience Enhancer series. […]