In August, we shared more details about Alliance 2030 including its official launch at the High Level Political Forum, and the integration of our members from Canada’s 150th into our network. The country also dealt with a number of issues related to climate change and sustainability, including the forest fires out West and the uncertain future of the Trans Mountain pipeline. In September, we’re excited to host a webinar on Canada and the SDGs and announce the launch of our brand new podcast. To stay up to date, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter!

Posts from Alliance 2030

Where Canada Stands: Clean Energy and Where Canada Stands: Affordable Housing
We shared two more excerpts from BCCIC’s shadow report, Where Canada Stands, which highlight the importance of leaving no one behind, including Indigenous communities, in our work towards the SDGs.

From Canada 150 to 2030
Learn more about the history of Alliance 2030 (formerly Alliance 150) and how our Canada 150 members can get engaged in our future-focused network.

Fighting historic wildfires amid bad ideas and no funding
Edward Struzik from The Conversation Canada shares insights about the ongoing wildfires on the West Coast, and how they can be prevented.

Trans Mountain ruling: Victory for environmentalists, but a setback for action on climate change
Also from The Conversation Canada, David Tindall writes about the recent Trans Mountain ruling and its implications for Canada.

Alliance 2030 Formally Launches at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
We provide an overview of our launch event at the High Level Political Forum with Parliamentary Secretary Adam Vaughan and Alliance 2030 partners.

Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal Mayors Commit to Net Zero Carbon Buildings by 2030
IISD shares the news that mayors from 19 cities around the world have signed the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration, including 3 from Canada.

External links

Google to team up with UN for sustainability goals
UN Environment is teaming up with internet giant Google to help improve the environment through data analytics. From Energy Digital.

5 things we’ve learned about making progress on environmental objectives while addressing gender equality
Lessons learned from the UN Development Programme, shared via Medium.

Canadian Court Halts Expansion of Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline
The NY Times reports on the court ruling of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Trudeau to pitch Canada’s work on development funding in bid for UN Security Council seat
Prime Minister Trudeau will be at the UN General Assembly this September to speak about funding the Sustainable Development Goals.

Ottawa unveils 12-year strategy to reduce poverty
ESDC released their first National Poverty Reduction Strategy, aligned with SDG 1.

Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says
New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people. From UNICEF.