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on 7 Jun, 17:10


Innovate4Climate is the preeminent global event on climate finance, climate investment and climate markets. It is a platform that brings together business, finance, policy and technology leaders to accelerate action on financing climate-smart development. In 2019, I4C will focus on green finance, clean cooling, battery storage, climate-smart urban design, Asian climate markets and much more.

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#climate #sdgs #finance

on 2 Oct, 15:37

Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training- McGill University

Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training- McGill University
Past Event



In celebration of #Canada150, the SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.

Interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.

You will receive a certificate for the training from the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship.

Develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and be connected with organizations through which you can be the SDG Advocates.


Who are we and why are we doing this?
Foundation for Environmental Stewardship Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) is a youth-led, youth-serving sustainable development organization. FES is a not-for-profit corporation whose registered charity number is 801430307 RR0001. FES is an accredited organization by the United Nations and has a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

Our mission is to create a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future by empowering youth. We envision every young person who will grow to make their personal and professional choices to reflect the human impact on the environment for a sustainable future.

Partnered with 23 United Nations entities, the SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.


Organizing Partners

Environment Committee of McGill Post-Graduate Student Society (PGSS):
The PGSS Environment Committee (PEC) works with PGSS members, staff and executives on campus environmental issues. This includes monitoring PGSS’ policies relating to environmental issues, ensuring representation on university environmental committees and groups, and planning educational events for PGSS members that ensure interaction on environmental issues between the PGSS and greater Montreal community.



  • 3:30-4:00 PM : Registration
  • 4:00-4:10 PM : Welcome
  • 4:10-4:47 PM : Session 1 (17 SDGs Interconnectedness)
  • 4:47-5:32 PM : Session 2 (UN Keynote Speaker)
  • 5:32-6:00 PM : BREAK
  • 6:00-7:00 PM : Session 3 (Skills Development)
  • 7:00-7:30 PM : Session 4 (Solution Design Session)
  • 7:30-8:00 PM : Closing/NETWORKING

Use #CANYouth4SDGs to share your experience!

Check out the official Website for McGill SDGs Youth Training:


Speaker Bios


UN for the most marginalized
How does UN serve the most marginalized: youth, women, children, and more?

Eddie Wright is a communication specialist for youth and population issues at UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. In his role, he promotes the work UNFPA does in 150 countries and territories to enable young people to grow up safely, including its programmes to end child marriage and to empower adolescent girls. He also monitors coverage of UNFPA and its issues in the media, and runs UNFPA’s activities with goodwill ambassadors, one of whom is Ashley Judd.

Eddie has also received training to be able to work in humanitarian emergencies. In October 2016, Eddie was deployed to Haiti in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, where his role was to draw the media’s attention to the rights and needs of the women and girls affected by the hurricane.

Before working for UNFPA, Eddie was the Communications Manager for the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development in Brussels. This is a network of parliamentarians from across Europe committed to UNFPA’s mandate. He had previously spent three years working in public relations for the European Union in Brussels and two years as an English teacher in Germany.


Youth are the key to implementing SDGs
How are youth implementing SDGs around the world? How can YOU do it too?

Steve Lee is a 24-year-old climate change activist, a policy advocate to the United Nations, and a global speaker. He is the Executive Director of Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) whose 3% Project mobilizes 1,000,000 Canadian youth – that’s 3% of Canada – through 5 national tours across 600 schools. It provides youth-friendly and holistic education on climate change and empowers them to take action on solving climate change in their local communities today.

A prolific global speaker, Steve has represented the Canadian youth on the issues of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Youth Empowerment at over a dozen international forums including G8 Summit, NATO, Facebook, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, and World Bank.

Steve is a voice to the voiceless youth globally in policymaking as a member of World We Want 2030 Policy Strategy Group, UN Major Group Children and Youth, UNEP Tunza, UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, Youth Commission on the Status of Women Taskforce, and more. He has moderated and drafted policy outcome documents, lobbied diplomats and businesses, and observed negotiations with many UN officials, heads of state, and industry leaders.

Steve is personally trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader, featured on news channels, blogs, and newspapers, and a University of Toronto graduate of Physiology and Human Biology.

An entrepreneur, Steve was the Partner of RevIT² Solutions, a market research consulting firm for private investment firms, and the CEO of Steve’s Guidebook, a publishing company for university-level calculus and biology study guides.

Steve has lived in 4 countries, travelled to over two dozen nations, reads voraciously, plays the clarinet, volunteers at a mental health rehab centre, serves on the Board of HealthOutLoud, and is a follower of Jesus.

on 21 Oct, 23:02

Workshop on SSE in Southeast Asia

My presentation in the Fira d’Economia Solidària de Catalunyaon Social and Solidarity Economy in Southeast Asia will be held at:

  • Time: Sat, 17:30 to 19:00 (90 min)
  • Place: Sala Regina de Lamo at the building Ateneu Harmonia, within Fabra i Coats.

Promotion of the talk in the XES newsletter, in Catalan, is as below:

“L’ESS a Àsia i comerç just a Xina”

Tot i que, els últims anys, a l’Àsia, s’han produït avenços en l’àmbit de l’economia solidària, encara se’n sap poc a Catalunya. A la cinquena edició de la Fira, tenim el plaer de presentar el panorama d’un continent desconegut donant l’oportunitat de presentar-lo a tres persones.

Economia Solidària a Àsia del Sud-est (per Jun-e Tan, del Consell Asiàtic d’Economia Solidària i de, Malàisia): darrerament, alguns països d’aquesta regió han treballat per la promoció de les iniciatives d’economia solidària, tant en l’àmbit nacional com en el marc de l’ASEAN (una associació internacional de deu països de la regió, similar a la UE). Jun-e Tan ens farà un breu resum sobre aquests països i presentarà alguns casos que es poden trobar al web

Comerç Just a la Xina (per Marta Gil Ibáñez, de la Universitat de València i cofundadora de l’ONG heArtS China): tot i que, avui dia, la Xina es veu com un centre global del desenvolupament econòmic, en aquest país, el comerç just encara es troba en una etapa inicial. Marta Gil ens ho contarà a partir de la seva investigació al territori.

Economia Solidària a Corea del Sud, a Hong Kong i al Japó (per Miguel Yasuyuki Hirota, de la Universitat de València): hi ha més moviments interessants a altres indrets de la regió. Miguel Yasuyuki, doctorant japonès d’economia social, ens explicarà la situació que es viu actualment i les polítiques públiques que es despleguen en aquesta zona.

#SSE (Social and Solidarity Economy)  #Spain #Barcelona

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