Abstract: Much of the world's efforts toward sustainability and sustainable development is assumed by nation-states. The United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Accord - countries dominate the debate. However when taking a systems approach to global sustainability the critical nature of cities (urban agglomerations) quickly emerges. This talk explores how an energy and material flows analysis - from the perspective of cities - can facilitate greater sustainable development and from that global sustainability.
The webinar is scheduled on June 5th, 10 am EDT. It will be presented by Prof. Daniel Hoornweg.
Who is Professor Daniel Hoornweg?
Following almost 20 years with the World Bank, including as Lead Advisor overseeing Sustainable Cities and Climate Change programs, Dan returned to Ontario in 2012. He is now Associate Professor and Richard Marceau Chair at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Dan's academic background includes degrees in Earth Sciences (University of Waterloo), a Masters in Environmental Engineering (Guelph) and a Ph.D. in Civil (Sustainability) Engineering (University of Toronto, 2015). Dan researches energy and material flows of cities and urban systems. He is also the Chief Safety and Risk Officer for the Province of Ontario (Technical Standards and Safety Authority, TSSA).