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Kai Chan
Mar 03, 2022
In Member Introductions
To make this feel like a real community, let's introduce ourselves. Me: I’m a nature-loving fitness freak, a husband and father of two daughters, budding artists and activists. We live, work and play in and around Vancouver, the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Say hi if you see us on the trails or slopes! I believe in a better world, and that science can play an important role to enable that—if we engage directly and differently. Here's the longer story of my path to CoSphere. In short, I have been pushing for a sustainable future in all kinds of policy circles. But now I firmly believe that none of those can yield justice and sustainability without a groundswell of effective action—a collaboration rooted in science to leverage all the elements of transformative change. Links: CHANS lab at UBC; my lab’s blog (CHANS Lab Views); publications on Google Scholar; on LinkedIn; on Twitter; on EarthNet.
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Kai Chan
Mar 03, 2022
In General Discussions
Time sensitive, from Greenpeace (Sarah King): "Last year on Christmas day, the Canadian government released draft regulations for the much anticipated federal plastic ban [1] for public consultation. However, these draft regulations are not sufficient to resolve the scale and urgency of the global plastic pollution crisis. The consultation period closes in just 3 days! Here’s a quick and easy way you can tell Minister Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, to strengthen these regulations." This relates most strongly to Lever 3 (environmental law), and also Leverage Point 7 (responsible technology, innovation, and investment).
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Kai Chan
Feb 28, 2022
In General Discussions
Check out this hour-long webinar, which relates to key levers and leverage points for sustainability (particularly lever 3 on law and rule of law): https://buff.ly/3t4m5ku From Stockholm Resilience Centre: Using tax havens and shell companies to reduce transparency and accountability in extractive industries like mining, fishing and forestry, have potentially large and poorly understood impacts on people and the environment. Want to learn more and hear from leading experts and practitioners? Join our virtual dialogue "Transparency, taxes and the Planet" 8 March, 2022, 15:00-16:00 CET (online). Programme: Introduction: Gay Ordenes, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Reflection 1: Linda Larsson Kakuli, award winning investigative journalist, Swedish Television Reflection 2: Jan Fichtner, Senior Research Fellow in the CORPNET project at the University of Amsterdam. Reflection 3: Athanasia Karananou, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Moderator: Victor Galaz, Deputy Director, Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University and Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. This is the second dialogue in the series “Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet”, coordinated by Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics in the lead up to the UN high-level meeting Stockholm+50 in June.
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