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Webinar: The Environmental Petitions Process

Nov 23 2011 - 11:30am

RCEN in partnership with We Canada present:

The Environmental Petitions Process: Helping You Contribute to Government Transparency and Accountability

In the Federal Sustainable Development Act, the federal government “acknowledges the need to integrate environmental, economic, and social factors in the making of all decisions by government.” Upholding this principle can be a challenge, but there are tools available to Canadian citizens and organizations – like yours – to make environmental concerns heard. 

REGISTER for our free webinar on Wednesday, November 23rd at 11:30pm MT

Speakers

David Willey and Boris Romaguer, who work for Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, within the Office of the Auditor General, will explain how you can use the environmental petitions process to bring your concerns to federal ministers and their departments. With a focus on the environment in the context of sustainable development, this process involves a broader range of federal government departments than you may realize. This presentation will show how this tool can help you keep the government focused on their environmental commitments.

About the Series

The RCEN Building Blocks: ENGO Webinar Series offers practical skills development, expert advice and knowledge-sharing opportunities to Canada’s environmental NGO community (ENGO). These online webinars provide ENGO staff members, volunteers and directors with training and information on current issues of concern for small, medium and larger groups.

About We Canada

We Canada is an initiative of the Canadian Earth Summit Coalition, a self-organized, independent and informal civil society network of non-government, non-profit, academic and research organizations, international leaders in sustainability thinking, activists, cultural workers and individuals, working towards Canadian leadership at the Earth Summit 2012.

The Coalition serves as a platform for sharing ideas and building strength for sustainability. We support a diversity of viewpoints and ideas. Partners promote Canadian leadership at the Earth Summit 2012 and beyond. For more information, please visit: http://earthsummit.ca/

One piece at a time, we're building a stronger environmental network for Canadians.

Posted November 16, 2011 by AEN

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