Meetings & Consultations

POSTPONED: UNESCO World Heritage Committee NGO Roundtable: Wood Buffalo National Park

Jun 3 2016 - 9:00pm to 11:30pm

POSTPONED:

…Parks Canada has sent an official request to the World Heritage Centre to postpone the reactive monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park in light of the severe impacts of the Fort McMurray fire and the ongoing state of emergency across the region.  This decision was informed by consultations with a number of different partners involved in the mission, including the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the Government of Alberta. As we considered the appropriate timing for this mission, we were concerned that we might pose an additional burden on some of the communities that have accepted evacuees if we were to proceed with the May 26-June 4 dates. 

From: Ashley Campbell, Heritage Designations and Programs, Parks Canada

As you may be aware, the Mikisew Cree First Nation filed a petition to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in December 2014 to request that Wood Buffalo National Park be added to the List of World Heritage in Danger. The petition identified a number of concerns related to the impacts of current and planned hydroelectric dams, oil sands development, and climate change on the ecology and hydrology of the Peace-Athabasca Delta. 

In response, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee requested the Government of Canada to invite experts from the World Heritage Centre (WHC) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to conduct a reactive monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park. Parks Canada is responsible for organizing this mission. Mr. Tilman Jaeger will represent the WHC and Dr. Stephen Davis will represent the IUCN.

The experts will have an opportunity to travel to Fort Smith (May 26 to 29), Fort Chipewyan (May 29 to June 2), Fort McMurray (June 2 to 3) and Edmonton (June 3 to 4) and meet with a wide range of Indigenous Peoples, federal/provincial/territorial officials, industry representatives, NGOs, and other stakeholders.

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Location

Holiday Inn Express
10010 104 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Green Calgary AGM & Earth Day Event

Apr 20 2016 - 11:30pm

From the Green Calgary website:

Celebrate Earth Day with us (a couple of days early!) with a screening of the award-winning film, Elemental, a story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature & driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

  • Members attending the AGM register for FREE.
  • Members not attending the AGM & Non-Members: $10.

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Location

John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library
616 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary , AB

Canadian Environmental Network Annual General Meeting

Mar 12 2016 - 3:00pm

From: Josh Brandon, Chair, RCEN Board of Directors

Since 1977 RCEN has been forging connections among environmental organizations, activists and governments in order to promote collaboration and communication. By bringing together Canada’s environmental grassroots through a national network, we amplify each member’s voice and impact.

When RCEN’s core funding was cut in 2011, we didn’t go away. The experience forced us to scale back our activities, but we continued to give environmental organizations and activists a space to come together and work on the issues that matter to them.

With a new government in Ottawa we are excited to seek out new partnerships and new sources of funding. We believe that RCEN still has an important role to play on the national stage.

RCEN now has a chance to re-imagine our place in this country. Politics, culture, technology and the economy have changed in the last five years and we must all adapt to the new reality. Now is the time to decide how we will use the opportunities that are in front of us. How can RCEN come back stronger, leaner, more resilient, more independent, more responsive to a changing world and our members’ needs? Read More

Location

Location TBD Ottawa , ON

Forum on the Future of the Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Program

Feb 23 2016 - 3:30pm to 10:30pm

From AEMERA:

You are invited to an Oil Sands Monitoring (OSM) Meeting and Update from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016, and a Forum on the Future of the Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Program from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

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Location

Marriott at River Cree Resort and Casino
300 East Lapotac Boulevard
Enoch , AB

Oil Sands Monitoring Meeting and Update

Feb 22 2016 - 7:00pm to 11:30pm

From AEMERA:

You are invited to an Oil Sands Monitoring (OSM) Meeting and Update from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016, and a Forum on the Future of the Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Program from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

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Location

Marriott at River Cree Resort and Casino
300 East Lapotac Boulevard
Enoch , AB

2015 AEN Fall Cross Caucus Meetings

Nov 28 2015 - 7:00am to Nov 29 2015 - 7:00am

The fall cross-caucus meeting is an opportunity for all the AEN caucuses and working groups to come together as a community and discuss strategies to move our collective concerns forward. It is also a chance to meet with your fellow-caucus members face-to-face.

Purpose & Goals

We are six months into the first new government in Alberta in 40 years. This change represents an opportunity to review the Network’s strategies and tactics, and determine how we can best support our members in advancing their key issues.  Read More

Location

Saorsa Business Centre at the Ritchie Mill
100 - 10171 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton , AB

Launch of the Conservation Blueprint for Northern Alberta & AGM

Oct 22 2015 - 12:30am

Join CPAWS Northern Alberta as we launch our Conservation Blueprint for Northern Alberta and conduct our Annual General Meeting!

You will be able to purchase your very own copy of the Conservation Blueprint at the event!

There will be a cash bar, free hors d'oeuvres, and some AMAZING silent auction items, including:

  • 1 round trip flight for 2 courtesy of WestJet!
  • 2 beautiful Robert Bateman prints courtesy of Alberta Parks!
  • Gift cards and items from Craft Beer Market, Evoolution, Track N Trail, Audrey's Books, and MORE!

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Climate Change Advisory Panel Open House

Sep 2 2015 - 11:30pm to Sep 3 2015 - 2:30am

Alberta's Climate Change Advisory Panel is holding open houses in Edmonton and Calgary to give Albertans an opportunity to provide input into their discussions. Read More

Location

Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre—Grand Ballroom
11727 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton , AB

Climate Change Advisory Panel Open House

Sep 1 2015 - 11:30pm to Sep 2 2015 - 2:30am

Alberta's Climate Change Advisory Panel is holding open houses in Edmonton and Calgary to give Albertans an opportunity to provide input into their discussions. Read More

Location

Courtyard Marriot Calgary Airport—Stampede Ballroom
2500 48 Avenue NE
Calgary , AB

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