Don’t miss out on Wednesday’s Lunch ‘n Learn on the Canadian Navigable Waters Act
Carl Ripley, Atlantic Regional Manager of Transport Canada’s Navigation Protection Program, will be providing an overview of the proposed Canadian Navigable Waters Act (CNWA) and highlighting changes from the Navigation Protection Act, which include differences in: intention, interpretation and application; approach to new, major and minor works in scheduled and non-scheduled waters; enforcement powers and fines for violations and offences; definition of a “navigable water”; public transparency requirements; and Indigenous engagement and requirements for consideration and protection of traditional Indigenous knowledge. Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm Johnson Insurance Boardroom, Suite 200, 137 Venture Run, Dartmouth, NS
New Federal Funding Program – Low Carbon Economy Challenge
This week at the GLOBE conference the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change launched the Low Carbon Economy Challenge, a major new federal funding program. Environment and Climate Change Canada officials and other federal colleagues with funding programs will be holding information sessions across Canada starting the week of March 19.
The Challenge will provide more than $500 million for projects that will generate clean growth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. All provinces, territories, businesses, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, and Indigenous communities and organizations who meet eligibility criteria will be able to apply.
The dates, times and venues for information sessions are below. In addition to providing information about the Challenge, the sessions will include presentations from other government departments or programs, such as the Clean Growth Hub, Natural Resources Canada or Infrastructure Canada. The aim is to target relevant programs to each location; as such, the additional presentations will vary. Where event details are yet to be confirmed the following website will post the details and it is also where you can learn more about the Low Carbon Economy Fund https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/climate-change/low-carbon-economy-fund/challenge.html. For any questions please send them to the Low Carbon Economy Fund Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Low Carbon Economy Challenge Fund Information Sessions
Halifax, NS March 27 Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water St 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. John's, NL March 28 Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, 115 Cavendish Square 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The TD Bank Group presents the Nova Scotia Outdoor Network Provincial Summit at Brigadoon Village in Aylesford on April 13 and 14. Outdoor professionals, municipal recreation staff, outfitters, educators and outdoor enthusiasts are welcome. See the results of regional consultations and discuss things like risk management, outdoor leadership, training, certification and more. The Nova Scotia Outdoor Network is a project of Recreation Nova Scotia. The event is a partnership of the TD Bank Group, Recreation Nova Scotia, the Province of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton University - Sport and Physical Activity Leadership. Registration is $35 to $95. Registration includes access to sessions, nutrition breaks and some meals. View a draft program and registration details at http://www.recreationns.ns.ca/ns-outdoor-network-summit/. Fri Apr 13 to Sat Apr 14, 2018, Aylesford, NS
WELCOME TO SMART ENERGY 2018 April 24/25, 2018- Pier 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The14th annualSmart Energy Event is the premiere 2-day regional conference, expecting 250 delegates from Canada and the US to discuss “The New Energy Consumer,” including trends, innovation, policy, advances in technology and change in today’s Clean, Renewable & Smart Energy sectors.
Smart Energy is Atlantic Canada’s widest-ranging conference in the energy industry. Smart Energy has broadened the reach of the event to include the New England region. You will meet and exchange ideas with utilities, leading edge innovators, commercial consumers, industry leaders, energy stakeholders, academics and policy makers. Enjoy over 6 hours of networking, a range of workshop sessions, a kitchen party and access to key decision makers over the 2-day program. OurPartnerPogramofers opportunitiestonetworkwithtodaysenegyleaderswhile extendingyourbrandtotheconsumerandsuppliercommunities. eofer arangeof partnerlevelpackagesandindividualpartnershipopportunities.
Are you looking to expand your business to Europe and specifically seeking opportunities in France? The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is looking for innovative clean technology organizations to join the business delegation to Paris, France in April. Why Participate?
France’s Climate Plan and Big Investment Plan (2018-2022) will present business and partnering opportunities for Canadian clean technology and renewable energy organizations
On September 21, 2017, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) entered into force provisionally. As such, the majority of the agreement now applies, opening the door for Canadian organizations to enter and expand in the French market.
Leverage the support of the Government of Canada and its network of Trade Commissioners in France, to increase the profile of your company
Sectors | Target Audience
Innovative Canadian clean technology organizations with an expertise in the following sub-sectors are encouraged to participate:
NEIA is seeking interest from Atlantic Canadian firms for a mission to the UK – including All-Energy 201
Pending funding approval, NEIA will be leading a mission to the All-Energy Conference in Glasgow on May 2-3, which will include learning tours of offshore energy facilities in the region, engagements with relevant and likeminded organizations to establish new networks, and business-to-business matchmaking for participating firms.
For a fee of $500 per firm/organization, delegates will access a program which includes: Participation in All-Energy 2018 Conference and Exhibition – Delegates can attend conference sessions of interest, explore the exhibition, and participate in B2B meetings arranged by mission consultants. Offshore CleanTech site tours and group meetings – exact locations and targets to be refined based on makeup and priorities of delegation, but could include:
East of England, home to many off shore wind farms, along with other ocean energy related platforms: The ports of Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Harwich and Wells have become key hubs for assembly, construction, operations and maintenance for the sector; from turbine pre-assembly and installation, to providing support services, bringing a major boost to over 800 supply chain companies in the region.
North Wales: RWE projects at North Hoyle, Rhyl Flats and Gwynt y Mor
Logistics coordination, including ground transportation for site tours and negotiated preferential hotel rates. If your firm is interested in participating in this mission, please contact Abbie Lacey– Manager of International Business Development with NEIA
Nova Scotia Hiking Summit - May 11-13
Hike Nova Scotia invites individuals and groups with an interest in hiking, walking and snowshoeing to the seventh annual Nova Scotia Hiking Summit from Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 13 in Ingonish at the Keltic Lodge.
The summit is a celebration of hiking culture and includes best practices, stories, networking opportunities, hikes and a new family / kids’ program. It is hosted by Hike NS, Naturally Active Victoria County, Parks Canada and the Keltic Lodge at the Highlands. Presenting sponsor is The Trail Shop, Platinum sponsor is Victoria County, Gold sponsors are Parks Canada and Destination Cape Breton, Silver sponsors are the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and Big Spruce Brewing and Bronze sponsor is the Ingonish Development Society. The guys from A for Adventure will be our MCs and the keynote speaker is David Miller, author of AWOL on the Appalachian Trail and The A.T. Guide. There is limited space, so please register early to secure your spot. Registration is $45 for paid Hike NS members, $55 for non-members and $35 for children, youth and students. With the new family / kid’s program this year, families are invited to attend (some childcare provided). Registration includes: access to information sessions, hike events and socials along with Saturday and Sunday lunches. There are optional breakfasts and a Saturday supper at additional cost. Registration does not include accommodation or other meals – you must arrange them on your own. The deadline to register is May 6. Learn more and register online at www.hikenovascotia.ca/projects/hiking-summit/ Friday May 11 to Sunday May 13, 2018, Ingonish, NS
Atlantic BIOCON Conference
The Atlantic BIOCON Conference is a dynamic 2-day conference that sparks discussion and projects that transform our renewable natural resources into business opportunities. These opportunities are part of a vision for a sustainable future and circular economy where Canada's biomass is used to its full potential. Responsible resource management practices, new innovative technologies, and research and development in our traditional industries are essential elements of this vision. This is the biobased economy. Biorefining is a means to a sustainable future where we transform our natural resources into high value products like energy, medicines, bioplastics, and biofuels. Our natural resources are a valuable asset that should be leveraged sustainably and responsibly, and used in ways that yield the most positive impact for our society.
Atlantic Canada is positioned to be a leader in innovations for the bioeconomy, with dozens of private and public research institutions and hundreds of companies already innovating in the biosciences. Our vast forests, affordable agriculture land, and diversified coastal zones make this region an ideal playground for piloting and scaling up globally disruptive biorefining technologies. Atlantic BIOCON 2018 will showcase the best projects on-the-go from inside and outside the Atlantic Canada region. Delegates can take advantage of a multitude of networking opportunities. Explore the resources from the 2017 conference to get an idea of what to expect in 2018.
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