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  • SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW (SCC) CONFRENCE ET SALON PROFESSIONNEL SUR LES COLLECTIVITS DURABLES (CCD) WHAT I LEARNED AT THE SCC February 8-10, 2012 DJ/MM/YA @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni OTTAWA 2012
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  • DAY 1 Wednesday February 8
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni The Context Municipalities control: >50% of public infrastructure 44% of GHG emissions 8% of every tax dollar
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Building the Green Economy
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  • Building the Green Economy: Sustainable Prosperity The global green economy: $4 trillion Canadas green technology market: X $2.3 billion in 2010 X $3.7 billion by 2014
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Building the Green Economy National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy Arctic sea ice loss Extreme weather events Rising insurance costs Pressure on biodiversity Cost to Canada in 2050: $43 billion
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Urban densities mean: A global hub for capital and innovation Fewer development pressures on sensitive areas Greater energy efficiency A need for transportation infrastructure Building the Green Economy Toronto Board of Trade
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Local balance of payments: Population 400,000 Annual energy bill $1.7 billion Percentage that leaves the region 70% Responses to municipal solar program (1 month) 1,600 Building the Green Economy Halifax Regional Municipality
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Seminar Sustainable Local Economic Development Drayton Valley bio-industrial park diversifies local economy Development in Toronto combines economic, environmental gains Cowichan Valley forms Clean Technology Council
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Workshop: Speed Dating for Capital Green Municipal Fund: The story so far Original federal endowment $550 million Projects funded 875 Participating communities 434 Jobs created 32,000 GDP contribution $3.7 billion
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Advanced Training (Part 1): Partners for Climate Protection Five-milestone program Urgent need to reduce emissions Feasible targets Impact of regulation Recommended 10-year goals: 6% of community emissions 20% of corporate emissions
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Advanced Training (Part 2): Partners for Climate Protection Putting plans into practice: Integrate with wider community plans Link climate to local issues Start with what cities can control Provide incentives Bring third parties together Focus on education and awareness
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Industry Exchange: Environmental Technology Verification Program Environment Canada: Decision support tools Enviro-accs: Demand and funding for anaerobic digestion technology Walkerton Centre: Small systems, First Nations, operator training
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Placemaking Soul of the Community and Beyond
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Plenary: Placemaking Soul of the Community and Beyond Does a sense of place still matter? What attaches us to place? Why does that sense of attachment matter? GDP grew faster in communities with more attached residents
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Opportunities for municipalities to collaborate with First Nations 30-40% of Aboriginal communities must boil their water Joint infrastructure for neighhbouring communities Seminar: Water and Wastewater Management in Small Communities
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Workshop: Removing the Barriers to Brownfield Redevelopment Brownfield action plans Site characterization Remedial plans Site remediation Funding for brightfield projects
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Industry Exchange: Financing Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits complete on
  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Varennes new library: Canadas first public net-zero energy building Integrated design strategy Grants: $6.8 million Community fundraising: >$1 million Workshop: Net-Zero Buildings
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Seminar: Small Communities, Powerful Changes Dawson Creek: Solar hot water and electricity, green vehicles, energy-efficient street lights, anti-idling policy County of Wellington: >1.3 million trees Revelstoke: Citizen participation in a 20- year planning exercise
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Advanced Training (Part 1): Implementing Sustainable Community Plans Five key elements: Partner engagement Community-wide action Oversight Monitoring Communications
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Ingredients of a successful community partnership: Bringing stakeholders together Painting a picture of new possibilities Fostering deeper relationships built on communication, trust Advanced Training (Part 2): Implementing Sustainable Community Plans
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Municipal tools to protect biodiversity: Land use/urban planning Licencing and regulation Facilitation Advocacy and leadership Community service delivery Industry Exchange: Natures Place in Sustainable Communities
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  • Kicking the Fossil Fuel Habit
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni More economic activity with less energy More energy with less carbon Municipal role in smart grid development New transportation systems More efficient buildings Plenary: Kicking the Fossil Fuel Habit
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Barriers to local food sustainability: Perceived lack of supply Limited focus on fruits and vegetables Strong dependence on larger food companies Lack of interest from health care institutions Workshop: Building the Business Case for Regional Food Systems
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Increased risk of severe weather hazards Limitations on insurance payouts Ecosystem integrity Citizen awareness and participation Protecting resources, local economic development Industry Exchange: Climate Change Adaptation
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Improved energy efficiency Increased home comfort Hundreds of dollars in energy savings per housing unit Jobs for disadvantaged youth Seminar: Energy Poverty, Housing Retrofits and Youth
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Public infrastructure operated by municipalities: >50% Infrastructure deficit, 2006: $123 billion Canadian municipalities reliance on property tax: Excessive Infrastructure programming: Short-term and unpredictable Workshop: Infrastructure Financing
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Aspects of resilience through 2060: How should we grow? How will we get around? How efficient will our buildings be? How will energy be supplied? How will we manage water and waste? How will we feed ourselves? Industry Exchange: Integrating Land Use, Landscape, Climate, and Infrastructure
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Study Tours Hosted by the City of Ottawa Wastewater treatment facility (ROPEC) Great Canadian Theatre Company Beaver Barracks Additional Tours Ottawa Convention Centre FCM "Walking the Talk
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Trade Show 52 booths Sustainability professionals from all sectors discuss and share best practices
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  • DAY 3 Friday, February 10
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  • Nordic Leaders Panel
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni High level of self-government Independent taxation powers Focus on equality, poverty, social exclusion Political support, homebuilder training for energy-efficient construction Climate change is accepted and addressed; little debate on whether action is necessary Plenary: Nordic Leaders Panel
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Local energy systems, local renewables Amenable to higher densities, mixed uses Better energy performance Reduced carbon footprints Lower energy costs District energy the game-changer Seminar: Implementing Integrated Community Energy Solutions
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Benefits of sustainable procurement: Eco-efficiency Brand enhancement Financial ROI Reduced risk Employee engagement Strategic supplier relationships Advanced Training (Part 1): Sustainable Municipal Procurement
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  • OTTAWA 2012 @FCM_online #SCC2012 #CDNmuni Procurement and corporate social responsibility: What market intelligence do you gather? What resources do you consume that could be conserved? What are your risks over the next three to five years? Advanced Training (Part 2): Sustainable Municipal Procurement