The BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) and the Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative (HSBRI) are hosting a meeting that will bring together local government and civil society stakeholders on Sept. 28, 10am–3pm at the Great Hall, Gleneagles Clubhouse in West Vancouver to discuss the state of sustainable development in the Howe Sound region in the lead up to this year’s municipal elections. The public is invited to the forum.
Over the past two years, BCCIC has held roundtable discussions in 35 BC communities, and has met with groups working on sustainable development issues to discuss the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how they relate to the work of local organizations, and what opportunities they present.
The Howe Sound Sustainable Development Forum is one of a series of events taking place around the province which asks British Columbians “How are we showing leadership on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)?” The SDGs are designed to guide global efforts to address problems such as poverty, hunger, injustice, environmental destruction and climate change. The novelty of the SDGs lies in their universality. This means that SDG Goal 1 is about ending poverty in all its forms everywhere, whether it is in the slums of Nigeria or on the streets of Gibsons and Squamish; and the SDG Goal 14 is about protecting marine ecosystems whether it is the coral reefs of the tropics or the fish stocks of the Howe Sound.
This meeting will be an opportunity for rich dialogue among attendees representing some of the most innovative and socially engaged organizations in the region.
To learn more about the event, visit: https://www.bccic.ca/event/howe-sound-sustainable-development-forum/