"Effective change will be the result of a new form of governance, one that recognizes the collaborative role of business, local government and community that enables the creation of a healthy economy within a sustainable environment. A reliable and sustainable water resource is a critical component of a healthy and progressive economic development strategy," states Kim Stephens.
“At the Summit, we will announce the launch of ‘Vancouver Island 2065’. Through collaboration, this project will engage local and regional governments with the private and academic sectors, to address long term sustainability issues on Vancouver Island,” foreshadows Eric Bonham.
Day after day, week after week Gary Mason displays a perspective on current affairs in BC and in Canada that is broad, penetrating, balanced and insightful. Gary’s perspective on a range of issues affecting life in BC and life on Vancouver Island will provide a provocative beginning to the 2-day Economic Summit.
"A panel of experts will look at accelerating the commercialization of 'greentech' innovations & solutions while providing insights & perspectives from Vancouver Island sector leaders. The presentation will be one of 16 similar sessions at the 7th Annual State of the Island Economic Summit," reports George Hanson
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