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The working group continues to make progress towards submitting a nomination package to UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere program in 2019.   In June, Ruth Simons, lead of the initiative, travelled to Ottawa and met with members of Canada’s other Biosphere Reserves at the Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s annual general meeting.  Learning how the goals of biodiversity conservation, reconciliation and sustainable development are put into action within the various biosphere reserves is one of many benefits within the Canadian UNESCO family network.

The Society’s working group welcome those interested in making Atl’Kitsem/Howe Sound a place where biodiversity is protected and humanity thrives.

On September 28th the Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative (HSBRI) Society is co-hosting with the BC Council for International Cooperation a forum on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how they relate to Howe Sound.  The forum brings together local government and civil society stakeholders to discuss the state of sustainable development in the Howe Sound region in the lead up to this year’s municipal elections.  The forum will draw on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to frame the conversation and will explore local leadership on this global vision which Canada and all other United Nations countries have signed up to. Forum attendees will include local election candidates, First Nations and engaged citizens who will review and discuss the Howe Sound’s progress on the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable development.

Follow this link for more information and registration to join the conversation.



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