CACOR actions and activities in Canada and beyond, will contribute to limiting, stabilizing and reversing human demands and practices which imperil the natural systems of the biosphere.
Les gestes et activites accomplis par CACOR au Canada et au-delà contribueront a limiter, stabiliser et renverser la demande et les pratiques de la population humaine qui mettent en peril les systemes naturels de la biosphere.
18-21 September 2013 – CACOR is hosting the Annual Meeting and Conference of the Club of Rome (CoR) and its 35 National Associations at the National Hotel in Ottawa. The theme for the Conference is Governance of the Commons.
The next CACOR luncheon meeting will be held on 8 May 2013. See below for details. Visitors are welcome.
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Major Event Reports
Presentation - Governance of the Commons – March 2013
Roberto Peccei, Vice President of the Club of Rome, at CACOR’s monthly guest speaker event gave an informative and powerful presentation
with the title Governance of the Commons – the Role of the Club of Rome. The event was attended by over forty members, guests and the general public
New Economic Thinking Symposium – October 2011
This gathering, hosted by Canada over three days in late May 2011, brought together five countries of the Western Hemisphere – Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and United States of America. Videos of conversations for three of the participants were recorded – these are:
From Mexico Gerado Gil Valdivia – President of the Mexican Association of the Club of Rome and member of the Club of Rome.
From Brazil Heitor Gurgulino de Souza – President of the Brazilian Association of the Club of Rome and Vice President of the Execxutive Committee of the Club of Rome.
From the United States of America Roberto Peccie – member of the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome and President of Fondazione Aurilio Peccei.
Recent Additions to the Web Site
Stand Still for the Apocalypse
blog piece by Chris Hedges summarizes a report, entitled “Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4 degree C Warmer World Must Be Avoided”, commissioned by the World Bank. This report, according to Hedges, asserts that “humans must immediately implement a series of radical measures to halt carbon emissions or prepare for the collapse of entire ecosystems and the displacement, suffering and death of hundreds of millions of the globe’s inhabitants. The blog piece contains a link to the referred report.
Next Monthly Event
The next monthly event will be a luncheon gathering on 8 May 2013 at Ottawa Army Officer’s Mess, 149 Somerest Street West, Ottawa.
Speaker – Kent Novakowski is Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Queern’s University, Kingston. In his presentation Dr Novakowski will explore the concern that bedrock aquifiers used for rural water supply are easily susceptable to pathogen contamination from surface sources such as septic systems and agricultural activity.
Topic – The Vulnerability of Rural Bedrock Aquifiers to Pathogen Contamination.
Registration and meet and greet – 11:30 am.
Lunch – 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Presentation – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
Cost – $20.00 for members of CACOR and $25:00 for non-members.