Community leaders to discuss sustainable development in light of next year’s election

The BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) will meet with local community leaders on Tuesday, November 29, from 6:30 –  9 pm at the Community Centre to discuss the new United Nations’ sustainable development goals and connections between this global agenda, and local issues.

A statement from the BCCIC said it will also identify opportunities the goals present for provincial political engagement.

“With the rest of the world as well as other provinces really pushing progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, British Columbia really has a lot of potential to rise to the challenge and make sure we are doing our fair share of this work,” BCCIC Program Officer Dan Harris said in the statement. “Canada is on board with these goals and we at BCCIC are looking forward to continuing to engage with British Columbians on how our province can show leadership.”

Over the past year, the BCCIC has held roundtable discussions in 29 BC communities meeting with groups working on sustainable development issues to discuss the goals, how they relate to the work of local groups and the opportunities they present. Among key findings identified was the potential for greater political engagement and more support from all tiers of government.

Participating organizations during Tuesday evening’s meeting include representatives from the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society, the Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation (RCFC), the City, the Arrowhead Conservation Society, the North Columbia Environmental Society, the United Church and the Safe Spaces Society.

This meeting is open by invitation only. Interested individuals are asked to register their interest by emailing