The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) is a coalition of international development and civil society organizations that has engaged in sustainable development and social justice issues for over a quarter century. BCCIC supports its more than 100 members in becoming more effective agents of change in their global cooperation efforts by disseminating knowledge gained through collaborative projects, building relationships across different sectors and networks, and developing the capacity of international development practitioners. BCCIC represents members’ interests and advances policy recommendations on provincial, national and international issues and the enabling role of civil society in these areas.
An SDG strategy for Canada, configured with nationally-relevant, disaggregated indicators, will capture a fuller picture of pertinent domestic issues.
Is Canada pulling its weight? That question will be on the minds of the Canadian Delegation to the United Nations (UN) led by Parliamentary Secretary Celina Caesar-Chavannes today in New York. Current...
07/19/2017 13:51 EDT
No poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being. Worthy causes, but unattainable aspirations at first glance. What is the meaning of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if, as critics attest, their attainment is "virtually impossible?"
05/08/2017 11:56 EDT
British Columbia is larger than many countries and our provincial government is in charge of key portfolios; education, natural resources, health, justice, agriculture, and municipalities, all of which have a huge impact beyond our provincial borders.
05/05/2017 09:31 EDT
Most people agree that there is a clear connection between tackling sustainable development and tackling climate change. We know that we will not solve climate change without addressing the key contributing issues of energy, food security, water, and poverty. We also know that the impacts of climate change could wipe away any progress toward achieving gains in those same areas. So how do we as British Columbians tackle all of these issues in a meaningful and timely way?
11/24/2016 05:58 EST
On Thursday I arrived at the Action COP. That's the name COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco earned as the meeting to follow the historic passing of the Paris Agreement and its entry into force earlier this month. Here are just a few of the key areas BCCIC is keeping an eye on while in Marrakech to measure progress.
11/14/2016 02:33 EST
We cannot spend tens of millions of dollars promoting a low carbon future while also spending tens of millions promoting extractives. With the Agreement in full force, Canada can pivot its approach to international assistance to reflect real policy coherence. We need to support small-scale, decentralized clean energy programs that promote pro-poor, gender sensitive projects.
10/11/2016 09:47 EDT
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