An article I published in Green Politics: An A-to-Z Guide
You can view and download it here.
I found this article very interesting:
My favourite quote was: “Canada has a history of taking pragmatic, far-sighted policy action to meet global economic challenges, like free trade, deficit fighting or the financial crisis. The shift to a low-carbon economic future poses a similar challenge. “
Currently working on a book that highlights my experiences.
From learning and experience as a Catholic Priest and a Lawyer in Canada, the book presents a solution and guidance to developing frameworks and paths for today. The Common Good previously presented by Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas is updated to be accessible to people and businesses in diverse living and working environments whose interests are not limited to self and profit.
The human, physical and intangible environments, the knowledge economy and social finance are realities today. Users self select values and interests from multiple traditions and create new sources including spiritual concerns. By planning and implementing multiple dynamic regulatory systems at the same time it is possible to operate intentionally in present realities.
Lester’s publications from 2008
1, “Compliance” in the context of climate change bears some correspondence to the complexity of atmospheric modeling and contributory systems. Various dimensions of human life contribute directly or indirectly to changes in climate systems. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol, approaches to health, use of technology and equipment all provide points of discussion for compliance;
2. “Regulation” can be found in the context of laws of countries, scientific descriptions of observed processes, in technological designs and processes, as well as in biological processes. In the context of climate change, regulatory regimes inseparably arise out of all the above processes and provisions.;
3. “Toronto Conference” so called because it was held in Toronto, Canada in 1988 addressed atmospheric effects on global security which were described as second only to those of a global nuclear war eventually led to the 1992 Climate Convention;
4. “Vienna Convention” held in Vienna, Austria in 1985 developed out of international concern over the loss of Ozone in the stratosphere, led to the establishment of the IPCC;
5. “Villach Conference” held in Villach, Austria in 1985 involved scientists and research managers using climate modeling sought to understand issues related to the stratospheric Ozone layer depletion as it intersected with atmospheric systems. It was at this conference that the scientific community came to an initial consensus on the features of greenhouse gases and relevant stratospheric impacts of relevant chemical reactions. In doing so, the group discussions led to a protocol to the Vienna Convention held earlier that year