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Title: Conservation Ontario Green Economy Road Map June 15, 2012 Tom Prout, General Manager, Ausable Bayfield Conservation


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Conservation OntarioGreen Economy Road
MapJune 15, 2012Tom Prout, General
Manager,Ausable Bayfield Conservation
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What is a Green Economy?
  • Administration Green - things we buy
  • Conservation Green things we do
  • Service Green services we provide
  • Some Green costs us money and some Green makes us
    money and it all contributes to the Economy

3
Historical Green
  • Conservation Authorities have been contributing
    to a Green Economy since 1946.
  • Green staff
  • Green policies
  • Green services (conservation services)
  • Green partnerships
  • Now is no time to stop being Green Leaders

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A Bit of Philosophy
  • We may not have the answer . . .
  • . . . doing nothing will guarantee we never will
  • Partnerships Success
  • No one said partnerships are easy
  • Make friends with your adversaries
  • no one is wrong all of the time

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A Bit More Philosophy
  • Make friends with your enemies
  • they may have the money you need to carry out a
    project
  • and you may have the expertise they need to
    carry out a project
  • Remember the old saying - insanity is
  • people doing the same thing over and over again
  • and expecting different results
  • Choice Theory
  • All we can give another person is information.

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Information
Green Economy Road Map Just terms and
concepts, but what do they mean?
  • Trying to make sense out of
  • Carbon sequestration and
  • Future funding opportunities?

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Information
Forests have small impact on carbon
emissions. - College of Social and Applied
Human Sciences Insight, Professors Zeev Gedalof
and Aaron Berg
The conservancy announced it is earning 4
million with the largest forest carbon-credit
project in North America from its 55,000-hectare
Darkwood forest in southeastern B.C. - The
Record.com
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Trying to Understand Carbon Sequestration and
Future Funding Opportunities
  • The carbon-offset value on 700,000 tonnes of
    emissions
  • Pacific Carbon Trust
  • the B.C. Crown corporation
  • that helps market carbon offsets
  • purchased 450,000 credits from the conservancy
    and the private Vancouver company Ecosystem
    Restoration Associates bought 250,000 credits.
  • Both firms will resell the credits
  • to clients who want to meet carbon reduction
    goals.

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Trying to Understand Carbon Sequestration and
Future Funding Opportunities
  • 4 million divided by 700,000 tons
    5.71/tonnes
  • 4 million divided by 55,000 hectares 72.70/
    ha
  • 700,000 tonnes divided by 55,000 hectares
  • 12.7 tonnes of carbon/hectare
  • Credit Valley Conservation Authoritys study on
    Present and Future Carbon Storage suggests they
    have a carbon density of 331 tonnes per hectare?
    Does this mean NCC has 318.3 tonnes of carbon/ha
    to sell?

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Questions
1. When trees die and decompose is the carbon
released back into the environment? 2. How long
is the agreement with the Nature Conservancy
and Pacific Carbon Trust? 3. Is carbon stored
longer if the wood is harvested (sustainably)
and used for furniture and houses? 4. The carbon
credits sold by NCC are not new, should the
carbon credits be new? 5. What value is there in
ABCAs forests, wetlands, stewardship projects,
future projects? 6. Is the public willing to pay
to offset their personal carbon footprint?
11
ABCA Land StewardshipAn Assessment of Carbon
Sequestration and Future Funding Opportunities
  • Stephen Boles, MSc
  • President, Kuzuka Ltd.

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Who is Steve Boles?

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, University of Waterloo (1996)
Master of Science, University of Alaska (1998)
WORK EXPERIENCE
Research Scientist, Climate Change Research
Center, University of N.H. (1999 2007)
President, Kuzuka Ltd., (2007 present)
Instructor (GHG Management), Sustainability
Learning Centre, (2010 present)
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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A full service GHG and sustainability consulting
firm
Greenhouse Gas Management Services
  • GHG inventory planning, implementation, and
    verification to ISO 14064 guidelines
  • Carbon offset project development and feasibility
    assessments
  • Product life cycle carbon footprint assessments
  • Risk and opportunity planning
  • Benchmarking and reduction target planning

Sustainability Services
  • Corporate sustainability planning
  • Workshops and training on corporate
    sustainability and GHG management

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KUZUKA Clients

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The Carbon Issue
Rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are
causing climate change
Climate change impacts many aspects of human
life
FOOD PRODUCTION SUPPLY
INFRASTRUCTURE ADAPTATION COSTS
WATER AVAILABILITY
INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS
SPECIES SHIFT EXTINCTION
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A lot of Interest in Carbon and Greenhouse Gases

O.Reg. 397/11 mandatory GHG reporting and
Energy Management Plans by all municipalities and
other government organizations over next two years
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Rice Husk Bio-energy
Ontario Reforestation
Community Ecosystem Restoration in BC
Te Apiti Wind Farm
Sudan Bio-sand Water Filters
Madagascar Avoided Deforestation
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Why Should ABCA Care About This?
Multi-stakeholder interest in GHG and carbon
A POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITY FOR ABCA
AND ITS CONSERVATION PARTNERS
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Objectives of Our Project
Quantify the carbon storage of ABCA forest
projects (new plantings and existing plots)
through literature review
Identify ways to communicate the carbon storage
of ABCA forests to interested stakeholders by
comparing it to equivalent GHG reductions
Identify opportunities that are available in the
private sector to obtain funding for stewardship
projects (e.g. sponsorships)
Recommend next steps that the ABCA should
consider to begin accessing sources of private
sector funding for forest projects
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Carbon Storage in ABCA Forests
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Carbon Storage Communication Examples
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Sources of Funding Corporate Sponsorships
For the launch of Blue Planet enviro light bulbs,
Canadian Tire donated 2 for every package of
bulbs bought (250,000 total)
Donation to plant 8000 trees to celebrate launch
of paperless statements (20,000 total)
Donation to greening schools program to celebrate
their 50th anniversary (85,000 total)
Donation to tree planting efforts to celebrate
the launch of new biodegradable pens (20,000
total)
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Recommendations
  • Provide continued support to your charitable
    partner organizations (e.g. Conservation
    Foundation, Land Trust Conservancy) as the avenue
    for receiving and soliciting corporate
    sponsorships.
  • Consider engaging with other stewardship
    organizations in southwestern Ontario to discuss
    the establishment of partnerships that would
    increase marketing opportunities and geographic
    coverage.
  • Develop a list of potential corporate sponsors
    for whom a relationship with ABCA would be a
    good fit with their community focus and
    sustainability mandate (NextEra Energy, Ellison
    Travel, BM Ross, Bluewater Recycling, United
    Communities Credit Union)

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Recommendations
  • Create a staff or contract position dedicated to
    obtaining corporate sponsorships and donations.
  • Develop a formal communications strategy tailored
    for corporate sponsorships
  • Establish a goal or target pertaining to
    watershed forest cover against which corporate
    sponsorships will be applied.

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Recommendations
  • Use the benefits of the ABCAs land stewardship
    initiatives using carbon-based themes in
    communication and outreach.
  • Update the ABCF page on the ABCA website to
    provide the opportunity for individuals and small
    businesses to donate directly through an online
    payment gateway.

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Contact
Thank you!
Stephen Boles Kuzuka Ltd. Exeter, Ontario (519)
235-6250 www.kuzuka.com sboles_at_kuzuka.com
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