Actions and Detail Panel
Kelowna BC 2030
Wed, 23 November 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
Kelowna BC 2030
GECCO and BCCIC warmly invite you to attend the Kelowna BC 2030 Meeting. The meeting will follow-up on earlier roundtable discussions on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will look at how the SDGs link to the work going on in your community and the opportunities that the SDGs present for political engagement.
In October of last year, BCCIC visited communities throughout the Thompson-Okanagan (including Kelowna) to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals, how they relate to the work of local organizations, and what opportunities they present. This information has now been transformed into an online map as well as the attached summary report “The Invisible Mosaic” which reveals the incredible work being done by groups throughout BC and shares their own recommendations for how the SDGs can be used to strengthen their efforts and make BC a leader in sustainable development both at home and abroad. BCCIC is now returning to communities to share the opportunities identified in the SDGs and discuss how to take advantage of them.
One of the main opportunities that participants identified in the SDG framework was the potential for greater political engagement and more support from all tiers of government. In order to take advantage of this opportunity participants recommended more advocacy around the SDGs including educating and engaging with local MLAs and MPs and generating more political awareness and buy-in around them. Building on these recommendations, the upcoming BC 2030 Meeting will discuss the potential for holding a non-partisan candidate meeting in Kelowna during the upcoming provincial elections and will look at what topics or questions candidates could respond to.
As a member of the Thompson-Okanagan’s sustainable development community we would very much appreciate your participation in the BC 2030 Meeting which will cover:
The key findings from the SDG roundtable meetings held over the past year.
BC 2030 - The idea of a non-partisan political campaign to generate support for the SDGs and the groups working on them across BC.
The possibility of holding a non-partisan all candidates meeting in Prince George and the local SDG related topics and questions that candidates could respond to.