Here is the link to the report called 'Nature-positive Economic Development for Southwest Alberta' that was presented in our recent Wednesday Webinar.
This work, informed by southwest Alberta communities, offers an approach to diversifying the region's economy, while also supporting nature.
From 2020 to 2022, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) worked with Alberta-based Stormy Lake Consulting to facilitate research and discussions with local towns, municipal districts, and Indigenous groups on ways the region could attract long-term economic growth while maintaining its natural beauty and supporting watershed protection.
This is called 'nature-positive' economic development - a global movement to recognize the value of nature, place it on the path of regeneration and recovery, and transform our shared world to one where people, economies and nature thrive together.
Click here to read the Executive Summary.
You can download it and the full report on Y2Y’s website at y2y.net/NaturePositiveAB.
Local communities, businesses and economic development authorities can use the report in planning and development. The report can serve as an information source for communities and economies looking to support good, stable jobs, while preserving clean water and healthy, intact landscapes for generations to come.
Please direct your questions or comments directly to:
Josh Welsh: Josh@y2y.net
Patty Richards: Patty@y2y.net
To watch the webinar, Click this link. It will take you to EDATV our YouTube Channel.