EHANS at World Urban Forum 4
UPdate Fall 2008
EHANS Board member Sheila Cole was off to China in November to attend
the World Urban Forum 4 in Nanjing. Sheila, with colleagues from the Health
Caucus of the Canadian Environmental Network (CEN), presented a session titled,
A Culture of Sustainability – A multi-stakeholder Process.
The session highlighted positive examples from Nova Scotia where non-governmental,
community-based groups such as EHANS, CASLE and RATE have been instrumental
in promoting the environmental health of the city and its people.
The session will gather participants from academia, policy-makers, non-governmental
groups and development institutions to discuss multi-stakeholder partnerships
based on identifying resources and solutions to common obstacles
The session at WUF4 is a follow-up to participation in WUF3, where CEN hosted
a Roundtable session, Strategic Eco-Innovation: Integrating Health and Environment
into Sustainable Urban Practices.
The Canadian Environmental Network delegation will also host two meetings
for other environmental non-governmental organizations attending WUF4. CEN’s
process of multi-stakeholder consultation with diverse civil society groups
is unique and is recognized internationally.
UPdate, Fall 2008, Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia