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Laura Schnurr

Laura Schnurr
Laura leads Tamarack's work on Climate Transitions and Sustainable Development Goals. She is passionate about supporting cities and communities in their journeys towards ensuring a just, equitable and sustainable future for the next 7 generations and beyond. Through events, publications, communities of practice and other learning opportunities, Laura is helping advance the 2030 Agenda in Canada with a specific focus on the goals related to equity and climate change.

Recent Posts

Join Live Briefings for Canadian Cities from COP26

Posted by Laura Schnurr on November 1, 2021

Tamarack’s Board Chair, Shauna Sylvester, is in Glasgow for COP26. In her role as Executive Director of the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, she is helping pull together a series of briefings for Canadian cities and communities to stay informed on the conversation.

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Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals in Your Community

Posted by Laura Schnurr on September 2, 2021

What do Montreal, Winnipeg, Victoria, the Northern territories, and Shimokawa, Japan, have in common? They are all home to inspiring work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

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Launch of the 10 Guide for advancing the SDGs in your community

Posted by Laura Schnurr on August 30, 2021

The Sustainable Development Goals offer a hopeful vision for our collective future. They outline aspirational goals for humanity to achieve by 2030 on issues such as poverty, inequalities, health and wellbeing, climate and energy, decent work, and more. They are universal, which means that they are to be implemented for all people, everywhere. However, their universal nature also means that they need to be adapted to local contexts so that the indicators and targets are relevant – a process referred to as ‘localization’.  

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The SDGs: Just One (Important) Part of the Story

Posted by Laura Schnurr on June 8, 2021

In my prior blog post The SDGs: A Tool for Transformative Change, I explored some of the reasons why we should all adopt the SDGs. In this post, I explore some of the shortcomings of the framework to paint a fuller picture of how we might think about the goals.  

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The SDGs: A Tool for Transformative Change

Posted by Laura Schnurr on May 27, 2021

When people ask me whether I think the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are useful, my short answer is “yes, but”. In this two-part blog, I unpack what I mean by that. This first blog explores the ‘yes’ part of the answer, and the second explores the ‘but’.  

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