About Amiel Blajchman

Amiel Blajchman Amiel is the founder of the Globalis Group, an organization whose motto is "combining action and thought for a sustainable world." His experience includes working with the Canadian government on greenspace projects, sustainable development programs and on policy documents on issues as diverse as climate change, sustainable development, and the environmental and social impacts of transportation. He is listed on the UN’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory’s list of GHG experts, and has sat on the Canadian Environmental Certifications Board’s Greenhouse Gas Verification and Validation Certification committee.

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Ashoka Fellows Awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize

May 12th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman

The latest Goldman Environmental Prize winners have been chosen yet again from the ranks of Ashoka Foundation Fellows. What does this mean for the environmental movement as well as the social entrepreneurship movement

Haiti’s Poverty is Directly Linked to Deforestation and Habitat Loss

May 10th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman

Haiti's sorrowful rank as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world has been directly attributed to the degradation of Haiti's natural environment (less than 1.5% of its original tree cover remains intact) as well as a lack of governance structures, underinvestment in social capital, obstacles to private investment, and a spiraling "poverty trap"

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