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    Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

    Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

      Over 40 Speakers & 60 Participant Organizations Already Confirmed The draft program agenda for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit is now published at http://www.risingseassummit.org/agenda.html   When: September 24-26, 2014 Where: New York City Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced Presenters from the National Climate Assessment, Climate Central, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and [...]

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    WEBINAR on key findings from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: now available online

    Dr. Stewart J. Cohen, Senior Researcher, Climate Research Division, Environment Canada, presented key findings from the Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. This webinar is now available online. This webinar was delivered jointly by ICLEI Canada and the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. The [...]

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    CBC News: Extreme weather is the new normal

    CBC News: Extreme weather is the new normal

    CBC reports that climate specialists are calling for a national strategy to help Canadians prepare for extreme weather. View the short video here. The CBC report includes interviews with Bob Sandford, ACT Water Governance author and senior water policy adviser, and Dr. Gordon McBean, Chair of the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Co-Principal Investigator [...]

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    Interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen on the IPCC WGII results

    The latest episode of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks ‘Adapting to a Warmer World’ includes an interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen, a senior researcher with the Adaptation and Impacts Research Division of Environment Canada, an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia and a member of ACT’s Advisory Board, on the IPCC [...]

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    Report: Climate changing more rapidly than at any point on record

    Report: Climate changing more rapidly than at any point on record

    Going, going … As a whole, the world’s glaciers—such as Italy’s Careser Glacier, seen here in August 1933 (top) and August 2012 (bottom)—have lost ice for the last 23 years in a row. IMAGES: COURTESY OF LUCA CARTURAN/UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA A new look at the “vital signs” of Earth’s climate reveals a stark picture of declining health. [...]

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    The White House Press Release: Taking Action to Prepare Communities for Climate Change Impacts

    The White House Press Release: Taking Action to Prepare Communities for Climate Change Impacts

    FACT SHEET: Taking Action to Support State, Local, and Tribal Leaders as They Prepare Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change President Obama is focused every day on building on the progress America’s economy is making by creating jobs and expanding opportunity for all hardworking Americans.  As part of that effort, the President has put [...]

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    What do these PMs know that economists don’t?

    What do these PMs know that economists don’t?

      Statscan’s former chief statistician Munir Sheikh is pictured at his office in Ottawa on Tuesday July 29, 2008. (Sean Kilpatrick/Sean Kilpatrick/The Globe and Mail). Munir A. Sheikh is executive fellow at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, and a former chief statistician of Canada. The following article was published in THE GLOBE AND [...]

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    Job posting: Web Application Developer (PCIC)

    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) is seeking to hire a Web Application Developer, Computational Support Team. Closing Date: August 4, 2014 A link to the posting is at http://www.pacificclimate.org/about-pcic/careers.

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    New reports on Fraser River flood risk released

    New reports on Fraser River flood risk released

    BC Government Online News Source: Newsroom VICTORIA – Two new reports released today will help planners and engineers in developing strategies to manage increased flood risk along the Fraser River. The report, Fraser River Design Flood Level Update – Hope to Mission, provides diking authorities with updated design flood levels in comparison with crest levels of [...]

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    New Report Shows Cities Realize Economic Benefits of Taking Actions to Protect Against Climate Change Impacts

    New Report Shows Cities Realize Economic Benefits of Taking Actions to Protect Against Climate Change Impacts

    According to National Geographic News Watch, C40, its partner CDP and AECOM released Protecting Our Capital, a new report that highlights the risks climate change poses to businesses in cities – and shows how city government climate adaptation actions are contributing to business resilience. Of the 207 cities surveyed in the report, 75 percent report that [...]

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    New Study Adds Up the Benefits of Climate-Smart Development in Lives, Jobs, and GDP

    New Study Adds Up the Benefits of Climate-Smart Development in Lives, Jobs, and GDP

    Bus rapid transit systems that shift commuters to faster public systems take cars off the road, create jobs, and reduce pollution that damages health and contributes to climate change. Photo credit: Sam Zimmerman/World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS With careful design, the same development projects that improve communities, save lives, and increase GDP can also fight climate change. [...]

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    B.C. Climate Action Plan 2.0?

    In case you weren’t poring over government news releases on the Monday before Canada Day, you might have missed B.C.’s 2014 Climate Progress Report. This is the sort of release time slot typically reserved for bad news that governments don’t want to draw attention to. Instead, while the Climate Progress Report has some controversial elements, it’s [...]

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