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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

    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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    Rising sea levels in Metro Vancouver spark open competition: Innovative solutions sought as one-metre rise around Vancouver predicted by 2100

    Rising sea levels in Metro Vancouver spark open competition: Innovative solutions sought as one-metre rise around Vancouver predicted by 2100

    A sandbag dike holds back the water from the Fraser River in Chilliwack, B.C., on June 28, 2012.    Photograph by: JONATHAN HAYWARD , THE CANADIAN PRESS SFU Public Square is looking for innovative ideas on how to combat a predicted one-metre rise in sea levels around Metro Vancouver due to climate change. This fall, the [...]

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    Job Posting: Water Law and Policy Researcher/Coordinator

    Position: Water Law and Policy Researcher/Coordinator Organization: POLIS Water Sustainability Project, University of Victoria Closing Date: August 4th, 2014 Job Type: Full-time position (12 months) with possibility of renewal Location: Victoria, British Columbia (non-negotiable) Start Date: August 18th or 25th, 2014 The Opportunity The POLIS Water Sustainability Project has been working for the past decade to develop critical foundational research on water sustainability, with [...]

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    Professional Leadership in a Changing Climate: Joint Statement

    Professional Leadership in a Changing Climate: Joint Statement

    The Association of BC Forest Professionals, the Association of Professional Biology, the College of Applied Biology, and the Planning Institute of British Columbia recently issued a joint statement on professional responsibility and action in a changing climate. The Preamble reads: Professionals are required to use the best available science in making our decisions, and so we, the resource and planning [...]

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    Webinar: Climate-Smart Approach to Adaptive Management – Aug. 7th

    When: August 7, 2014 Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/147107152 Background: A Climate-Smart Approach to Adaptive Management of North-Central California Coast and Ocean Habitats, Species, and Ecosystem Services by  Sara Hutto  of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s Climate-Smart Adaptation Project for the North-Central California Coast [...]

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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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