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New Report: Building Change - Towards Sustainable Communities in BC

New Report: Building Change – Towards Sustainable Communities in BC

Check out this new resource from the Real Estate Foundation of BC: Building Change presents a case for sustainable built environments, summarizes public opinion poll findings, and presents a possible path forward: six priorities for action and a model for cross-sectoral collaboration. Priorities for Action Align financial rules with sustainability objectives to reflect long-term costs […]

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Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

ACT experts will be presenting at an exciting upcoming webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Presenters: Chloe Boyle, Edward Nichol and Deborah Harford (ACT) and Ewa Jackson (ICLEI Canada) Tuesday, May 2 1:00 – 2:00 ET Urban ecosystems play a key role in combining climate change adaptation and mitigation – or “low […]

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Launch: Adaptation Equity Portal

Launch: Adaptation Equity Portal

The Georgetown Climate Center recently launched an Adaptation Equity Portal within its Adaptation Clearinghouse to help communities plan for and develop policies that integrate social and environmental justice. The portal provides more than 200 case studies, plans, tools, and other resources that help communities identify ways to protect the safety and livelihoods of those most […]

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Seminar: Cumulative carbon emissions budgets consistent with 1.5 °C global warming

Thursday, April 13 2:00 – 3:00 pm Room RCB 7100, Robert Brown Hall, SFU Burnaby Campus Join us for this research seminar with Nathan Gillett, co-hosted by the Climate Research Lab, Simon Fraser University and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. The Paris Agreement commits ratifying parties to pursuing efforts to limit the global temperature increase […]

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Seminar: Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Adaptation

Seminar: Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Adaptation

Wednesday, April 19 10:00 – 11:00 am SFU Blusson Hall 10800, Burnaby Campus No pre-registration needed. Exposure to extreme heat is a recognized threat to public health. In the United States, more people die of heat-related causes each year than of all other natural disasters combined. Furthermore, periods of extreme heat are expected to become […]

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Webinar: Can clean energy thrive in the Trump era?

Webinar: Can clean energy thrive in the Trump era?

On April 27, Clean Energy Canada is hosting a free webinar to explore the latest data on clean energy development trends globally, and what the Trump administration’s energy agenda means for international and North American clean energy opportunities. Thursday, April 27 2 pm ET/ 11 am PT    As Canadian clean energy companies look to […]

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Recruitment: International Centre for Environmental Management

Recruitment: International Centre for Environmental Management

RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ICEM – International Centre for Environmental Management is an award-winning independent technical service centre that assists government, private sector and communities to define and implement policies for sustainable development. Established in 1999, ICEM has its regional headquarters in Hanoi and is staffed by full-time international and national technical and administrative personnel. ICEM works […]

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Understanding the Changing Legal Climate:  Canadian Climate Law for Engineers

Understanding the Changing Legal Climate: Canadian Climate Law for Engineers

Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Certification Course Continuing Professional Development Short Course Climate change is here. It has already had a serious impact on our infrastructure, economy and environment; and its future impacts will only grow with time. Mitigation efforts may slow the rate of change, but are unlikely to reverse the trend. The majority of […]

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