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Climate Security: What it Means and Why it Matters: Perspectives from the UK and the EU

Climate Security: What it Means and Why it Matters: Perspectives from the UK and the EU

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions is hosting a special seminar “Climate Security: What it Means and Why it Matters: Perspectives from the UK and the EU”. Presented by Dr. Sabrina Schulz, Climate Security Project Leader, British High Commission in Ottawa. Friday April 9, 2010, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Social Sciences and Math Building (SSM), […]

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Isabelle Des Chênes speaks at SFU Public Policy Event

Isabelle Des Chênes speaks at SFU Public Policy Event

The Graduate Public Policy Program proudly presents: “Canada’s Forest Products Sector: Carbon Neutral by 2015” with Isabelle Des Chênes Thursday March 18th 12:00 – 1:00pm in Harbour Centre room 3000 Canada’s pulp and paper forestry sector saw the writing on the wall more than a decade ago and began to seriously address climate change by […]

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SFU Faculty of Environment Lecture Series: “Increasing Risk from Natural Hazards in the 21st Century.”

Dr. John Clague will be presenting a special lecture for the SFU Faculty of Environment Lecture Series, March 4, “Increasing Risk from Natural Hazards in the 21st Century.” Faculty of Environment Spring 2010 Lecture Series presentation and discussion with Dr. John Clague “Increasing Risk from Natural Hazards in the 21st Century.” March 4, 11:00-12:00 p.m. […]

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NYT Op-Ed: Why We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change

Climate change: the unavoidable and immensely inconvenient truth. “It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it,” writes Al Gore in an op-ed for the New […]

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The Real Cost of Water We Use

What is the real cost of water we use? That’s the question being asked by the Stanford Graduate School of Business California, USA. Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, noted the world is depleting some important water resources necessary for growing food and sustaining fisheries, during his address to Stanford students during the 2010 […]

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IISD Releases Post-Copenhagen Round-up

The Institute for International Sustainable Development (IISD) has released a round-up of blog content, editorials, news stories and meetings that were informing the climate change policy debate post-Copenhagen. The report states “the outcome of Copenhagen moved the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process into uncharted territory. It raises uncertainties and questions about the […]

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BC Signs Western Government Agreement to Work on Adaptation

“British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California have signed two agreements aimed at boosting the West Coast economy and protecting the environment,” reports The Canadian Press. The meeting between B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, has underscored the need for smart adaptation, as well […]

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“Dry ski slopes will be least of B.C.’s troubles,” reports Mark Hume

A quick glance at the news will tell you how much the unusually mild weather is affecting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Only 3 days into the competition, events have been postponed due to the dreaded rainfall organizers were hoping would be snow by the time February rolled around. Just recently, local venue […]

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