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Insurers' risk management skills should be embraced by governments

Insurers’ risk management skills should be embraced by governments

Last week, a global coalition of insurance companies urged governments to partner up and implement policy and financial frameworks that will allow insurers to help reduce the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities, particularly in developing economies. At present, many governments have still not implemented actionable policies for disaster risk reduction. Such policies could […]

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If there was any doubt about the need to prepare for extremes, Maclean’s is adding to the conversation

If there was any doubt about the need to prepare for extremes, Maclean’s is adding to the conversation

When a topic like ‘extreme weather’ gets front-page coverage on Canada’s leading current affairs magazine, you can bet that policy-makers are listening. On August 30, 2010, Maclean’s ran a cover story on extreme weather events – an undeniable reality-check that every country, community, and industry is in need of ways to adapt to the extreme […]

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Job Posting – Fraser Basin Council. Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Air Quality Program

Job Posting – Fraser Basin Council Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Air Quality Program Location: Prince George or Vancouver, BC The Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Air Quality Program will coordinate the BC Community Adaptation initiative, which assists local governments and First Nations access climate change adaptation tools, information and expertise. BC communities participating in […]

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2010 Sizzles as Hottest Summer on Record So Far

A new report by the National Climatic Data Centre (NCDC) has reported that “the combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for June 2010 was the warmest on record at 16.2°C (61.1°F), which is 0.68°C (1.22°F) above the 20th century average of 15.5°C (59.9°F).” The previous record for June was set in 2005. The […]

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Sewage Named #1 Urban Centre Contaminant by Canadian Press

Sewage Named #1 Urban Centre Contaminant by Canadian Press

Analysis by The Canadian Press has shown that far more sewage has been spilled in Canadian urban centres over the last six years than any other harmful contaminant. CP obtained the newly released figures after a two-year battle and a complaint to the information commissioner to pry the data from Environment Canada under the Access […]

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Environmental and Economic Disaster Looms Over Shatt al Arab River

Environmental and economic disaster loom over the Shatt al Arab river in Iraq, and there is very little the government can do about it. For many years, Turkey, Syria and Iran have all been using the headwaters that make up the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which eventually confluence to make up the Shatt al Arab. […]

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PICS Presents: New Approaches to Mobilizing Climate Action – June 8, 2010

PICS Presents: New Approaches to Mobilizing Climate Action Tuesday June 8, 2010 7pm – 9pm Bob Wright Centre Room B150 University of Victoria Explore climate change issues through a new lens. This event will include skits by Spilt Milk Comedy Theater, presentations by local experts on the following themes, and an audience question period: – […]

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Position Opening: Program Officer Alaska & BC, Wilburforce Foundation

About the Foundation: Wilburforce Foundation protects wildlife habitat in Western North America by actively supporting organizations and leaders advancing conservation solutions. We are a private, philanthropic foundation that supports efforts to create a network of protected core reserves, corridors and buffer zones across Western North America that will support ecologically effective landscapes and viable wildlife […]

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