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Re-energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future

Re-energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future

In Fall 2016, Natural Resources Canada commissioned Sustainable Canada Dialogues to produce an independent, scholarly report on the transition to low-carbon energy. The report was developed to examine how Canada could transition to low-carbon energy systems while remaining globally competitive.  Re-Energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future, provides independent academic input to Generation Energy, a […]

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Read Now: The Green Infrastructure Guide

Read Now: The Green Infrastructure Guide

Published in May 2007, The Green Infrastructure Guide remains an invaluable reference document for those who embrace a ‘design with nature’ philosophy. The Guide led directly to development of the Shared Responsibility Matrix which embodies a way-of-thinking that is timeless. The Guide illuminates the early history of green infrastructure implementation in British Columbia, serves as a […]

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Free Public Talk: The Octopus's Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

Free Public Talk: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite you to a free public talk and discussion, The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise. Who will be tending your garden when the ocean rises? An octopus? A seastar? Imagine the City of Vancouver without the […]

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Webinar: How Sustainable is our Global Climate Ethos?

The Security & Sustainability Forum presents: How Sustainable is our Global Climate Ethos? with Katharine Hayhoe and Alice Hill  Thursday, June 8 1:15 – 2:45 pm ET Building on decades of work across the globe by the public and private sectors, has a shared global climate ethos — a sense of collective commitment and common purpose — […]

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Transport Canada Adaptation Assessment

Transport Canada Adaptation Assessment

Transport Canada has released an adaptation assessment, now available online. The report, Climate Risks & Adaptation Practices for the Canadian Transportation Sector 2016, presents the current state of knowledge about climate risks to the Canadian transportation sector, and identifies existing or potential adaptation practices. The report includes six regional chapters and one urban chapter which reflect the […]

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Adaptation Report: Infrastructure and Buildings Working Group

Adaptation Report: Infrastructure and Buildings Working Group

The Infrastructure and Buildings Working Group (IBWG) of Canada’s Climate Change and Adaptation Platform has released a Adaptation State of Play report. The Infrastructure and Buildings Working Group (IBWG) was established by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and Engineers Canada, in consultation with Natural Resources Canada, in 2013 and is part of Canada’s […]

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Climate Crisis and Journalism: Panel Event

Climate Crisis and Journalism: Panel Event

Join SFU’s Communications department for a special roundtable discussion about reporting news in the age of climate change. Climate Crisis and Journalism: A Roundtable on Rethinking Media for Planetary Emergency  Monday, May 15 5:00 – 7:00 pm SFU Harbour Centre, Room 7000 Chair: Bob Anderson, SFU School of Communications Discussants: Bob Hackett and Shane Gunster, […]

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New Paper: Ocean Acidification in Canada's Coastal Waters

New Paper: Ocean Acidification in Canada’s Coastal Waters

Check out this new paper from the Canadian Climate Forum: While the freeze and thaw of late winter was underway, a team of ocean experts was hard at work on the Canadian Climate Forum’s Issue Paper #6, Spring 2017: Ocean Acidification in Canada’s Coastal Waters Climate Change, Processes and Impacts This comprehensive Issue Paper provides […]

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