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Webinar: Integrated Land Use

Check out this upcoming webinar offered by the Security & Sustainability Forum: Integrated Land Use: What Do Individuals and Societies Need From Landscapes?  June 2nd, 2016 1:15- 2:45 pm The ongoing extensification of agriculture is leading to historically unprecedented tradeoffs between food production and other ecosystem services such as biodiversity, non-timber forest products, landscapes aesthetics, […]

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Fraser Basin Council Report Released: BC Floods Risky, Costly

Fraser Basin Council Report Released: BC Floods Risky, Costly

The Fraser Basin Council released their report on flood risk in British Columbia, including their assessment of the state of the province’s diking system. From CTV News: “The Fraser Basin Council says a major flood along the coast or the Fraser River could be the most costly natural disaster in Canadian history, with potential losses of […]

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Climate Nexus Webinar: Slides and Summary Online

ACT’s two most senior advisers, Bob Sandford and Jon O’Riordan, recently presented a POLIS webinar. In this webinar, the speakers shared insights from their recent publication “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy & Biodiversity in a Changing World.” The presentation highlighted how changing hydro-climate systems are creating a crisis for the Nexus elements, and discussed the range of transformative […]

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Carbon Talk: Lessons from Germany on Effective Municipal Climate Leadership

Effective Climate Leadership in Cities: Lessons from Germany Germany is known for its ambitious national energy policies, but its cities are also home to some important innovations. We all know about the Copenhagens and Oslos of the world that are leaders in climate action, but those big names are not the only ones forging ahead […]

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Engineers Canada Training Events on Climate Change

Engineers Canada Training Events on Climate Change

Register today for these Engineers Canada Training Events on Climate Issues: This June, Engineers Canada will be hosting two training events to help engineers adapt to a changing climate. Both are offered in the National Capital Region over consecutive days and can be taken individually or together. Each are a step toward achieving an Infrastructure […]

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Alberta Government Considering Climate Change in Emergency Preparedness

Alberta Government Considering Climate Change in Emergency Preparedness

In a new business plan for Alberta’s Municipal Affairs Ministry, climate change is discussed as a factor threatening more extreme weather and emergency events. It’s good to see the province take steps to improve their emergency preparedness based on climate science. From The Calgary Herald: “The 2016-19 business plan for the Municipal Affairs Ministry, released with […]

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Twitter Chat: Building Resilient Cities

Twitter Chat: Building Resilient Cities

Please join Climatelinks and co-sponsors ICMA and 100 Resilient Cities onThursday, May 26 at 1pm, EDT for a Twitter chat about building urban resilience in vulnerable communities grappling with the existing and impending effects of climate change. More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and this number continues to grow, with 1.2 million people migrating to cities […]

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Webinar: Climate Change and the Energy Sector

  Check out the following webinar, offered by Natural Resources Canada: Energy and Climate Change Adaptation – How Industry Leaders Tackle the Challenge Wednesday, June 1st, 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET Join us to learn how industry leaders innovate in Canada, Iceland and South Africa! Adapting to Climate Change – State of Play and Recommendations […]

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