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(October 30-31, 2019) Zero Waste Conference, Vancouver

(October 30-31, 2019) Zero Waste Conference, Vancouver

Did you know that of 92.8 billion tonnes of minerals, fossil fuels, metals, and biomass entering the economy, only 9% are re-used annually? “Not good enough” says Circle Economy CEO and Zero Waste Conference Keynote Speaker Harald Friedl. On October 30-31, 2019 join us in attending the Zero Waste Conference in Downtown Vancouver to discuss […]

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(July 9) Launch of Climatedata.ca

(July 9) Launch of Climatedata.ca

The Government of Canada has launched an exciting new interactive website, Climatedata.ca. The climate information portal will allow users to visualize, analyze, and interact with climate data projections across Canada. From large scale to specialized, individual grids, reliable access to online data will help Canadians in all industries understand and adapt to changing climates. Highlights of […]

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(July 8) Panelists Announced for August 7, 2019 US LCR Webinar

(July 8) Panelists Announced for August 7, 2019 US LCR Webinar

Panelists for the upcoming US LCR Webinar on Climate Action Planning were announced today. The webinar, based on the Climate Action Planning book by Michael Boswell, Tammy Seale, and Adrienne Greve, will discuss how cities and communities can address climate change locally, and offers a guide to creating low carbon resilient (LCR) communities. The recently […]

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(July 4) CBC News Coverage of CCA Climate Risks for Canada Report

(July 4) CBC News Coverage of CCA Climate Risks for Canada Report

“We can predict and project the climate change impacts that are coming down the line for our regions in Canada,” said Deborah Harford, a member of the expert panel, “and because we know that, we can think strategically about how to reduce damage and respond proactively.” – CBC News In a conversation with CBC News, […]

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(July 4) Release of Canada's Top Climate Change Risks Report

(July 4) Release of Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks Report

Today sees the release of the Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks report, which identifies the top climate change risks for Canada, assesses which risks have the greatest potential for adaptation, and explores how the federal government can best inform its decision-making in response to these risks. Although many governments throughout Canada have studied climate change […]

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(July 8) Early Bird Registration for the Livable Cities Forum 2019

(July 8) Early Bird Registration for the Livable Cities Forum 2019

Join us from October 28-30, 2019 in Victoria, BC for the eighth annual Livable Cities Forum: Building Better Communities Through Resilience.  The Livable Cities Forum is being hosted by the City of Victoria in partnership with ICLEI Canada, SHIFT Collaborative, and ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team), SFU. The Forum is a boutique event widely known for […]

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(June 28) - In Our Backyard: What Climate Change in Canada Looks Like

(June 28) – In Our Backyard: What Climate Change in Canada Looks Like

“Climate change is no longer theoretical. It’s in our backyard.” CBC News’ recent project about climate change is self described as “ambitious and comprehensive”. The project “In Our Backyard” details how different residents across Canada have been made to cope with the extreme weather events that have costed them more than just dollars; in some […]

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(June 14) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative: Summary of Survey One Findings

(June 14) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative: Summary of Survey One Findings

Canadian local governments face a perfect storm of limited capacity, aging infrastructure, and climate change impacts. Leaders and staff are experiencing increasing public pressure to ‘future-proof’ communities from the projected impacts of dangerous climate change by both reducing emissions (mitigation) and preparing for impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, and heatwaves (adaptation). Although mitigation […]

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