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California's gas leak should spur Canadian action on methane emissions

California’s gas leak should spur Canadian action on methane emissions

                          A new blog from the Pembina Institute makes an important point about the ongoing Aliso Canyon methane gas leak in California. While the situation in California is definitely an important crisis, here in Canada we also emit huge amounts of methane every […]

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Webinar: BC’s New Water Law

Check out this upcoming free webinar, offered by the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the University of Victoria: WHAT: Awash with Opportunity: Sustainability in BC’s New Water Law DATE: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 TIME: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT ( 3 p.m. to  4:30 p.m. ET)   In May 2014, the Province of British Columbia enacted the Water Sustainability Act, which provides an […]

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Food Waste: Tips to Save Money, Food, and the Environment

Food Waste: Tips to Save Money, Food, and the Environment

Even with the best intentions, wasting food is a problem for many of us. We buy too much at once, we go out to eat with friends, or we forget about that fresh produce until it goes bad. This article points out that the problem of food waste is growing, and has important consequences. “Over […]

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Financing Adaptation: Addressing the Gap

Financing Adaptation: Addressing the Gap

An interesting new piece from the Center for American Progress discusses the challenges in financing adaptation. While traditionally nations have focused more funding on mitigation than on adaptation, COP21 in Paris did recognize the importance of adaptation. But how will these effects be financed? “In December 2015, world leaders convened in Paris to adopt a […]

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PIEVC Engineering Protocol Workshop for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

PIEVC Engineering Protocol Workshop for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

If you are a professional planner, check out this upcoming training opportunity: Thurs, Feb. 25th | Vancouver The PIEVC workshop will provide registered professional planners the opportunity, in collaboration with participating engineers, to learn about and apply this internationally recognized risk assessment tool to assist in the adaptation process to improve climate resilience of infrastructure […]

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Workshops: Green Shores Training

Workshops: Green Shores Training

This month, check out an opportunity to learn more about the green shores approach to adaptation: The Stewardship Centre for BC and the University of Victoria Continuing Studies will be delivering new training workshops in January – February 2016 in Metro Vancouver, Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Powell River. Two levels of training will be offered: Level 1- an introduction to Green […]

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Webinar: Tools for Climate Change Adaptation in the Real Estate Sector

Webinar: Tools for Climate Change Adaptation in the Real Estate Sector

Check out this upcoming webinar offered by the Fraser Basin Council: Webinar: Tools for Climate Change Adaptation in the Real Estate Sector Wed. Feb 17th | 11:00am to 12:00pm PST Climate change impacts each stage of the real estate life-cycle. This webinar focuses on three stages in the real estate development process (land packaging, occupancy and renovations, […]

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Webinar: Voodoo Hydrology— Pitfalls of Urban Hydrology Methods & What You Need to Know

Webinar: Voodoo Hydrology— Pitfalls of Urban Hydrology Methods & What You Need to Know

Read on for information about this interesting webinar offered on January 21st with Andy Reese: As a stormwater community, we have for years relied upon common urban stormwater hydrologic design methodologies and trusted their results. But, should we? Join returning speaker Andy Reese as he exposes the black box of urban hydrology. In this webinar, Andy will […]

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