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Webinar March 17: Local and Sustainable Food Systems

Finding Common Ground: Webinar March 17th Hosted by the Real Estate Foundation of BC Thursday March 17th, 12:00 PDT Identifying priority actions for local and sustainable food systems Last fall, the Ministry of Agriculture released the BC Agrifood and Seafood Strategic Growth Plan. Rebecca Salpeter, Policy Analyst at the BC Ministry of Agriculture, and Brent Mansfield, […]

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Mar 22: Webinar on Canadian Cities Taking Climate Action

Mar 22: Webinar on Canadian Cities Taking Climate Action

Building Adaptive and Resilient Communities Program: Canadian Cities Taking Action March 22nd, 2016 1:00 pm ET  Cities have a key role to play in mitigating the causes of and adapting their communities to the effects of  a changing climate. As the level of government closest to residents, municipalities are well-positioned to develop effective strategies to […]

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Carbon Talks: Levelling the Playing Field as Vancouver Implements its Renewable City Strategy

Carbon Talks: Levelling the Playing Field as Vancouver Implements its Renewable City Strategy

Wednesday March 23 12:30-1:30 pm What are the roles of equity, justice and democratic process as the City of Vancouver moves forward with its energy planning? According to the World Energy Council, energy equity is about accessibility and affordability of energy supply across the population. While cities are demonstrating climate and energy leadership, they will […]

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Online Course: Climate and Water Resources Management

Online Course: Climate and Water Resources Management

Check out this online course, offered by COMET (Collaborative Online Meteorology Educational Training): Climate and Water Resources Management, Part 1: Climate Variability and Change 1-1.25 hours to complete Climate is changing at unprecedented rates in recorded history. A variety of lines of evidence demonstrate that climate change is likely to affect the hydrologic cycle and […]

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The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

Sixth in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. Imagine an entire nation, deciding on a date to emigrate en masse for their very survival. Now imagine that date is rapidly approaching. The timeline for mass exodus from the island nation of Kiribati is 2020 […]

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Pipelines or Paris? Trudeau and the premiers must choose

Pipelines or Paris? Trudeau and the premiers must choose

Yesterday, the country received news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the first ministers had agreed to make a national climate plan. However, a much-critiqued piece of Trudeau’s vision is his assertion that pipelines need to be part of the transition to clean energy. From Ricochet: “Trudeau and the Liberals remain committed to the expansion of […]

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Ideafest Seminar: Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for BC

Ideafest Seminar: Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for BC

The University of Victoria’s sixth Ideafest will be held between March 7th and 12th, showcasing the work of some of Canada’s best researchers. As a part of this event, PCIC and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) are presenting a panel discussion on hydro-climatic change in BC. Titled, Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for BC, the discussion […]

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Public Talk: Climate Change and YOU - Making 1.5 a Reality

Public Talk: Climate Change and YOU – Making 1.5 a Reality

Public Talk: Climate Change and YOU – Making 1.5 a Reality, a panel presentation by Simon Donner, UBC; Kirsten Zickfeld and Mark Jaccard, SFU The Canadian government stunned many at the Paris Climate Change Conference in December when they supported a 1.5 degree ceiling on climate warming.  Where did this number come from? What would […]

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