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(Dec 10) COP 24 Update

(Dec 10) COP 24 Update

Just a week after the naturalist Sir David Attenborough spoke passionately from the “People’s Seat” in Katowice, Poland at COP 24, the United States government officials are defending the fossil fuel industry. While addressing the climate change conference from the “Peoples Seat,” which represents the link between the public and policy makers, Sir David said: […]

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(Dec 5) CleanBC- our pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future

(Dec 5) CleanBC- our pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future

          On December 5, 2018, the B.C. government released Clean BC – our pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future. It builds on recent announcements, such as mandating 100% of new cars to be zero-emission vehicles by 2040; providing rebates for efficiency upgrades including insulation and heat pumps; signing […]

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(Dec 12/14) Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform Webinars

(Dec 12/14) Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform Webinars

Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform has two upcoming webinars we are pleased to share: 1. Introducing the Canadian Centre for Climate Services: Climate data, resources and support for adaptation planning December 12, 2018; 1:00 –2:00 PM ET Registration The Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) is the Government of Canada’s authoritative source for climate data […]

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(Dec 3) Forty leading climate scientists and experts call for stronger B.C. climate targets

(Dec 3) Forty leading climate scientists and experts call for stronger B.C. climate targets

On December 3rd, in advance of the release of the B.C. government’s climate plan (December 5th), forty leading climate scientists and experts wrote a letter asking the province to strengthen climate targets, introduce a binding climate test for energy projects and end subsidies for fracked LNG as part of its climate strategy. The scientists include Dr. […]

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(Dec 4) Applying the Climate Lens Resilience Assessment in a BC Context Webinar

(Dec 4) Applying the Climate Lens Resilience Assessment in a BC Context Webinar

December 4th (10:00am to 11:00am PST) The Federal Government recently introduced a Climate Lens assessment for those seeking funding for new major public infrastructure projects. Listen to François Levesque of Infrastructure Canada and Dirk Nyland of the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure delve into the resilience assessment component of the Climate Lens. This webinar […]

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(Nov 26) The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change Hiring Director

(Nov 26) The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change Hiring Director

The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is hiring a Director. This position is central to maintaining and advancing the University of Waterloo (UW) as a leading centre for research and knowledge mobilization on the impacts of global climate change and the transition to a decarbonized and climate-resilient society in Canada and around the world. […]

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(Dec 4/6) Workshops to Develop Agricultural Adaptation Strategies for Kootenay & Boundary

(Dec 4/6) Workshops to Develop Agricultural Adaptation Strategies for Kootenay & Boundary

New regional adaptation strategies are being developed to help Kootenay and Boundary agricultural producers prepare for climate change. Farmers in the East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary regional districts have been invited to participate in the strategies’ planning process on Dec. 4, in Creston and Dec. 6 in Greenwood. The process brings together agricultural […]

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(Nov 13) Ecosphere+: Carbon Footprint Calculator

(Nov 13) Ecosphere+: Carbon Footprint Calculator

A new free-to-use tool has launched by Ecosphere+ in order to help businesses calculate their carbon footprint and provide a number of opportunities to offset emissions through a portfolio of forest conservation projects. Examples of how Ecosphere+ carbon credits can help your business; Meet your sustainability and ESG goals. Rebalance your unavoidable impact (for example, delivery […]

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