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February events from Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)

February events from Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is pleased to announce the following events taking place in Victoria and Vancouver this month: What:  Why We Disagree About Climate Change presented by Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate Change, University of East Anglia, UK? When: Wed. February 15, 2012; 5:00 – 7:00 pm? Where: Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room […]

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UK Government Publishes First National Climate Change Risk Assessment

UK Government Publishes First National Climate Change Risk Assessment

The UK Government has published the country’s first ever National Climate Change Risk Assessment. DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (only in England…) demonstrated the enormous influence a national government can exert on all levels of a country’s policies by funding this extraordinary undertaking, which, in the true spirit of adaptation, will […]

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International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Seattle 12-13 July 2012

The International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses will be held 12-13 July 2012 in partnership with the Climate Impacts Group at The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.  This interdisciplinary conference is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in-and concern for-the societal impacts of climate change. […]

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A Water Gathering: Collaborative Watershed Governance in BC and Beyond

A Water Gathering: Collaborative Watershed Governance in BC and Beyond

POLIS Project on Ecological Governance presents WaterSustainbilityProject Register now for a a cutting-edge “unconference” on collaborative watershed governance! The event, “A Water Gathering: Collaborative Watershed Governance in BC and Beyond – Solutions Forum,” will take place January 26 to 27, 2012 at UBC Robson Square, Vancouver. The goal of this gathering is to provide participants […]

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Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Peter Kent & Our Planet’s Changing Climate

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Peter Kent & Our Planet’s Changing Climate

By R.W. Sandford At the same time that Canada’s Environment Minister was in Durban, South Africa demonstrating to the world that we were no longer worthy of respect or trust as a nation in matters related to addressing the global climate problem, further evidence of the tragedy of the Harper Government’s climate policy was bubbling […]

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More Action on Adaptation in the North: The WhiteCAP Experience

More Action on Adaptation in the North: The WhiteCAP Experience

In June 2011, the City of Whitehorse, Yukon contributed to the growing momentum of cities around the world acting on climate adaptation through release of its Whitehorse Community Adaptation Plan (abbreviated as WhiteCAP). WhiteCAP, an initiative led by Northern Climate Exchange (NCE), is a plan that assesses how climate change may positively or negatively affect […]

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PICS News Scan for 20 December 2011

PICS News Scan for 20 December 2011

Please find attached the PICS news scan for 20 December 2011 produced by ISIS, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). ??The PICS News Scan is a weekly summary of the major climate-change related science, technology, and policy advances of direct relevance to the […]

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PICS News Scan for 13 December 2011

PICS News Scan for 13 December 2011

Please find the news scan for 13 December 2011 (PDF) produced by ISIS, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). The PICS News Scan is a weekly summary of the major climate-change related science, technology, and policy advances of direct relevance to the BC provincial […]

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