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Canada warming at twice the global rate

Canada warming at twice the global rate

When Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial leaders gathered in Ottawa earlier this week, they were informed of some concerning news. “Alain Bourque, the executive director at Ouranos, a consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change, told the first ministers an increase of two degrees in average temperatures globally could mean that Canada would see a […]

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Carbon Pricing Won't Hurt GDP: Study

Carbon Pricing Won’t Hurt GDP: Study

According to a new study by the EcoFiscal Commission, an independent coalition of Canadian economists, the majority of Canada’s economy would not be harmed if Canada had a carbon pricing scheme similar to British Columbia’s. From The Star: “Sectors representing about 95 per cent of Canada’s GDP would face little competitive pressure if a B.C.-style carbon […]

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Call for applications: Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia

Call for applications: Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia

        Call for applications – Professional Development Award Deadline December 10, 2015 The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) is recruiting one professional development award recipient to undertake a 12 months paid program of research focusing on the development of a methodology to structure cross-project learning, and the identification of […]

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How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature. Most of us today live in cities and spend far less time outside […]

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Alberta's Bold New Climate Change Policy

Alberta’s Bold New Climate Change Policy

          On the weekend, Alberta revealed its new climate change policy. From CTV News: The plan, the result of months of study and public input, will introduce a broad-based carbon tax that would apply across the economy. The government will move to phase out the province’s coal-fired power generation by 2030. And […]

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Sea Level Rise: Who Should Take Responsibility in Silicon Valley?

Sea Level Rise: Who Should Take Responsibility in Silicon Valley?

Sea level rise is becoming a dominant theme as communities plan for climate change. On the East Coast of the United States, the eroding shorelines of Miami and the projected loss of billions of dollars of upscale homes has come to symbolize personal loss that is now at risk from global warming. For many of us, it is […]

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Population and Climate: Consumption is the Bigger Problem

Population and Climate: Consumption is the Bigger Problem

A new article in The Guardian points out that while any argue population growth is an issue for climate change, the bigger problem is how we consume resources. “If we want to reduce our impacts this century…it is consumption we must address. Population growth is outpaced by the growth in our consumption of almost all resources. […]

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Webinar: Building Partnerships and Investing in Community Flood Resilience

Webinar: Building Partnerships and Investing in Community Flood Resilience

Register now for this upcoming webinar, hosted by ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability: Building Partnerships and Investing in Community Flood Resilience December 3rd 1:00-2:30 ET (10:00-11:30  PT)  Learn about ways to invest in community resilience and use critical partnerships to advance climate change adaptation within communities. This webinar is based on three themes: understanding community-level […]

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