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Entire Liberal cabinet will be responsible for climate change agenda

Entire Liberal cabinet will be responsible for climate change agenda

Exciting news from The Globe and Mail: All Liberal cabinet ministers have been charged with ensuring the success of the new government’s commitments on climate change, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion said in an interview Wednesday as he prepares to engage the country’s diplomatic corps in the international fight against global warming. A veteran climate warrior, […]

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Now Available for Download: "Beyond the Guidebook 2015- Towards a Watershed Health Legacy in the Georgia Basin"

Now Available for Download: “Beyond the Guidebook 2015- Towards a Watershed Health Legacy in the Georgia Basin”

The third report in a series on stormwater planning in BC is now available for download. Beyond the Guidebook 2015 is the third in a series that builds on Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia. Local government case study experience provides guidance for a collaborative approach that would achieve cascading objectives for: Watershed Health Resilient Rainwater Management […]

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Jeff Rubin: Why the oil sands no longer make economic sense

Jeff Rubin: Why the oil sands no longer make economic sense

Lost in the political fallout from President Barack Obama’s decision to once and for all reject Keystone XL is the fact that there is no longer an economic context for the pipeline. For that matter, the same can be said for any of the other proposed pipelines that would service the planned massive expansion of […]

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Register Now- Water scarcity: a new reality on BC’s “Wet Coast?”

See below for information from the BC Water and Wastewater Association: You’re Invited:  Water scarcity: A new reality on BC’s “Wet Coast”? Networking event co-hosted by the BC Water and Wastewater Association and The POLS Project on Ecological Governance 10:00AM-12:15PM on December 3rd, Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo, BC With water scarcity top of mind for many BC […]

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Renewable Energy Is About Equality, Not Just Environment

Renewable Energy Is About Equality, Not Just Environment

Transitioning to renewable energy doesn’t just have benefits for our environment and for mitigating the worst effects of climate change. It will also lead to a world that is more equal and just for all people. From The Guardian: “Changing our energy system is about more than replacing fossil resources with sun and wind. In fact, […]

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Canadian Water Resources Association 2015 Conference

Canadian Water Resources Association 2015 Conference

Check out the information below about the CWRA-BC Branch’s 2015 Conference, which takes place November 18th and 19th in Richmond:  Keynote Speaker  Emanuel Machado, CAO Town of Gibsons The Gibsons Experience – Nature is our most valuable infrastructure “Our rationale is that the natural services provided by these systems, in the form of rainwater management, […]

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Canada's New Federal Cabinet: Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Canada’s New Federal Cabinet: Minister of Environment and Climate Change

This morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his new cabinet. Among the most exciting news is that the Minister of Environment title now includes Climate Change. What does the appointment of new MP Catherine McKenna to this file mean for climate change action in Canada? From DeSmog Canada:  Leaders in Canada’s environmental community are expressing […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Hurt Environment

Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Hurt Environment

From National Geographic:  “The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership is a huge pact that would govern about 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product and one-third of world trade, said Jake Schmidt, international climate policy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The agreement involves a sprawling cast of countries: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, […]

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