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Professional Leadership in a Changing Climate: Joint Statement

Professional Leadership in a Changing Climate: Joint Statement

The Association of BC Forest Professionals, the Association of Professional Biology, the College of Applied Biology, and the Planning Institute of British Columbia recently issued a joint statement on professional responsibility and action in a changing climate. The Preamble reads: Professionals are required to use the best available science in making our decisions, and so we, the resource and planning […]

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Webinar: Climate-Smart Approach to Adaptive Management – Aug. 7th

When: August 7, 2014 Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/147107152 Background: A Climate-Smart Approach to Adaptive Management of North-Central California Coast and Ocean Habitats, Species, and Ecosystem Services by  Sara Hutto  of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s Climate-Smart Adaptation Project for the North-Central California Coast […]

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The White House Press Release: Taking Action to Prepare Communities for Climate Change Impacts

The White House Press Release: Taking Action to Prepare Communities for Climate Change Impacts

FACT SHEET: Taking Action to Support State, Local, and Tribal Leaders as They Prepare Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change President Obama is focused every day on building on the progress America’s economy is making by creating jobs and expanding opportunity for all hardworking Americans.  As part of that effort, the President has put […]

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Job posting: Web Application Developer (PCIC)

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) is seeking to hire a Web Application Developer, Computational Support Team. Closing Date: August 4, 2014 A link to the posting is at http://www.pacificclimate.org/about-pcic/careers.

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New Report Shows Cities Realize Economic Benefits of Taking Actions to Protect Against Climate Change Impacts

New Report Shows Cities Realize Economic Benefits of Taking Actions to Protect Against Climate Change Impacts

According to National Geographic News Watch, C40, its partner CDP and AECOM released Protecting Our Capital, a new report that highlights the risks climate change poses to businesses in cities – and shows how city government climate adaptation actions are contributing to business resilience. Of the 207 cities surveyed in the report, 75 percent report that […]

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Creative ways cities can fight the climate change 'slow tsunami'

Creative ways cities can fight the climate change ‘slow tsunami’

When it comes to climate change impacts, estuaries are the proverbial canaries in the coal mine. These unique habitats, which are also home to 22 of the world’s 32 largest cities and are essential hubs for global commerce, face not just the threat posed by rising sea levels, but also a complex nexus of increasing […]

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Climate change: Implications for employment

Key findings from the intergovernmental panel on climate change fifth assessment report Publication date: 2014 Number of pages: 20 Author(s): Mike Scott, freelance journalist The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the most comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate. It provides the scientific fact base that will be used around […]

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CLOUDBURST ADAPTATION: A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

CLOUDBURST ADAPTATION: A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

This report, by Ramboll, outlines results from a socio-economic cost benefit analysis. The analysis is based on alternative solutions to address heavy precipitation events associated with climate change for the municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. Read the report here.            

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