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Is the climate crisis creating a global consciousness shift?

Is the climate crisis creating a global consciousness shift?

In his latest blog post, David Suzuki wonders if we are entering a new phase in the climate change movement: that of global consciousness. Though scientists and advocates have been warning us for decades, only lately have many world leaders been taking the issue seriously. Are we experiencing a shift towards global awareness- and will […]

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Farming More Important Than Oil for Canadian Economy

Farming More Important Than Oil for Canadian Economy

Interview from The Vancouver Sun with economist and author Jeff Rubin. In this interview, Rubin explains how the very climate change that will leave much of the country’s carbon unburnable could, at the same time, make some of Canada’s other resource assets more valuable: our water and our land. This is the topic of his new […]

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Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments

Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments

Local governments in Canada are on the front lines of climate change impacts, but the cost of adapting infrastructure to flooding and other climate-driven challenges is a barrier to implementation. This report, developed by ACT through a project supported by Natural Resources Canada under the program of the Economics Working Group of Canada’s Adaptation Platform, the […]

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SFU ViPS Public Lecture: Adam Sobel (Columbia University) "Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses"

SFU ViPS Public Lecture: Adam Sobel (Columbia University) “Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses”

SFU’s Institute for Values in Policy and Science (ViPS) and Urban Studies invites you to a public lecture and discussion addressing issues related to policy and the science of climate change: Dr. Adam Sobel (Columbia University), “Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses.” Sobel’s recent book, Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future raises questions of how […]

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New! Sea Level Rise and Extreme Precipitation Webinars

New! Sea Level Rise and Extreme Precipitation Webinars

The Fraser Basin Council is pleased to offer two free educational and informative sessions to prepare you for the upcoming impacts of climate change in BC. These webinars provide training and learning opportunities for climate change adaptation planning in your community. Register today! New Sea Level Rise Projections in British Columbia When: Wednesday, March 25, […]

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World must achieve international water goals to preempt looming conflicts born of desperation: UN Report

World must achieve international water goals to preempt looming conflicts born of desperation: UN Report

A new UN report warns that without large new water-related investments many societies worldwide will soon confront rising desperation and conflicts over life’s most essential resource. Presenting their report at UN Headquarters, New York, officials of UN University and the UN Office for Sustainable Development said unmet water goals threaten many world regions and form […]

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Public Event: Towards Regional Resilience in the Pacific Northwest

Public Event: Towards Regional Resilience in the Pacific Northwest

On behalf of the Crisis Resilience Alliance in collaboration with the School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC and the Canadian Risks and Hazards Network Young Professionals Committee, we are delighted to invite you to our next public event at UBC. Jason Biermann, who co-managed the Oso landslide (what […]

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A Workshop on Planning and Integrating Urban Biodiversity

A Workshop on Planning and Integrating Urban Biodiversity

ICLEI Canada, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests, is hosting a one-day workshop to preview and test ICLEI’s soon to be released Urban Biodiversity Planning Guidebook.  The Guidebook will give municipalities the knowledge, strategies and direction to develop a community specific biodiversity action plan.  Workshop attendees will have the opportunity […]

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