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Canada Is Warming At Twice The Global Average And We Still Don't Have A National Plan

Canada Is Warming At Twice The Global Average And We Still Don’t Have A National Plan

  Canada has been warming at roughly double the global average over the last six decades, setting the stage for dramatic changes to the economy, environment and our very way of life. But government and business have been slow to react and Canada still has no national plan to address climate change. That’s the message […]

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Missed a session at GLOBE 2014? Check out the video’s online

Missed a session at GLOBE 2014? Check out the following session recordings now available on our website: Opening Plenary: Embracing a Global Greener Economy Creating Chemistry for a Sustainable Future Clean Energy Trends: What’s Driving the Industry Forward? Climate Action: Delay is Not an Option Innovation and the Clean Technology Future Next Generation Cities:  Smarter, […]

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Want to Change the World? Read This First

Want to Change the World? Read This First

  One key take-away message from this post carbon institute article by Richard Heinberg is: “Only ideas, demonstration projects, and policy proposals that fit our emerging infrastructure will have genuine usefulness or staying power. How can you know if your idea fits the emerging infrastructure? There’s no hard and fast rule, but your idea stands a good […]

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Avoiding Collapse: An agenda for sustainable degrowth and relocalizing the economy

Avoiding Collapse: An agenda for sustainable degrowth and relocalizing the economy

In this thoughtful paper, UBC Professor Emeritus William Rees, the originator of “ecological footprint analysis”, explores the interconnections between the ecological and social crises we face, and then offers up an inventory of policy solutions to address them. While radical by today’s context, his proposals seek to break through the layers of denial that mark […]

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Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation

Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation is a 2014 update to the 2008 science assessment report, From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate.  During this time period, our understanding of climate change impacts and adaptation in Canada has increased, both as a result of new research and through practical experience.  Led […]

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WEBINAR on key findings from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: now available online

Dr. Stewart J. Cohen, Senior Researcher, Climate Research Division, Environment Canada, presented key findings from the Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. This webinar is now available online. This webinar was delivered jointly by ICLEI Canada and the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. The […]

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Farmers Insurance Drops Climate Change Lawsuits Against Chicago-Area Cities

Farmers Insurance Drops Climate Change Lawsuits Against Chicago-Area Cities

Who should pay for the impacts of climate change? This conundrum was at the center of nine class action lawsuits filed by Farmers Insurance in April against dozens of cities in the Chicago area for failing to prepare for the floods that hit Illinois last spring. The insurance company argued that local governments should have […]

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ICLEI IN SESSION WEBINAR – JUNE 17 AT 1:30PM REGISTER NOW!

Tuesday June 17th, 2014 from 1:30pm-2:30pm EDT Key Findings of the Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Presenter: Dr. Stewart J. Cohen, Senior Researcher, Climate Research Division, Environment Canada This webinar is being delivered jointly by ICLEI Canada and the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at […]

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