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Insurers' risk management skills should be embraced by governments

Insurers’ risk management skills should be embraced by governments

Last week, a global coalition of insurance companies urged governments to partner up and implement policy and financial frameworks that will allow insurers to help reduce the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities, particularly in developing economies. At present, many governments have still not implemented actionable policies for disaster risk reduction. Such policies could […]

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If there was any doubt about the need to prepare for extremes, Maclean’s is adding to the conversation

If there was any doubt about the need to prepare for extremes, Maclean’s is adding to the conversation

When a topic like ‘extreme weather’ gets front-page coverage on Canada’s leading current affairs magazine, you can bet that policy-makers are listening. On August 30, 2010, Maclean’s ran a cover story on extreme weather events – an undeniable reality-check that every country, community, and industry is in need of ways to adapt to the extreme […]

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Job Posting – Fraser Basin Council. Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Air Quality Program

Job Posting – Fraser Basin Council Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Air Quality Program Location: Prince George or Vancouver, BC The Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Air Quality Program will coordinate the BC Community Adaptation initiative, which assists local governments and First Nations access climate change adaptation tools, information and expertise. BC communities participating in […]

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PICS Presents: New Approaches to Mobilizing Climate Action – June 8, 2010

PICS Presents: New Approaches to Mobilizing Climate Action Tuesday June 8, 2010 7pm – 9pm Bob Wright Centre Room B150 University of Victoria Explore climate change issues through a new lens. This event will include skits by Spilt Milk Comedy Theater, presentations by local experts on the following themes, and an audience question period: – […]

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Position Opening: Program Officer Alaska & BC, Wilburforce Foundation

About the Foundation: Wilburforce Foundation protects wildlife habitat in Western North America by actively supporting organizations and leaders advancing conservation solutions. We are a private, philanthropic foundation that supports efforts to create a network of protected core reserves, corridors and buffer zones across Western North America that will support ecologically effective landscapes and viable wildlife […]

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PICS Seminar May 31st: Is it possible to decouple economic wealth from carbon dioxide emission rates?

PICS Seminar May 31st: Is it possible to decouple economic wealth from carbon dioxide emission rates?

Presented by: Dr. Tim Garrett, University of Utah Date & Time: Monday, May 31 2010| 10:30 am – 11:30 am Location: Social Sciences & Mathematics Bldg. Room A110, University of Victoria Live Web Stream: http://www.pics.uvic.ca/broadcast.php Where does money get its value? What physically is economic value? For climate studies, this is a highly relevant question. […]

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ICLEI Canada Seeking Expressions of Interest on Adaptation Initiative

ICLEI Canada is seeking interested communities for a new adaptation initiative starting in Fall 2010.  More information can be found in the Expression of Interest here.  Also contact ICLEI for more details and information. Take a look at the ICLEI Canada website here.

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Job Posting: Senior Program Officer, Agriculture and Food Security

Senior Program Officer, Agriculture and Food Security Position #: 822 Location: Ottawa, Canada Salary Range (CAD): $83,685 – $100,825 Duration: Indeterminate Closing Date: 16/05/10 Description Job Overview The Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) program supports research to increase production and incomes from small-scale farming, while contributing food to rural and urban consumers. The Canadian International […]

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