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$1M grant awarded to engage Alberta citizens in climate change dialogue

How can collective deliberation by citizens lead to wise and timely action on climate change, including by municipal and provincial governments? Alberta will be a testing ground for this question over the next five years. An international team of scholars, NGOs, businesses, and governments will be addressing it, supported by $1 million in funding from […]

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PICS Seminar Series – February 17, 2010

Co-hosted by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), the Pacific Climate Seminar Series was launched in September 2009. Seminars take place every third Wednesday of the month from 2 – 3 pm. The February 2010 seminar will be presented by members of the BC Climate Action Secretariat […]

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IPCC Newsletter – Issue 1 Released

The first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) newsletter of 2010 has been released. Download the pdf here.

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‘Climate Emails Hacked by Spies’ reports The Independent

“A highly sophisticated hacking operation that led to the leaking of hundreds of emails from the Climatic Research Unit in East Anglia was probably carried out by a foreign intelligence agency, according to the Government’s former chief scientist,” reports Steve Connor, Science Editor for the The Independent. In an article published by today, Connor speaks […]

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International Research Institute for Climate and Society hosts 2-week Climate Information for Public Health workshop

International Research Institute for Climate and Society hosts 2-week Climate Information for Public Health workshop

The International Research Institute for Climate and Society is hosting a 2-week Climate Information for Public Health workshop, May 17 – 28, 2010. The two-week training course “offers public health decision makers and their partners the opportunity to learn practical methods for integrating climate knowledge into decision making processes through expert lectures, special seminars, focused […]

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ACT board member Dr. Stewart Cohen launches new book: Climate Change in the 21st Century

ACT advisory board member Dr. Stewart Cohen will be launching his new book Climate Change in the 21st Century, at the UBC Point Grey Campus at 12:25pm, Friday January 22nd. Authored by Dr. Cohen, with Melissa W. Waddell, this recent work brings together the scientific and the social to offer a comprehensive introduction to one […]

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Op-Ed: Copenhagen Was Just a Sideshow

Dr. Mark Jacquard from Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management has underscored the urgent need for adaptation to the impacts of climate change. In his op-ed published in the Ottawa Citizen December 23, Dr. Jacquard addresses the events at the recent talks in Copenhagen, and comments on difficulties agreeing on emissions-reductions targets […]

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Canada – the “Colossal Fossil”

Oh, Canada. What’s going on? We’ve been bestowed with the ‘honour’ of environmental groups’ most dubious award – the “Colossal Fossil” at Copenhagen 2009. The groups say Canada’s target for reducing its greenhouse gases is “among the worst in the industrialized world” and its plan to reach its goal is “so weak that it would […]

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