Climate Change

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Webinar: Observations of Climate-Related Impacts to High Latitude and Elevation Forests

Observations of Climate-Related Impacts to High Latitude and Elevation Forests (Northwest Territories and Rocky Mountain National Parks) Thursday, January 19th 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Presenter: Roger Brett (Forest Health Supervising Technician, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre) There is an ongoing warming trend occurring in Canada and historic climate records indicate […]

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Call for Papers and Posters: 2017 BCSLA Annual Conference

Call for Papers and Posters: 2017 BCSLA Annual Conference

2017 BCSLA Annual Conference – Call for Papers and Posters Whatever the weather: Resilient responses to Climate Change March 30 – April 2, 2017 Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna BC This Call for Abstracts is open to all British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) Members and allies. University students in studies related to the conference […]

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New Book: ‘Cities Adapt to Extreme Heat: Celebrating Local Leadership’

New Book: ‘Cities Adapt to Extreme Heat: Celebrating Local Leadership’

Local governments are taking action now to address the increasing risk to Canadians from extreme heat events that will only become more common and severe in the years ahead as a result of a warming climate. Cities adapt to extreme heat: Celebrating local leadership, written by seven experts from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction […]

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Job Opportunity: City of Toronto Chief Resilience Officer

Job Opportunity: City of Toronto Chief Resilience Officer

Toronto is hiring a Chief Resilience Officer. Lead the comprehensive assessment of current policy, planning and resilience activities, creating a compelling vision for Toronto’s Resilience Strategy to drive engagement, understanding and commitment across all relevant community sectors. Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of […]

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Webinar: Winter Road Maintenance in a Changing Climate

Next in the Fraser Basin Council’s ReTooling for Climate Change webinar series: Winter Road Maintenance in a Changing Climate Thursday, January 19th 2017 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST For many Canadian communities winter weather is a matter of high concern as considerable resources are devoted to snow and ice control. There have been concerns […]

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Webinar: Green Resilience: Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies

Webinar: Green Resilience: Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies

If you are a member of the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP), register now for this upcoming webinar: Green Resilience: Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies Wednesday, December 21st 3:00 – 4:30 pm CST Climate change mitigation and adaptation planning are typically treated as separate efforts. Yet there are measures that yield both climate change […]

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Adaptation essay contest: $3500 prize

Adaptation essay contest: $3500 prize

For the summer 2017 issue, Creative Nonfiction magazine is seeking submissions for a special issue devoted to the theme of “adaptation”—original essays illuminating the ways in which the need to keep up with a rapidly-changing world drives the work of scientists, designers, thinkers, innovators, farmers, soldiers, medical professionals, teachers, and others and affects the lives […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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