Climate Change

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Deep Decarbonization Pathways

The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) is a collaborative initiative to understand and show how individual countries can transition to a low-carbon economy and how the world can meet the internationally agreed target of limiting the increase in global mean surface temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius (°C). Achieving the 2°C limit will require […]

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Insurers zero in on flood-prone areas

Insurers zero in on flood-prone areas

CBC reports on a new tool to help municipalities set priorities in spending on stormwater sewers After a year in which it paid nearly $1 billion in claims in Ontario and $1.7 billion in Alberta because of natural disasters, the insurance industry is testing out a new tool that will help identify where municipalities might direct […]

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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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Our Comment in Nature calling for oil sands moratorium

Our Comment in Nature calling for oil sands moratorium

National Geographic: Photograph by Peter Essick On June 25th, Mark Jaccard wrote the following on his blog: Here is the press release for our Nature paper, released June 25, calling for a moratorium on oil sands expansion. This means no loss of current jobs in the oil sands. But it does mean a return to sanity from this selfish […]

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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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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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PCIC Employment Opportunity: Administrative Assistant – 1 year term

PCIC is seeking to hire an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant works closely with the Director, the Lead for Planning & Operations and the Webmaster/Editor to facilitate a multi-disciplinary team of scientists to carry out an applied scientific program focused on providing regional climate services to stakeholders. The position is central to the functioning of […]

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Global refugee figure passes 50m for first time since second world war

Global refugee figure passes 50m for first time since second world war

Children in the Domiz refugee camp in Iraq. Photo: Courtesy of  UNHCR   The number of people forced to flee their homes across the world has exceeded 50 million for the first time since the second world war, an exponential rise that is stretching host countries and aid organisations to breaking point, according to figures […]

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