Climate Change

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University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN Index)

The ND-GAIN Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), summarizes a country’s vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges […]

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You’re Invited: Watershed 2014 Satellite Events

As you may already know, the POLIS Project is playing a lead role in organizing the upcoming forum Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia & Beyond—an event designed to support skills development and capacity-building for watershed groups, First Nations, and community watershed champions. Although registration for the event itself is already full, a number of partners […]

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Urban Climate Adaptation and Leadership: From Conceptual Understanding to Practical Action

The paper entitled “Urban Climate Adaptation and Leadership: From Conceptual Understanding to Practical Action” is part of a series of OECD Regional Development Working Group Papers. The full PDF is available  here Urban Climate Adaptation and Leadership.

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Melting polar ice causing changes to jet stream?

Global BC looks at how the wacky winter weather around the globe may be due to polar ice caps impacting the jet stream including comments from ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford. http://globalnews.ca/video/1083159/melting-polar-ice-causing-changes-to-jet-stream

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Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges and Adaptations

The Symposium will be held April 22-24, 2014 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Organized by the Canadian Climate Forum (www.climateforum.ca), the Symposium will examine the incidence and impact of severe weather, the challenges it raises – and how we can prepare for, or adapt to it, to minimize its often devastating effects. 2013 was a year of […]

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Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises

This report was released by the National Academies Press. The full PDF can be accessed here: Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises  

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Webinar: A Modernized Water Act & B.C.’s Expanding Natural Gas Sector

You are invited to the second webinar in POLIS’ 2013/2014 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. WHAT: Webinar–A Modernized Water Act & B.C.’s Expanding Natural Gas Sector DATE: Friday, December 13th, 2013 TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) WHO: Ben Parfitt (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives & POLIS Water Sustainability Project) […]

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Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia & Beyond

Join us at Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia and Beyond—an event designed to support skills development and capacity-building for watershed groups, First Nations, and community watershed champions. The website is now live at www.watersheds2014.ca, so please visit to register! WHEN: January 27th to 29th, 2014 WHERE: Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre, Duncan, British […]

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