Climate Change

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First Announcement: APEC Climate Symposium 2014

The APEC Climate Center is delighted to present the First Announcement for the APEC Climate Symposium 2014, which can be accessed at http://www.apcc21.org/eng/acts/prosym/ann/japcc020101.jsp. This document provides more information about the theme, goals, and program of the event. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Managing climate extremes and hydrologic disasters: Scientific prediction and emergency preparedness”. Where: Nanjing, […]

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‘Good planets are hard to find’

‘Good planets are hard to find’

Dr. James Orbinsky views climate change here, now, as a huge threat to human well-being. “The science is unequivocal, but we don’t even need scientists to tell us our weather is changing,” he says. Photo credit: LUCAS OLENIUK / TORONTO STAR The following is an edited interview by Ken Dryden, published in The Star, with Dr. James Orbinski, former […]

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Climate change: Implications for employment

Key findings from the intergovernmental panel on climate change fifth assessment report Publication date: 2014 Number of pages: 20 Author(s): Mike Scott, freelance journalist The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the most comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate. It provides the scientific fact base that will be used around […]

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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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