Climate Change

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Canadian economy will lose billions to climate change: report

Canadian economy will lose billions to climate change: report

By 2050, as much as $43 billion could be sapped from the Canadian economy because of natural disasters. A road crew foreman surveys the washed-out lanes of northbound MacLeod Trail in Calgary, Alta., Monday, June 24, 2013. Heavy rains caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuations across Southern Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh By: Kim Nursall Staff […]

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IN SESSION WEBINAR – JUNE 17 – Key Findings of the Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

Tuesday June 17th, 2014 from 1:30pm-2:30pm EDT Presenter: Dr. Stewart J. Cohen, Senior Researcher, Climate Research Division, Environment Canada This webinar is being delivered jointly by ICLEI Canada and the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report consists of four volumes, one of which is the Working […]

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Should water managers put their head in the sand about climate change, or not?

West Coast Environmental Law Blog, October, 2013   Recently the BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) posted a video of a short talk that West Coast Staff Lawyer, Deborah Carlson, gave last June to their Climate Change Committee.  The talk, which is intended to be a first video resource for the planners and engineers that are members of the BCWWA, […]

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"Global Warming" or "Climate Change": Does it make a difference?

“Global Warming” or “Climate Change”: Does it make a difference?

In January 2014, George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication conducted a nationally representative experimental study and found that the terms global warming and climate change often mean different things to Americans. The two terms activate different sets of beliefs, feelings, and behaviors, as well as different degrees of urgency about the need to respond. We found that the term global warming is […]

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CBC national radio debate on Green Growth Tonight – May 27 @ 9 PM on “Ideas”

Join 500,000 Canadians tonight (May 27) for a national radio debate on Green Growth, on CBC’s “Ideas” program at 9 PM.  See below for more details. The show features a live debate that took place at a major conference in Ottawa last month on Big Ideas for Sustainable Prosperity – Policy Innovation for Greening Growth, which brought together some of the world’s biggest […]

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Feedback Invited on New Land Use Guidelines to Address Sea Level Rise

New guidelines for land use development in areas affected by sea level rise are under consideration by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Local Governments are invited to provide comments by early August.  Read More  

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North Coast Draft Plan for Input

North Coast Draft Plan for Input

North Coast Draft Marine Plan Released The North Coast – Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society and the Province of British Columbia would appreciate your feedback on the North Coast draft Marine Plan during the public review period, which runs April 29 – June 3, 2014. Download the North Coast draft Marine Plan Download a summary of the North […]

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#BoldAction: The Moral Call for Climate Justice Tuesday, June 10th. 7-9pm

Tuesday, June 10th. 7-9pm. Christ Church Cathedral,  690 Burrard Street Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver On Facebook at: www.facebook.com/events/1397855707163546 Tickets (free and by donation) at: boldaction.eventbrite.ca Featuring: Reverend Lennox Yearwood gets that climate change and poverty, race and culture, democracy and corporate power, are all connected. He knows that it is a moral challenge, and he preaches the need for […]

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