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Pipelines or Paris? Trudeau and the premiers must choose

Pipelines or Paris? Trudeau and the premiers must choose

Yesterday, the country received news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the first ministers had agreed to make a national climate plan. However, a much-critiqued piece of Trudeau’s vision is his assertion that pipelines need to be part of the transition to clean energy. From Ricochet: “Trudeau and the Liberals remain committed to the expansion of […]

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Public Talk: Climate Change and YOU - Making 1.5 a Reality

Public Talk: Climate Change and YOU – Making 1.5 a Reality

Public Talk: Climate Change and YOU – Making 1.5 a Reality, a panel presentation by Simon Donner, UBC; Kirsten Zickfeld and Mark Jaccard, SFU The Canadian government stunned many at the Paris Climate Change Conference in December when they supported a 1.5 degree ceiling on climate warming.  Where did this number come from? What would […]

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Building a Strong BC Climate Leadership Plan: Your Chance to Contribute

Building a Strong BC Climate Leadership Plan: Your Chance to Contribute

When: Tuesday March 8, 2016 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm Where: Asia Pacific Hall, Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West, Hastings Street, Vancouver , BC Live Webcast Have you had your say yet on BC’s future climate action? There are a few weeks left for British Columbians to make submissions on the BC government’s next Climate Leadership […]

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Energy Futures Lab: The Newtonian Shift @ GLOBE

Energy Futures Lab: The Newtonian Shift @ GLOBE

Energy Futures Lab: The Newtonian Shift is a facilitated role-playing simulation that allows players to experience decades of energy transition in one day. Participants explore future energy shifts while representing a diverse set of viewpoints: energy producer, private customer, large energy consumer, First Nations, suppliers, grid operator, investors, and government. When registering, please select ONE of […]

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Top 5 Actions for a National Climate Plan

Top 5 Actions for a National Climate Plan

On March 3rd, First Ministers will be meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Vancouver to lay the groundwork for a National Climate Plan. The Council of Canadians’ Energy & Climate Justice Campaigner proposes the following 5 priorities for such a plan: Freeze fossil fuel expansion and related infrastructure A clean plan towards a 100% […]

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Two Adaptation and Climate Job Opportunities

Two Adaptation and Climate Job Opportunities

Check out these two exciting job opportunities: Capital Regional District (Victoria): Climate Action Program Coordinator Auxiliary, approximately 1 year Deadline: February 26th Reporting to the Senior Manager, Environmental Protection, the incumbent will take a leadership role in coordinating a climate action service within the CRD.  Using strong strategic and analytical thinking skills, excellent interpersonal, communication […]

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Fiji Becomes First Country to Ratify Paris Agreement

Fiji Becomes First Country to Ratify Paris Agreement

Fiji has become the first country in the world to formally approve the UN climate deal agreed by 195 nations in Paris in December. From The Guardian:  “The island nation’s parliament unanimously agreed to ratify the Paris agreement on Friday, according to local news reports. “The motion was proposed by the country’s attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum. […]

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Federal Government Announces 20 New Municipal Green Grants and Loans

Federal Government Announces 20 New Municipal Green Grants and Loans

Yesterday, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced that the federal government is promising new funding for environmental projects with municipal grants and loans to 20 cities and towns across the country. From CBC:  The Liberal minister said the $31.5-million in federal money will help communities improve local standards for air, water and soil quality. “I will help […]

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