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INVESTABLE CITY: 2015 Canadian Urban Forum - October 8th, Toronto

INVESTABLE CITY: 2015 Canadian Urban Forum – October 8th, Toronto

Sustainable Prosperity invites you to attend an event presented by the Canadian Urban Institute and ReNew Canada. Thursday, October 8, 2015 Canadian Urban Forum 8AM – 5PM (Cocktail Reception to follow) CUI Brownie Awards Gala & Dinner 6PM – 8:30PM Daniels Spectrum, Toronto Highlights Opening Plenary: Canada’s Opportunity to Create INVE$TABLE CITIES, The Hon. Glen Murray, MPP, […]

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Livable Cities Forum: ACT ED To Present on Financing Adaptation

Livable Cities Forum: ACT ED To Present on Financing Adaptation

ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford will be speaking at the Livable Cities Forum, September 28-30 in Calgary. Deborah’s panel session focuses on the economics of resilience. Implementing flood protection measures can be costly, particularly where it is being retrofitted into existing development. Uncertainty surrounding the economics of resiliency, for example the cost-benefit or the return […]

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Valuing Ecosystem Goods and Services in the Columbia River Basin

VALUING ECOSYSTEM GOODS AND SERVICES IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN

When decision makers undervalue the benefits we derive from nature, they underestimate the full costs to society of converting natural resources to uses that destroy or degrade natural capital. Recognition of the benefits of ecosystem goods and services (EGS) by policy makers is therefore an important step in formulating effective natural resources policy that is […]

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Is the Local Economy the Solution to a Post-Capitalist World?

Is the Local Economy the Solution to a Post-Capitalist World?

In his new book, The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative Self-Financing “Pollinator” Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity (Chelsea Green, June 2015), Shuman debunks many of the myths around economic development—that tax breaks for wealthy corporations are beneficial for all, that only big businesses create jobs, that consumers only care about price, and that social enterprises can’t be […]

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Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments

Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments

Local governments in Canada are on the front lines of climate change impacts, but the cost of adapting infrastructure to flooding and other climate-driven challenges is a barrier to implementation. This report, developed by ACT through a project supported by Natural Resources Canada under the program of the Economics Working Group of Canada’s Adaptation Platform, the […]

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New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

A new documentary released on 11 December 2014 highlights the growing recognition of the need for adaptation to climate change around the world, as recognized by governments at this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Lima. The 20 minute documentary “Adapting to a changing climate” introduces viewers to the topic of climate change adaptation by […]

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PICS CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SFU UBC LECTURE SERIES – Adapting to Climate Change: Global Knowledge, Local Action

PICS CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SFU UBC LECTURE SERIES When: September 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: UBC Robson Square, Room C180, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver Register: climatechangeadaptation.eventbrite.ca Live Web Stream: pics.uvic.ca/events/live-webcast Join moderator Tim Takaro, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU, and speakers Stewart Cohen, Environment Canada, Lori Daniels, Faculty of Forestry, UBC and Jonathan O’Riordan, former […]

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Climate Adaptation: Advice for cities in the South

Climate Adaptation: Advice for cities in the South

Cities in developing countries with quality health, housing and water drainage systems, can more easily adapt to a changing climate, says the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. David Satterthwaite, a leading expert on human settlements and one of the two coordinating lead authors of the urban chapter in the IPCC report, told […]

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