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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Webinar: Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation in Mining

The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is offering the following upcoming webinar: An Assessment of the Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation in Mining Thursday, December 15th 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET A changing climate presents physical risks to mine infrastructure as mines are often located in challenging geographies that […]

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Event: Comparing Household GHG Emissions Across Canadian Cities

Event: Comparing Household GHG Emissions Across Canadian Cities

Thursday November 23rd 12:00 – 1:00 pm BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS Building, 2260 West Mall, UBC How does the City of Vancouver’s household greenhouse gas emissions compare to those in other cities across Canada? Does our greenest city out-perform other metropolitan areas, or not? What accounts for differences amongst cities’ household emission? Which cities perform […]

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Job Opportunity: Post Doctoral Fellow- Climate Change Mitigation Economist

The UBC Faculty of Forestry has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow with training and experience in economics and policy analysis. The position is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, with co-supervision in the Liu Institute for Global Issues of the University of British Columbia. […]

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Ministerial Panel Report on Trans Mountain Expansion

Ministerial Panel Report on Trans Mountain Expansion

On November 3rd, the Ministerial Panel for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project released its final report to the public. This report represents the culmination of months of public hearings on the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion project and what Canadians felt was missed in the National Energy Board (NEB) review. Three key experts led the panel in […]

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Three-Webinar Series: Restoring the Carbon Budget

Arizona State University to Host a Three Webinar Series on “Restoring the Carbon Budget” December 15th 2016 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST The capacity of the Earth’s atmosphere to safely hold excess carbon without too much warming is  limited. The situation is growing more urgent. Even after the December 2015 Climate Conference in Paris, the […]

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David Suzuki Foundation Climate Fellowships

Calling on scholars for climate solutions Are you a scholar who can help lead Canada to a low-carbon future? Do you know someone who is? If so, here’s an exciting opportunity: David Suzuki Fellowships. This new program will invest in leaders with the potential to follow in David Suzuki’s footsteps — bringing important new thinking to […]

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PICS District Energy + Water Academy 2016

PICS at UBC has partnered with Ecodistrict on its inaugural District Energy + Water Academy.  Throughout North America, cities, college-, corporate- and university campuses, sports stadiums and commercial districts have the potential to realize enormous benefits through utility-scale energy and water innovation. Such innovation can improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, offer fuel flexibility, enhance […]

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