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CFAX: Interview with Deborah Harford, ACT's Executive Director, on the Columbia River Treaty

CFAX: Interview with Deborah Harford, ACT’s Executive Director, on the Columbia River Treaty

Deborah Harford, executive director of ACT, discusses the upcoming opportunity to renegotiate the Columbia River Treaty in 2024 — one of the largest international trans-boundary water treaties in the world — coupled with a changing climate. Listen here: 20141125 CFAX interview ACT treaty.    

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Columbia treaty must consider climate change: OpEd in Times Colonist by Jon O’Riordan, ACT senior policy adviser

Columbia treaty must consider climate change: OpEd in Times Colonist by Jon O’Riordan, ACT senior policy adviser

The opportunity for renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty in 2024 — one of the largest international trans-boundary water treaties in the world — coupled with the prospect of a changing climate, requires Canada to consider the costs and benefits of climate-change adaptation in its forthcoming discussions with the U.S. Flood control and power generation were joint cornerstones of the treaty when it was signed in 1964. The […]

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Naomi Klein says this changes everything: CBC Feature

Naomi Klein says this changes everything: CBC Feature

Photo by Ed Kashi Listen An existential crisis for the human species, a clear and present danger to civilization, a death sentence for the planet, a weapon of mass destruction: these are just some of the phrases you will find in Naomi Klein‘s new book,This Changes Everything. The book is a wake-up call about the state of […]

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New Study Adds Up the Benefits of Climate-Smart Development in Lives, Jobs, and GDP

New Study Adds Up the Benefits of Climate-Smart Development in Lives, Jobs, and GDP

Bus rapid transit systems that shift commuters to faster public systems take cars off the road, create jobs, and reduce pollution that damages health and contributes to climate change. Photo credit: Sam Zimmerman/World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS With careful design, the same development projects that improve communities, save lives, and increase GDP can also fight climate change. […]

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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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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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THE GLOBAL ENERGY MARKET’S MOMENT OF TRUTH

THE GLOBAL ENERGY MARKET’S MOMENT OF TRUTH

If you want to know what addressing climate change will really be like for business and investors, then take a look at today’s electricity and energy markets. Driven by climate policy, technology development, business innovation, NGO campaigns and investment risk analysis, creative destruction is inflicting itself upon the sector with a vengeance – and the […]

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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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