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Globe 2014: Vancouver International Forum on Business and the Environment Vancouver Convention Centre, March 26 – 28, 2014

6 Days Left to Save $300. Register by March 4th! ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is moderating a session on Food and Water Security in a Changing World on March 27th. The 30 Day Countdown GLOBE 2014 launches in one month. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain access to the world’s greatest minds around the […]

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NAP’s Guide to Science Issues and the State of the Union

The 2014 State of the Union address focused on topics such as energy, climate change, education, and gun violence. National Academies Press annotated the complete text of the President’s State of the Union speech with relevant reports from the National Academies that provide authoritative, independent guidance on these issues. The full transcript of the President’s speech, […]

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PEIA Forum 2014 – Charting our Energy Future

On February 24th, the Pacific Energy Innovation Association is hosting the 2014 Energy Forum. The Energy Forum will take place at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver. The theme this year is “Charting our Energy Future – Balancing Economic Prosperity and Environmental Stewardship in BC and Canada”. Discussions will address the economic, environmental and political factors that […]

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Webinar: A Modernized Water Act & B.C.’s Expanding Natural Gas Sector

You are invited to the second webinar in POLIS’ 2013/2014 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. WHAT: Webinar–A Modernized Water Act & B.C.’s Expanding Natural Gas Sector DATE: Friday, December 13th, 2013 TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) WHO: Ben Parfitt (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives & POLIS Water Sustainability Project) […]

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New Stern report warns of "carbon bubble"; world economy at risk

New Stern report warns of “carbon bubble”; world economy at risk

British economist Nicholas Stern has released a new report in collaboration with the thinktank Carbon Tracker, supported by organisations including HSBC, Citi, Standard and Poor’s and the International Energy Agency, detailing the possibility of a “carbon bubble”. Major developed countries are basing the value of their assets on their reserves of oil, gas and coal, […]

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Canada's Contribution to Adaptation/Mitigation Fund Should Reflect Emissions

Canada’s Contribution to Adaptation/Mitigation Fund Should Reflect Emissions

Environmentalists are calling for Canada’s contribution to a fund, designed to allow developed countries to help developing nations address mitigation and adaptation needs, to proportionally match its per capita emissions, says an article in Embassy magazine. The Green Climate Fund, one of the commitments under the Copenhagen Accord of 2009, was adopted under the Cancun […]

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Irreversible Climate Change Within 5 Years - IEA

Irreversible Climate Change Within 5 Years – IEA

The International Energy Agency warned on November 9th (see this article by the UK’s Guardian) that we face the prospect of irreversible climate change within five years if we do not immediately stop building fossil fuel dependency into our infrastructure. “The door is closing,” Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, said. “I […]

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Northern Developments: Oil vs. Conservation

Northern Developments: Oil vs. Conservation

Today’s New York Times web site features a slideshow that highlights an emerging dilemma in Point Hope. Alaska. Climate change is melting permafrost and creating access to the enormous reserves of oil that lie under the ice cap. 13% of the world’s oil is stored in this pristine area. Not to mention minerals and precious […]

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