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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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Climate change courses for civil servants – BC sets another first

Climate change courses for civil servants – BC sets another first

The following is a joint media release from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and the BC Minister of Environment Terry Lake about today’s launch of the Climate Insights 101 online short courses series on climate change available at www.pics.uvic.ca.  PDF media release The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) has today announced the […]

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Deborah Harford among speakers at BC Hydro Power Smart Forum. Early bird reg now open

Deborah Harford among speakers at BC Hydro Power Smart Forum. Early bird reg now open

Early-bird registration is now open for the BC Hydro Power Smart Forum, BC’s leading energy conservation conference.       ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is among the impressive line-up of speakers and industry experts scheduled to present and interact at the Power Smart Forum, scheduled for October 17-19, 2011 in Vancouver, BC. With three-days […]

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UNEP releases Short-Lived Climate Forcers (SLCF) report

UNEP releases Short-Lived Climate Forcers (SLCF) report

Methane, black carbon, tropospheric ozone growing climate change threats; Clean Air Task Force advocates for SLCF mitigation strategies to complement CO2 reductions On Tuesday, June 14 the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released the full text of its long-awaited report: “The Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone,” following the distribution in February of […]

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ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford to speak at BC’s 2011 Power Smart Forum

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford to speak at BC’s 2011 Power Smart Forum

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is among the first panel members announced for the 2011 Power Smart Forum, scheduled for October 17-19, 2011 in Vancouver, BC. Attracting delegates, speakers and industry experts from across North America, the Power Smart Forum is BC’s leading energy conservation conference. A record number of 1,370 delegates enjoyed three information-packed days […]

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ACT's third report - Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy - released

ACT’s third report – Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy – released

ACT has released its third major report – Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy – authored by former VP Sustainability for BC Hydro and former Chair of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities, Bruce Sampson; co-authored by Linsay Martens, a senior graduate of SFU’s School of Public Policy. The report calls for a […]

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