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(June 15) Webinar: Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities

(June 15) Webinar: Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and Engineers Canada are hosting the Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities webinar June 15th 9:00am -10:30am PDT.   Communities are approaching, at an increasing pace, the end-of-life of many critical assets that were built over the past 60 years. With more money flowing to maintaining and replacing aging assets, it no […]

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(June 15) Reducing carbon emissions through innovative urban planning with Alex Boston & Michelle Molnar

(June 15) Reducing carbon emissions through innovative urban planning with Alex Boston & Michelle Molnar

David Suzuki Foundation is hosting an important workshop on new opportunities to mitigate climate change through innovative urban land-use planning by Alex Boston (Executive Director of Renewable Cities) and Michelle Molnar (Ecological Economist, David Suzuki Foundation). Adopting leading land-use practices that Alex and Michelle will speak to, can help address housing affordability, congestion, maximizing carbon […]

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Metro Vancouver Climate 2050 – Public Dialogues

Metro Vancouver Climate 2050 – Public Dialogues

The Metro Vancouver Board has committed to pursue a regional target of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2007 levels by 2050. In alignment with this target, Metro Vancouver is developing a Climate 2050 Strategic Plan with a vision to ensure our infrastructure, ecosystems, and communities are resilient to the impacts of climate change. […]

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(June 12) Webinar: Climate Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure Project

(June 12) Webinar: Climate Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure Project

Climate Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure Project Tuesday, June 12, 2018; 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Canada’s climate is changing, and climate model projections suggest that greenhouse gas emissions will influence the climate for decades. Canada’s buildings and public infrastructure systems (bridges, roads, water and wastewater systems, transit, etc.) are designed based on historic data, […]

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Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities: The Climate Lens

Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities: The Climate Lens

The Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, has publicly launched The Climate Lens today as part of the Investing in Canada plan. The Climate Lens will help infrastructure owners design better, climate-smart projects. It will do so through (1) assessing opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and (2) identifying when and how investments should […]

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Webinar (May 28th): Getting Ready for Climate Change in Thunder Bay

Webinar (May 28th): Getting Ready for Climate Change in Thunder Bay

Date: May 28, 2018 Time: 10:00am-11:00am EDT* Presenter: Amy Coomes (Climate Adaptation Coordinator for EarthCare Thunder Bay) Cost: Free This webinar will present information on the City of Thunder Bay’s Climate Adaptation Strategy and the new climate change website aimed at connecting information, actions, and stories to inspire climate engagement in the Thunder Bay region. […]

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ACT Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience - The Benefits of Integrated Climate Action

ACT Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience – The Benefits of Integrated Climate Action

ACT hosted an exciting webinar featuring our work on Low Carbon Resilience. Low Carbon Resilience is focused on integrating climate change strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts (adaptation). We currently have a window of opportunity to plan implementation of low carbon resilience via coordinated actions, policies, pricing […]

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Briefing Paper: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in Canada's Energy Sector

Briefing Paper: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in Canada’s Energy Sector

ACT has released a briefing paper on the benefits to be gained from combining adaptation and mitigation actions in the Canadian energy sector. Canada has committed to the rapid implementation of climate change commitments that will reduce carbon emissions (i.e. mitigation), reduce the nation’s vulnerability to environmental impacts (i.e. adaptation), and build a new “green” […]

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