Extreme Weather

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(Jan-Mar) BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative Workshops

(Jan-Mar) BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative Workshops

The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative is hosting multiple workshops over the next two months that support adaptation and wildfire planning for agriculture across BC. The workshops are aimed at agricultural producers from all sectors, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local government representatives. Producers will gain vital knowledge to prepare themselves and […]

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(Jan 9) A Blue-Green Scottish Future

(Jan 9) A Blue-Green Scottish Future

To mainstream Blue-Green Infrastructure, Scotland has developed a capital fund for projects that enhance resilience to climatic extremes, restore nature, and educate the public on the benefits of nature-based solutions. The Green Infrastructure Fund aims to create 140 hectares or 15 major projects across Scotland by 2023. For more information on project eligibility see here.

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(Dec 2018) Cities Adapt to Extreme Weather

(Dec 2018) Cities Adapt to Extreme Weather

Cities Adapt to Extreme Weather: Celebrating Local Leadership is the third report published by the Institute For Catastrophic Loss Reduction in a series highlighting local governments across Canada that are taking steps toward preparing for the impacts of a changing climate. This report includes case studies of twenty communities that have developed comprehensive plans to reduce […]

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(Oct 29) Canada's Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

(Oct 29) Canada’s Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

At this year’s Annual National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) held in Vancouver on October 29th, Public Safety Canada unveiled a new online forum on GCcollab—a new Government of Canada website designed to increase collaboration between government and stakeholders. GCcollab is a professional collaboration platform that is open to all Canadians by invitation. The […]

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(Nov 23-30) Vancouver King Tide Photo Collection Campaign

(Nov 23-30) Vancouver King Tide Photo Collection Campaign

The City of Vancouver is looking for support from the community this King Tide season (November 23rd-30th), to help document the high water mark. King Tides are the highest tides of the year and with contributions from the community, we can help the City of Vancouver visualize what the shoreline might look like as sea […]

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(Nov 20) Understanding Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens Webinar

(Nov 20) Understanding Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens Webinar

In the context of the recent IPCC report, the launch of the Global Commission on Adaptation, the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, and the advent of the Canadian Centre for Climate Services, the federal government launched in the summer of 2018 a “Climate Lens” to apply to long- lived public infrastructure investments. […]

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(Nov 29) The Circular Economy—A Pathway to a Sustainable Organization

(Nov 29) The Circular Economy—A Pathway to a Sustainable Organization

How can your organization better understand and become part of the circular economy? How can you future-proof your organization and reduce your linear risks? Through case studies, guest speaker, simulations, exercises, instructor-led group discussion and personal reflection, this workshop will assist you in understanding how your organization can integrate circular economy practices such as product-as-a-service, sharing […]

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(April 2-4) Parksville 2019: Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

(April 2-4) Parksville 2019: Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

Join the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC in Parksville, BC at the city’s Community and Conference Centre (132 E. Jensen Avenue) for the Symposium on Water Stewardship in Changing Climate. The symposium will take place over three days, the first being a field day on April 2nd, followed by a 2-day symposium on April […]

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