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7th Annual National Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction

7th Annual National Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction

Canada’s Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be hosting the Seventh Annual National Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction in Montréal, Quebec on November 21 – 22, 2016. This year’s theme for the Roundtable, Understanding Disaster Risks, encourages participants to engage in dialogue related to the first four priorities for action under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk […]

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Toronto: Fifth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

Toronto: Fifth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

Are you around Toronto next month, or know friends who will be? Let them know about the Fifth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, which will be held in Toronto October 15-16. The Fifth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation 2016 (CCA 2016) will take place under the theme, ‘Challenges and Issues in Adaptation’. The event […]

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Hazard Change Caused by Climate Change: Report Online

Hazard Change Caused by Climate Change: Report Online

On February 22, 2016, the Centre for Natural Hazard Research, in cooperation with Simon Fraser University’s ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team) and Natural Resources Canada, hosted a one-day workshop to initiate and stimulate a national discussion about weather-caused and weather-triggered hazards that are changing in a warming world. A report of this workshop is […]

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LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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Fraser Basin Council Report Released: BC Floods Risky, Costly

Fraser Basin Council Report Released: BC Floods Risky, Costly

The Fraser Basin Council released their report on flood risk in British Columbia, including their assessment of the state of the province’s diking system. From CTV News: “The Fraser Basin Council says a major flood along the coast or the Fraser River could be the most costly natural disaster in Canadian history, with potential losses of […]

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Alberta Government Considering Climate Change in Emergency Preparedness

Alberta Government Considering Climate Change in Emergency Preparedness

In a new business plan for Alberta’s Municipal Affairs Ministry, climate change is discussed as a factor threatening more extreme weather and emergency events. It’s good to see the province take steps to improve their emergency preparedness based on climate science. From The Calgary Herald: “The 2016-19 business plan for the Municipal Affairs Ministry, released with […]

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'This Changes Everything' Screening May 10

‘This Changes Everything’ Screening May 10

Free screening of the documentary ‘This Changes Everything’: Tuesday May 10th Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 W Georgia St 6 pm Panel discussion to follow.

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Workshop: Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development

Workshop: Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development

This upcoming Engineers Canada workshop focuses on an important aspect of adaptation: ensuring infrastructure is resilient.     Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development Monday April 11th Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON This full-day workshop will cover background and use of Engineers Canada’s PIEVC tool that systematically assesses risks of current and future climate on public […]

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