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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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The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

Sixth in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. Imagine an entire nation, deciding on a date to emigrate en masse for their very survival. Now imagine that date is rapidly approaching. The timeline for mass exodus from the island nation of Kiribati is 2020 […]

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Ideafest Seminar: Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for BC

Ideafest Seminar: Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for BC

The University of Victoria’s sixth Ideafest will be held between March 7th and 12th, showcasing the work of some of Canada’s best researchers. As a part of this event, PCIC and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) are presenting a panel discussion on hydro-climatic change in BC. Titled, Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for BC, the discussion […]

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Top 5 Actions for a National Climate Plan

Top 5 Actions for a National Climate Plan

On March 3rd, First Ministers will be meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Vancouver to lay the groundwork for a National Climate Plan. The Council of Canadians’ Energy & Climate Justice Campaigner proposes the following 5 priorities for such a plan: Freeze fossil fuel expansion and related infrastructure A clean plan towards a 100% […]

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Bob Sandford's New Book, "Storm Warning"

Bob Sandford’s New Book, “Storm Warning”

Bob Sandford, ACT’s water policy adviser and also co-author of our latest book, has a new book of his own. “Storm Warning: Water and Climate Security in a Changing World” highlights what the effects of climate change will be on water systems. The book is featured in a new article from The Georgia Straight: Written […]

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