Sea Level Rise

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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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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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Upcoming Webinars on Urban Resilience

Upcoming Webinars on Urban Resilience

Check out this series of webinars on urban resilience: EMI’s Institute of Urban Resilience (EMI-IUR) recently launched its Urban Resilience Webinar series where participants can learn from and interact real-time with world-renowned experts on the most pressing urban resilience and disaster risk management (DRM) topics today. The webinars provide a structured and comprehensive lecture on the […]

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Shivaji Competition: Creative Sea Level Rise Solutions

Shivaji Competition: Creative Sea Level Rise Solutions

Calling all artists, architects, scientists, engineers, animators, and other creatives: Shivaji Competition:  Islands, Deltas and Rising Seas Animated GIFs due on March 10, 2016 Shivaji2016.com Contact:  Glenn Weiss at ShivajiCompetition@gmail.com Rising Waters Confab II, April 25-May 26, 2016 In GIF format, the Shivaji Competition seeks actual and impossible ideas to maintain human habitation on islands and deltas doomed by […]

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Webinar: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk Assessment and Planning Approaches

Webinar: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk Assessment and Planning Approaches

Check out this upcoming webinar from Natural Resources Canada: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk Assessment and Planning Approaches on Canada’s Coasts Wed. Jan. 27th | 10:30am to 12:00pm PST This webinar will present the results of two projects, by the Capital Regional District and the City of Vancouver, both of which studied the impact of […]

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Workshops: Green Shores Training

Workshops: Green Shores Training

This month, check out an opportunity to learn more about the green shores approach to adaptation: The Stewardship Centre for BC and the University of Victoria Continuing Studies will be delivering new training workshops in January – February 2016 in Metro Vancouver, Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Powell River. Two levels of training will be offered: Level 1- an introduction to Green […]

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Webinar: Tools for Climate Change Adaptation in the Real Estate Sector

Webinar: Tools for Climate Change Adaptation in the Real Estate Sector

Check out this upcoming webinar offered by the Fraser Basin Council: Webinar: Tools for Climate Change Adaptation in the Real Estate Sector Wed. Feb 17th | 11:00am to 12:00pm PST Climate change impacts each stage of the real estate life-cycle. This webinar focuses on three stages in the real estate development process (land packaging, occupancy and renovations, […]

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Extreme warm temperatures in North Pole this week

Extreme warm temperatures in North Pole this week

According to The Atlantic, this week the North Pole has seen a storm which will brought its temperature up to 2 degrees Celsius. That’s as warm as it is today in Vancouver! “…later this week, something extraordinary will happen: Air temperatures at the Earth’s most northernly region, in the middle of winter, will rise above freezing […]

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