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(Nov 28) Public Sector Accounting Board Opportunity to Comment

(Nov 28) Public Sector Accounting Board Opportunity to Comment

The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) creates the Handbook that is the source of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) used to prepare public sector financial statements in Canada. The current Handbook limits what can be reported by excluding natural assets from recognition as Tangible Capital Assets in the standards. There is currently a very important […]

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(Sept 17) Carbon Pricing 2.0: lessons from California and BC

(Sept 17) Carbon Pricing 2.0: lessons from California and BC

              Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions will be hosting a panel discussion (September 17th) with experts from California and British Columbia on policy issues and lesson learned from over a decade of experience with carbon emission reduction policies. Join the panel of experts from California and BC as they […]

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C40 Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment Tool

C40 Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment Tool

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation recently launched a new online tool that will help cities understand the relationship between mitigation measures, which reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and adaptation measures, which reduce climate risk. Based on cities’ experiences and designed for cities, this is the first tool available that will help policy-makers systemically […]

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Adaptation Futures 2018: Plenary Videos

Adaptation Futures 2018: Plenary Videos

The full-length videos of the 3 plenaries from the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference are now available online. Adaptation Futures 2018, the fifth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation, was recently held in Cape Town, South Africa from 18 to 21 June. The conference aimed to facilitate dialogues for solutions between key actors from […]

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Professionals' Best Practice for Low Carbon Resilience

Professionals’ Best Practice for Low Carbon Resilience

In the spring of 2018, ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) at SFU hosted a series of three meetings with professionals and professional associations (provincial and national) to engage participants in discussion about the role of professionals and associations in championing and advancing Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) approaches. The objectives of these sessions were […]

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(June 21) Webinar: Integrating Climate Risk In Public Infrastructure Projects

(June 21) Webinar: Integrating Climate Risk In Public Infrastructure Projects

June 21st 11:00-12:00 PST: Fraser Basin Council and Associated Engineering are hosting a webinar titled Integrating Climate Risk In Public Infrastructure Projects: The Role of the Private Sector in Providing Climate Services Many public sector organizations are planning to integrate future climate risk in their infrastructure projects. In order for this to occur, there is a growing need […]

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(Sept 13) Apply Now for Columbia Basin Trust Environment Grants

(Sept 13) Apply Now for Columbia Basin Trust Environment Grants

The Columbia Basin Trust is offering grant opportunities for registered non-profits, public organizations, municipalities, regional districts and Indigenous organizations that will strengthen environmental well-being.  Businesses may be considered depending on the project and its broad community impact. The project must not mainly benefit the interest of the business.   Projects should address one of the four […]

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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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