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 […]
Join city, private sector, civil society leaders, and other leaders for Global Learning Forum 2017, a chance to advance the movement for 100% renewable energy in cities. Global Learning Forum 2017 May 17-19 2017 Vancouver, BC 400 leaders from 70 cities Save the date for this important event! Click here for more information.
In the midst of ongoing resource extraction projects, growing climate change activism, and debates about jobs versus the environment, what do oil and gas workers think about the climate? In a new article, ACT researcher Halena Seiferling interviewed Lliam Hildebrand, founder of Iron & Earth, a new […]
The BC Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council is offering this lunch & learn opportunity on April 21st: Climate Risk to Buildings: Targeting Climate Resilience Thursday April 21st 12:00-1:00 pm 1021 W Hastings St (MNP Tower), 7th Floor, Cordova Room As climate change progresses, using historic climate data and weather patterns as a means […]
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 […]
In a new piece in The Nation, Bill McKibben points out a major flaw in our discussions about emissions: we tend to focus on carbon dioxide, and leave out methane. “Because burning natural gas releases significantly less carbon dioxide than burning coal, CO2 emissions have begun to trend slowly downward, allowing politicians to take a bow. But […]
Check out this new petition, calling for the federal government to couple their expected infrastructure spending with climate action by focusing on a clean economy and green jobs: “We have an opportunity to turn things around. The Federal budget is expected to contain billions of dollars for infrastructure and grants for innovators and job makers. The […]
Getting to Answers, in SpaDES Presenter: Eliot McIntire (Research Scientist, Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada) When: Wednesday March 30, 2016 from 2:30pm-3:30pm ET Empirical data have a troublesome way of being both factually true, yet difficult to understand because they exist within a complex web of even more data. Worse, forecasting what […]