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36% Renewables by 2030 Will Boost Global GDP by $1.3 Trillion

36% Renewables by 2030 Will Boost Global GDP by $1.3 Trillion

              A new article from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) says that renewable energy can boost the global economy significantly: “Achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product (GDP) by up […]

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PIEVC Engineering Protocol Workshop for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

PIEVC Engineering Protocol Workshop for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

If you are a professional planner, check out this upcoming training opportunity: Thurs, Feb. 25th | Vancouver The PIEVC workshop will provide registered professional planners the opportunity, in collaboration with participating engineers, to learn about and apply this internationally recognized risk assessment tool to assist in the adaptation process to improve climate resilience of infrastructure […]

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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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Will Trudeau's Infrastructure Plan Exacerbate Climate Change?

Will Trudeau’s Infrastructure Plan Exacerbate Climate Change?

When most people think of taking action on climate change, infrastructure isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But infrastructure plays a big role in adapting to a changing climate. Our infrastructure planning can worsen the climate crisis, or it can prepare us to live more sustainable and less carbon-intensive lives. During the recent […]

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Solar power lighting up Nigeria

Solar power lighting up Nigeria

In Nigeria many people still live without power. However, a new plan aims to bring solar power to one million households. From Quartz Africa: “With about 90 million Nigerians living without power, citizens are forced to live on expensively maintained generator sets. The effect of the lack of electricity is significant as it continues to hamper economic growth […]

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Gates, Branson, Zuckerberg, Bezos, and Ma Launch Breakthrough Energy Coalition

Gates, Branson, Zuckerberg, Bezos, and Ma Launch Breakthrough Energy Coalition

“We need innovation that gives us energy that’s cheaper than today’s hydrocarbon energy, that has zero CO2 emissions, and that’s as reliable as today’s overall energy system. And when you put all those requirements together, we need an energy miracle,”Bill Gates recently told The Atlantic. Luckily, what The Atlantic article called Gates’ “solo global lobbying campaign,” is starting to snowball. […]

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Entire Liberal cabinet will be responsible for climate change agenda

Entire Liberal cabinet will be responsible for climate change agenda

Exciting news from The Globe and Mail: All Liberal cabinet ministers have been charged with ensuring the success of the new government’s commitments on climate change, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion said in an interview Wednesday as he prepares to engage the country’s diplomatic corps in the international fight against global warming. A veteran climate warrior, […]

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Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change

Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change

Like all proper scandals, the #Exxonknew revelations have begun to spin off new dramas and lines of inquiry. Presidential candidates have begun to call for Department of Justice investigations, and company spokesmen have begun to dig themselves deeper into the inevitable holes as they try to excuse the inexcusable. As the latest expose instalment from those hopeless radicals at […]

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