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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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Global Warming's Terrifying New Chemistry

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

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 […]

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Petition: Couple Infrastructure Spending with Climate Action

Petition: Couple Infrastructure Spending with Climate Action

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 […]

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Webinar March 30: Using the SpaDES Platform to Better Forecast The Future

Webinar March 30: Using the SpaDES Platform to Better Forecast The Future

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 […]

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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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