Tag: "adaptation"

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Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Climate change impacts such as flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase in BC over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. As well, species are struggling to adapt to changing weather patterns and climate extremes combined with […]

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ACT moves to a new home in the SFU Faculty of Environment's Pacific Water Research Centre

ACT moves to a new home in the SFU Faculty of Environment’s Pacific Water Research Centre

ACT is excited to announce a new partnership with SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre (PWRC) based at the Faculty of Environment. Please see the press release below for details: {Click here for SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre Statement} SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre beefs up with Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) 07 February 2017 SFU’s Pacific Water […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

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 […]

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Study Released by PICS and Fraser Basin Council

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and the Fraser Basin Council released a new report titled Integrated Community Sustainability Planning: Implications for Rural BC. The report investigates the application of integrated community sustainability planning (ICSP) by regional districts and small municipalities in rural areas of the province. It also examines key sustainability issues faced by […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Creating a Blue Dialogue

Upcoming Webinar: Creating a Blue Dialogue

The POLIS Project on Ecological Governance is hosting a Webinar on Weensday January 9th, titled Creating a Blue Dialogue.  This is the second webinar in their Creating a Blue Dialogue series. Guest speakers will include Michele-Lee Moore, Assistant professor in the Department of Geography at University of Victoria and Research Associate and Strategic Faculty Advisor […]

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Webinar Hosted by ACT and POLIS

Webinar Hosted by ACT and POLIS

ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team at Simon Fraser University) and the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance (part of the Centre for Global Studies and the University of Victoria) hosted a webinar on November first titled “The Perspective of an Insurer on Water and Risk Governance.”  Lindene Patton, the Chief Climate Product Officer for […]

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Hurricane Sandy Expected to Cost Billions

Hurricane Sandy Expected to Cost Billions

As the storm clears and residents of the East coast begin the long clean-up process, estimates of the damage from hurricane Sandy are coming to light. The insured losses alone could reach anywhere from $7-$15 billion, according AIR Worldwide. IHS Global Insight estimates overall damage costs at $20 billion and business losses range from $10 […]

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