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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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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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Rosenberg Forum Convenes in Vancouver to Discuss the Mackenzie River Basin

Rosenberg Forum Convenes in Vancouver to Discuss the Mackenzie River Basin

Rosenberg Forum Convenes to Discuss the Mackenzie River Basin Posted in Water Canada on September 4, 2012 The governance of Canada’s massive Mackenzie River Basin holds enormous national and global importance due to the watershed’s impact on the Arctic Ocean, international migratory birds and climate stability, say experts convening a forum on the topic this […]

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Bob Sandford speaks with Metro News about Mackenzie River Basin

Bob Sandford speaks with Metro News about Mackenzie River Basin

Published in Metro News, Sep 4, 2012, by Dene Moore Published in Vancouver Sun, Sep 4, 2012 by Dene Moore Scientists call it the Amazon of the North and they fear the Mackenzie River Basin, an extensive watershed three times the size of France, is under threat. But it’s not the massive hydroelectric project that […]

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Event: Food Sovereignty models for "feeding the world and cooling the planet"

Event: Food Sovereignty models for “feeding the world and cooling the planet”

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) SFU UBC Public Lecture Join PICS for a special free Vancouver public lecture by Drs. Hannah Wittman and Andrew Riseman. These SFU and UBC faculty will present examples of models for diversified food systems that foster food security and environmental resilience in the context of climate change.  Dr. Hannah […]

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Preparing for the New Normal: The Short and Long Term Costs of Drought and Wildfires

Preparing for the New Normal: The Short and Long Term Costs of Drought and Wildfires

More than half of the United States is enduring an unrelenting drought that research reveals is a level of severity that only happens once in 800 years. As of August 14, 2012, the US Drought Monitor reports that 61.77% of the contiguous US is officially experiencing moderate to extreme drought, the highest percentage in over […]

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Columbia River Treaty Re-negotiations: Opportunity for a New Age of Water Governance?

Columbia River Treaty Re-negotiations: Opportunity for a New Age of Water Governance?

In 1964, the United States and Canada ratified the Columbia River Treaty, which pledged 60 years of flood control and hydroelectric generation though an intricate series of dams on the river and its tributaries. The first opportunity to terminate the treaty is in 2024 and requires a minimum of 10 years notice, making 2014 an […]

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