Tag: "climate change"

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Upcoming Webinar from the Georgetown Climate Center

Upcoming Webinar from the Georgetown Climate Center

The Georgetown Climate Center is hosting a webinar series featuring a panel of policy and planning experts to guide coastal communities on climate change adaptation.  The first webinar in the series will feature local practitioners and focus on how communities can use floodplain regulations to build resilience to sea-level rise and increased precipitation. Georgetown Climate […]

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World on Path to 4-degree Temperature Rise

World on Path to 4-degree Temperature Rise

A new report released from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research reveals that global temperatures are expected to reach an increase of 4-degrees by the end of the century.  This prediction goes far beyond the 2-degree threshold that is necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change.  The report emphasizes that the effects of climate change […]

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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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New Report from Toronto and Region Conservation

New Report from Toronto and Region Conservation

Toronto and Region Conservation is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a report entitled “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in Canadian Water Resource Management,” and an accompanying National Compendium of Water Adaptation Knowledge (on-line database at http://waterandclimate.ca). The report has been prepared as collaboration between the Canadian Climate Forum (formerly CFCAS), the Canadian Water Resource […]

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New Report from EcoAdapt

New Report from EcoAdapt

EcoAdapt has just released a new synthesis report, titled The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region. This report is the result of a survey of freshwater resource managers, planners, and practitioners in the region who are tasked with the challenge of developing strategies to prepare for and respond to a changing climate. […]

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PREPARING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE: An Implementation Guide for Local Governments in BC

The Adaptation Guide (PDF) is designed to assist elected officials and staff to plan and act in ways that will make their communities more resilient to the impacts of a changing climate. It is now posted on the Fraser Basin Council Retooling for Climate Change website under the Tools and Resources section. Part 1 introduces […]

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Climate Change Cuts GDP by $1.2 Trillion a Year

Climate Change Cuts GDP by $1.2 Trillion a Year

A recent report from the Climate Vulnerability Forum (a collaboration between Madrid-based DARA and 20 countries) determined the impact to the global economy from climate change to be a reduction in GDP by $1.2 Trillion a year.  While much attention has been paid to the anticipated economic costs of climate change, this report reveals that […]

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The Great Lakes Region, Global Health, and Livable Cities Forum from CoP

The Great Lakes Region, Global Health, and Livable Cities Forum from CoP

The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CoP) has released the following great resources: The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region On September 18th, 2012, Rachel Gregg, lead scientist at EcoAdapt and CAKE content editor, presented a webinar titled “The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region”.  This […]

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