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Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Published by Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, August 28, 2012 Watershed covers roughly 20% of Canada, including oil sands; the Mackenzie discharges more water into the Arctic than the St. Lawrence into the Atlantic The governance of Canada’s massive Mackenzie River Basin holds enormous national but also global importance due to the watershed’s impact on […]

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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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Towards a Blueprint for Watershed Governance in British Columbia: Synthesis Report

Towards a Blueprint for Watershed Governance in British Columbia: Synthesis Report

This synthesis report from the POLIS Water Sustainability Project summarizes key aspects of the discussions and themes explored at a two-day expert roundtable hosted by the WSP and the Water Policy and Governance Group in June 2012. The roundtable focused on the potential for developing a watershed-based approach to water and resource governance in British Columbia. The synthesis report draws […]

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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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The Case for Adaptation: Helping UK Businesses and Government Prepare for Extreme Weather

The Case for Adaptation: Helping UK Businesses and Government Prepare for Extreme Weather

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, one of ACT’s valuable partners, published a green paper aimed at helping businesses and government prepare for extreme weather based on their research in the UK.   As a global insurer, Zurich has first-hand experiences of how costly severe weather such as snow, flooding and storms, can be on various elements of […]

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Study maps social vulnerability to climate change in California and identifies need for adaptation planning

Study maps social vulnerability to climate change in California and identifies need for adaptation planning

A report from the Pacific Institute titled Social Vulnerability to Climate Change in California identifies geographic areas within the state with heightened risk under projected climate impacts. New research shows that addressing social vulnerability – the susceptibility of a given community to harm from a hazard – in climate change policies and response strategies is […]

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Registration is now open for ICLEI's Livable Cities Forum 2012!

Registration is now open for ICLEI’s Livable Cities Forum 2012!

Livable Cities Forum: Creating Adaptive and Resilient Communities (November 29-30, 2012) Join ICLEI in the City of Hamilton for this exciting and timely event. The forum will connect elected officials, municipal staff, and adaptation practitioners from across Canada to discuss the importance of urban climate change adaptation and will provide a platform to explore adaptation […]

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Webinar: Community Adaptation to Climate Change in Prince George

Webinar: Community Adaptation to Climate Change in Prince George

Presented by The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice On Wednesday, August 15th 2012 from 1-2pm EDT, Ian Picketts, PhD candidate at the University of Northern BC and Dave Dyer, Manager of Utilities for the City of Prince George, will be presenting ‘Community Adaptation to Climate Change in Prince George, British Columbia’. Ian and Dave […]

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