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Turning to Architects to help us adapt: the potential of floating homes

Turning to Architects to help us adapt: the potential of floating homes

With greater climatic uncertainty over the years, there has been a concomitant increase in the intensity of  floods. In the past two years alone, Thailand and Australia have witnessed egregious floods leading to population displacement, deaths, and damages upwards of USD $45 billion and $9.6 billion respectively. A number of professionals from various disciplines have […]

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David Suzuki Foundation releases "All Over the Map 2012: A Comparison of Provincial Climate Change Plans"

David Suzuki Foundation releases “All Over the Map 2012: A Comparison of Provincial Climate Change Plans”

Provinces are leading the way in the fight against climate change according to a report released today by the David Suzuki Foundation. This is in direct contrast to claims made by federal Environment Minister Peter Kent in his report on Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions for 2010. In the absence of effective policies from Canada’s federal […]

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BC Releases Draft Adaptation Guidelines for Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use

BC Releases Draft Adaptation Guidelines for Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use

re-posted from the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP) website On Friday, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations released the technical reports for the BC RAC projects to update BC’s guidelines for sea dike design and management of coastal flood hazard land use.  These reports have been released as “advice to government” […]

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Re-visiting the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Framework

Re-visiting the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Framework

In late January 2012, the UK released its Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) Government Report. ACT offers a summary of the report here. The release of the CCRA is a bold move, marking the first assessment of its kind for the UK. Given the cyclical nature of the adaptation process, the CCRA will be updated […]

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IPCC launches Special Report on Extreme Weather Events

IPCC launches Special Report on Extreme Weather Events

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) on 28 March. The report assesses the evidence that climate change has led to changes in climate extremes and the extent to which policies to avoid, prepare for, respond […]

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Deborah Harford featured at SFU Brown-bag Lunch Dialogues, April 10

Deborah Harford featured at SFU Brown-bag Lunch Dialogues, April 10

Win-Win Solutions: Smart Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation? Carbon Talks, and PICS are pleased to host a brown-bag lunch dialogue featuring Deborah Harford, director of the Adaptation to Climate Change Team at SFU. Join us on April 10 from 12:30 to 01:30 PM at the SFU Harbour Centre, room 1600.  As executive director […]

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Rising global temperatures and extreme weather: a time to act

Rising global temperatures and extreme weather: a time to act

2011 was a year of extreme weather events around the world with the average global temperature setting a new high. 2011 was the ninth warmest year in 132 years of record keeping. Janet Larsen and Sara Rasmussen from the Earth Policy Institute report that extreme weather is now upon us, and a warming climate may […]

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Exploring Energy: Conversion, Consumption and Conservation

Exploring Energy: Conversion, Consumption and Conservation

Do your children want to know about green energy? SFU-Science in Action and PICS Outreach Program for Kids bring you the Science in Action energy workshop Exploring Energy: Conversion, Consumption and Conservation Children from grades 4 to 7 have a hands-on opportunity to explore different ways to generate “green” energy using wind, sun and water […]

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