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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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2012 is Hottest Year on Record in U.S.

2012 is Hottest Year on Record in U.S.

As the year comes to a close, a new report by Climate Central reveals 2012 as the hottest on record in the United States.  The report also predicts that the average temperature for 2012 will exceed the previous record (set in 1998) by more than one degree Fahrenheit.  Climate Central used data from the 118 […]

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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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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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Workshop: Extreme Weather and Infrastructure

Workshop: Extreme Weather and Infrastructure

Extreme Weather and Infrastructure: How resilient is your community? Thursday, November 8th to Friday, November 9th Castlegar & Distrit Recreation and Aquatic Centre   Brought to you by the Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative (of the Columbia Basin Trust), this technical workshop will help local governments understand approaches to building resilient public infrastructure in […]

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