Tag: "low carbon economy"


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Reality Check: The State of Climate Progress in Canada

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRT) is pleased to present Reality Check: The State of Climate Progress in Canada. This report was undertaken at the request of the federal Minister of the Environment to inform the government’s regulatory approach to reducing emissions. This report concludes that despite making progress in […]


“Telling the Weather Story” report from Insurance Bureau of Canada authored by Dr. Gordon McBean

A major report titled Telling the Weather Story: Can Canada Manage the Storms Ahead? Has been released by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). The report was prepared by Gordon McBean (author of ACT’s Extreme Weather Events Report), Paul Kovacs, Jim Bruce, Dan Sandink; and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) team building on […]


Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

ACT’s recent release of the Climate Change Adaptation & Water Governance report was followed by a 16-city cross-Canada tour last October and November conducted by ACT water policy author Bob Sandford, co-chair of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) and one of Canada’s foremost water experts. Over a two-month period, Sandford talked to hundreds […]


PICS White Paper: “The Regulation of District Energy Systems”

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is pleased to release a new White Paper: “The Regulation of District Energy Systems” by Peter Ostergaard (PDF). The paper examines the services, financials, governance and rate-setting frameworks for nine diverse District Energy (DE) systems in BC. It outlines risks associated with DE development, and concludes with a number of […]

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