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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 […]


Deborah Harford speaks to Vancouver Sun about rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver

Rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver putting landmarks at risk Granville Island and False Creek at high risk for negative effects of higher water levels By KELLY SINOSKI, published in the Vancouver Sun August 4, 2012 Vancouver is at risk of losing landmark communities like Granville Island and False Creek unless the city starts taking […]


TulipTV to broadcast seminar on Flood Management and Mitigation

On May 18th, 2012 the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver and Emergency Management BC organized a Dutch-Canadian seminar about flood management and mitigation. This seminar, organized at the UBC Boathouse along Richmond’s River Road was a great success with more than 90 participants. With partners DHV/Delcan and supported by the city of Richmond […]


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 […]


Vancouver Event: The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future

GreenTech Exchange and the Women in Energy Network are pleased to present an exciting panel on community energy developments in BC. What: Networking Forum Title: Community Energy Development – The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future (PDF poster) When: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 Time: Registration 5:30 pm, event begins 6:00 […]


Smart Environmental Policy with Full-Cost Pricing

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions presents “Smart Environmental Policy with Full-Cost Pricing” by ACT board member, SFU economist and professor of public policy, Dr. Nancy Olewiler. When: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 Where: Room A110, Social Sciences & Mathematics Bldg., University of Victoria Live webcast: pics.uvic.ca/broadcast.php Canada’s natural resources, ecosystems and wildlife are indispensable to […]


PICS Climate News Scan for 24 April 2012

Please download the PICS Climate News Scan for 24 April 2012 produced by ISIS, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). The PICS Climate News Scan is a weekly summary of the major climate-change related science, technology, and policy advances of direct relevance to the […]

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