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PICS Climate News Scan for 17 April 2012

PICS Climate News Scan for 17 April 2012

Please download the PICS Climate News Scan for 17 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 BC […]

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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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Potential at the Intersection of Adaptation and Mitigation

Potential at the Intersection of Adaptation and Mitigation

Re-published from Carbon Talks, SFU by Christopher Gully Today’s Carbon Talks brown bag lunch dialogue featured Deborah Harford, director of Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. She spoke on “Win-Win Solutions: Smart Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.” I can’t stop thinking about intersections, those points where interests of two […]

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Water Infrastructure Planning in an Era of Climate Change

Water Infrastructure Planning in an Era of Climate Change

Brett Walton from Circle of Blue writes a compelling story about the importance of infrastructure planning in an era of climate change. His article gets at the heart of climate adaptation in raising questions about the benefits of experimenting with adaptation now, as opposed to acting in an uncertain future. With a focus on the […]

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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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ACT hosts Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference

ACT hosts Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference

ACT’s Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference was held March 7-9, 2012 in Vancouver at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The proceedings were chaired by Dr. Gordon McBean, UWO, Principal Investigator for the Tri-Council funded Coastal Cities at Risk project, which twins Metro Vancouver with Manila, Bangkok and Lagos, and hosted […]

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Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels

Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels

Researchers Warn that Metro Vancouver Is Threatened by Rising Sea Levels, Storm Surges and Flash Floods Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels  Vancouver, B.C.  – March 6, 2012 – Coastal cities such as Vancouver are in jeopardy due to rising sea levels compounded by […]

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