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Follow the water: Significant concerns in Nova Scotia over infrastructure and sea level rise

Follow the water: Significant concerns in Nova Scotia over infrastructure and sea level rise

ACT Water author Bob Sandford’s most recent stops on the FLOW cross-Canada tour were in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, where he heard about concerns from multiple groups including First Nations about the future of their province in terms of water and climate change – a very similar response to that Bob heard in Saskatchewan. […]

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Climate Change Could be Expensive for Canada

Climate Change Could be Expensive for Canada

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) published an article discussing the economic impacts of climate change. Read the full article with recommendations and report. Unless global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are brought down and Canada invests in adaptation, the economic impacts of climate change on Canada could climb to billions of […]

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Climate change courses for civil servants – BC sets another first

Climate change courses for civil servants – BC sets another first

The following is a joint media release from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and the BC Minister of Environment Terry Lake about today’s launch of the Climate Insights 101 online short courses series on climate change available at www.pics.uvic.ca.  PDF media release The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) has today announced the […]

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Updates to conference agenda: Canada’s North Beyond 2011

Updates to conference agenda: Canada’s North Beyond 2011

Excitement is building around Canada’s North Beyond 2011. This event brings together Canadian and international thought leaders, decision-makers and influencers immersed in Northern issues with focus on governance, resource development, community security, infrastructure and human capital. Updates to the conference agenda are in direct response to recent interviews and trips across Northern Canada. The new […]

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Switzerland supports Bangladesh in adapting to climate change

Switzerland supports Bangladesh in adapting to climate change

Dr. Urs Herren, Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh, celebrated the National Day of Switzerland by addressing the government and citizens of Bangladesh in a published letter that highlights Swiss dedication to assisting with adaptation to climate change. The letter acknowledged that Switzerland and Bangladesh share the challenge of mitigating, and adapting to, climate change: “Climate […]

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Drought: A Creeping Disaster

Drought: A Creeping Disaster

In the American south, 14 states are baking in blast-furnace conditions — from Arizona, which is battling the largest wildfire in its history, to Florida, where fires have burned some 200,000 acres so far. Climatologists call drought a creeping disaster because its effects are not felt at once; however, there is little disagreement about the […]

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International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change Announces Research Awards

International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change Announces Research Awards

News Release International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change Announces Research Awards Five Canadian and Developing Country Teams to Study Climate Change Adaptation Ottawa, Canada, June 2, 2011 –The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) together with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and […]

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ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford to speak at BC’s 2011 Power Smart Forum

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford to speak at BC’s 2011 Power Smart Forum

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is among the first panel members announced for the 2011 Power Smart Forum, scheduled for October 17-19, 2011 in Vancouver, BC. Attracting delegates, speakers and industry experts from across North America, the Power Smart Forum is BC’s leading energy conservation conference. A record number of 1,370 delegates enjoyed three information-packed days […]

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