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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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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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New Report by POLIS Project

New Report by POLIS Project

The University of Victoria’s POLIS Project on Ecological Governance and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released a new report, titled “From Stream to Stream: Emerging Challenges for BC’s Interlinked Water and Energy Resources.”  This is the first in a two-part series that will address the water-energy nexus in B.C.  It looks at […]

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NWT premier Robert McLeod speaks with Globe and Mail about Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement

NWT premier Robert McLeod speaks with Globe and Mail about Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement

ACT and Gordon Foundation co-host special meeting of Rosenberg Forum on transboundary Mackenzie River Basin agreement: NWT premier Robert McLeod talks to the Globe about its significance Downstream of development, stakes are raised in NWT by MARK HUME, published in The Globe and Mail, Wednesday Sep 5, 2012 Nobody has to remind Robert McLeod, the […]

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EVENT: The Importance of the Mackenzie River Basin from a National, Hemispheric and Global Perspective

EVENT: The Importance of the Mackenzie River Basin from a National, Hemispheric and Global Perspective

The Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) and Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation invite you to a free public event. Location: SFU Vancouver: Room 1800, 515 West Hastings Street Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm Date: Wednesday September 5, 2012 SFU’s Dr. Lance Lesack, a nationally respected expert in inland water ecological systems and the interactions […]

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Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Published by Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, August 28, 2012 Watershed covers roughly 20% of Canada, including oil sands; the Mackenzie discharges more water into the Arctic than the St. Lawrence into the Atlantic The governance of Canada’s massive Mackenzie River Basin holds enormous national but also global importance due to the watershed’s impact on […]

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Bob Sandford speaks with Metro News about Mackenzie River Basin

Bob Sandford speaks with Metro News about Mackenzie River Basin

Published in Metro News, Sep 4, 2012, by Dene Moore Published in Vancouver Sun, Sep 4, 2012 by Dene Moore Scientists call it the Amazon of the North and they fear the Mackenzie River Basin, an extensive watershed three times the size of France, is under threat. But it’s not the massive hydroelectric project that […]

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