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

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 […]

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New NRT Report: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate

New NRT Report: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate

The National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (NRT) has just released a three-report series titled Facing the Elements: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate. This is the fifth report in the Climate Prosperity series by the NRT that emphasizes the critical, yet largely unexplored role of Canadian business in defining our ability […]

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Smart Environmental Policy with Full-Cost Pricing

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 […]

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New Climate Change Adaptation resources from the CCACoP library

New Climate Change Adaptation resources from the CCACoP library

The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CoP) is facilitated and maintained by the the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR). New resources have been added to their rich library recently, please check them out – Coastal Climate Change Risk – Legal and Policy Responses in Australia (2011) PDF – This report […]

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The Use of Threatening Language to Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

The Use of Threatening Language to Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

The Midwest United States recently experienced 100 tornadoes in 24 hours. However, unlike the devastating tornadoes that this region has witnessed in the past, these series of natural disasters were much less threatening to human life. What appears to be happening is better monitoring and information around extreme weather which is helping people better prepare […]

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PICS Climate News Scan for 24 April 2012

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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Shedding light on California's water situation

Shedding light on California’s water situation

Issues around water management continue to be widespread in California. Changes in climatic patterns are intensifying matters as water scarcity becomes more omnipresent and water demand grows state-wide. The many competing interests in water use in the state include farmers, fishers, urban populations and the environment. Shifting climatic patterns and population growth have dwindled water […]

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BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk + Opportunity Series new from Climate Action Initiative

British Columbia Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative has released a new BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk + Opportunity Series of reports. Themes cover adaptation risk & opportunity assessment, and regional snapshots for the Central Interior, Fraser Valley & Metro Vancouver, Okanagan Region, Peace Region and Vancouver Island. The report library is available online. […]

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