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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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World on Path to 4-degree Temperature Rise

World on Path to 4-degree Temperature Rise

A new report released from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research reveals that global temperatures are expected to reach an increase of 4-degrees by the end of the century.  This prediction goes far beyond the 2-degree threshold that is necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change.  The report emphasizes that the effects of climate change […]

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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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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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Study maps social vulnerability to climate change in California and identifies need for adaptation planning

Study maps social vulnerability to climate change in California and identifies need for adaptation planning

A report from the Pacific Institute titled Social Vulnerability to Climate Change in California identifies geographic areas within the state with heightened risk under projected climate impacts. New research shows that addressing social vulnerability – the susceptibility of a given community to harm from a hazard – in climate change policies and response strategies is […]

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Webinar: Community Adaptation to Climate Change in Prince George

Webinar: Community Adaptation to Climate Change in Prince George

Presented by The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice On Wednesday, August 15th 2012 from 1-2pm EDT, Ian Picketts, PhD candidate at the University of Northern BC and Dave Dyer, Manager of Utilities for the City of Prince George, will be presenting ‘Community Adaptation to Climate Change in Prince George, British Columbia’. Ian and Dave […]

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

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 […]

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