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More Action on Adaptation in the North: The WhiteCAP Experience

More Action on Adaptation in the North: The WhiteCAP Experience

In June 2011, the City of Whitehorse, Yukon contributed to the growing momentum of cities around the world acting on climate adaptation through release of its Whitehorse Community Adaptation Plan (abbreviated as WhiteCAP). WhiteCAP, an initiative led by Northern Climate Exchange (NCE), is a plan that assesses how climate change may positively or negatively affect […]

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The Value of Long-Term Planning for Climate Change: Learning from the District of Elkford, BC

The Value of Long-Term Planning for Climate Change: Learning from the District of Elkford, BC

By Tim Shah, ACT Intern As a student of Community and Regional planning, I have come to learn and appreciate the value and strength of Official Community Plans (OCPs). An OCP is a policy framework for City Council that addresses issues such as housing, transportation, infrastructure, parks, economic development and the natural and social environment. […]

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Climate change study finds sunny reception on council

Climate change study finds sunny reception on council

From the Whitehorse Star, by Max Leighton, November 24, 2011 City council unanimously passed the WhiteCAP project, a study into the effects of local climate change, at its regular meeting on Nov. 14. “I think it’s great news,” said John Striecker, a professional engineer at Yukon College and president of the Green Party of Canada. […]

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PICS News Scan for 6 December 2011

PICS News Scan for 6 December 2011

Please find the news scan for 6 December 2011 (PDF) produced by ISIS, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). The PICS 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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Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action

Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action

Press Release (PDF Download) RELEASED – 4 December 2011, at 20h00, SAST DURBAN/South Africa – History was made today as 114 mayors and other elected local leaders representing over 950 local governments from around the world, came together in the signing of the Durban Adaptation Charter, a political commitment to strengthen local resilience to climate […]

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Valuing the Present Over the Future: An Update on Water Governance From Alberta

Valuing the Present Over the Future: An Update on Water Governance From Alberta

ACT Water report author Bob Sandford recently visited Edmonton and Calgary as part of his FLOW Cross-Canada tour, which has taken him to 16 cities in eight provinces. At each stop, he has heard stories about water of both hope and despair, while observing Canadian cities and provinces facing major challenges in water management exacerbated […]

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PICS News Scan for 22 November 2011

PICS News Scan for 22 November 2011

The PICS News Scan is a weekly summary of the major climate-change related science, technology, and policy advances of direct relevance to the BC provincial and Canadian federal governments and more generally to Canadian businesses, government and civil society. Download the news scan for 22 November 2011 (PDF) produced by ISIS, Sauder School of Business, University […]

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UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Notices Elkford’s Climate Change Plans

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Notices Elkford’s Climate Change Plans

(ELKFORD) – From the Elk Valley to the world’s stage: Elkford’s plans to adapt to climate change will be shared around the world. Elkford’s approach to adaptation planning, along with the recommended actions to adapt to climate change now for the future, is included in a new United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change guidebook […]

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