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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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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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Upcoming Event Hosted By Waterlution Vancouver Hub

The Waterlution Vancouver Hub is hosting an event as part of their season 2 Learning Lab. Coastal Communities: Investigating King Tides and Sea Level Rise Tuesday, November 6th 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Location TBD   For more information and registration, visit the event page HERE.  

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Jakarta to Complete Giant Sea Wall in 2020

Jakarta to Complete Giant Sea Wall in 2020

The city of Jakarta is constructing a giant sea wall, known as the Jakarta Coastal Defense Strategy (JCDS), to protect low-lying regions as sea levels rise and land subsides due to heavy extraction of groundwater from the delta soil. A 2009 study by Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) climatologist Armi Susandi predicted that a quarter […]

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CCaR and Social Vulnerability: What is it about and Why is it important?

CCaR and Social Vulnerability: What is it about and Why is it important?

According to a 2008 OECD report by Nicholls et al. (PDF) that ranks global cities in terms of exposure to risks of climate change, Vancouver is rated 15th for vulnerable assets, with USD $55 billion at risk; and 32nd for population at risk, with 320,000 people exposed. Many municipalities in Metro Vancouver are both coastal […]

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Interactive modules on the impacts of climate change from The COMET Program

Interactive modules on the impacts of climate change from The COMET Program

The COMET Program is pleased to announce the publication of three short modules relating to the impacts of climate change: “Climate Change and Regional Impacts“: An overview of the different effects climate change has produced in different regions of the United States. In addition, the module presents information on how climate scientists use specialized models […]

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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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