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 BC provincial and Canadian federal governments and more generally to Canadian businesses, government and civil society.

Complementing the News Scan is the PICS Briefing Note Service. This service provides timely and concise analysis, as well as suggested policy action, on issues related broadly to BC climate change mitigation and adaptation.

This week’s Climate News Scan includes:

Research Theme I: The low carbon emissions economy

  • Is natural gas better for the climate? It depends

Research Theme II: Sustainable communities

  • American urban planners focus on building sustainable communities

Research Theme III: Resilient ecosystems

  • Corals used to temperature swings are more likely to survive warming oceans

Research Theme IV: Social mobilization

  • Climate change and health; a moral imperative

Research Theme V: Carbon management in BC forests

  • Urban trees provide economic value