Download the PICS Climate News Scan for 27 March 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

  • OECD: Acting now will prevent environmental and economic crunch

Research Theme II: Sustainable communities

  • More than new technology required to decarbonize communities

Research Theme III: Resilient ecosystems

  • Cost of ocean degradation could reach $2 trillion per year

Research Theme IV: Social mobilization

  • Are young adults desensitized to environmental issues?

Research Theme V: Carbon management in BC forests

  • Beetle’s breeding doubled by warm springs