Download the PICS Climate News Scan for 7 February 2012 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 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

  • EU begins process to regulate carbon emissions from shipping
  • California passes new car emission regulations

Research Theme II: Sustainable communities

  • Achieving zero: delivering future-friendly buildings
  • UK climate impact report outlines risks posed by climate change

Research Theme III: Resilient ecosystems

  • Big trees face uncertain future

Research Theme IV: Social mobilization

  • An illustrated guide to the state of sustainability