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 11 October 2011 produced by ISIS, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

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 news scan includes:

Research Theme I: The low carbon emissions economy

  • Keystone XL supporters are inflating job numbers – report

Research Theme II: Sustainable communities

  • Climate change could cost Canada $43B a year by 2050: report

New report calls for overhaul of ‘crumbling water infrastructure’

  • Research Theme III: Resilient ecosystems
  • New study challenges carbon benchmark

Research Theme IV: Social mobilization

  • Unleashing the power of green data