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 19 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

  • Blow to US airlines in EU emissions fight
  • New wireless and sustainability report reveals big cost savings and efficiencies for ?transportation, energy, agriculture and government sectors

Research Theme II: Sustainable communities

  • Deep thinking about the future of food
  • UN launches guidelines for eco-efficient and socially inclusive cities

Research Theme III: Resilient ecosystems

  • Climate change will show which animals can take the heat

Research Theme IV: Social mobilization

  • Researchers examine impact of ‘green politics’ on recent national elections.