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 9 November 2011 (PDF) 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

  • China moves forward with cap and trade – seventh CO2 trading scheme announced
  • Insurance companies examine framework to address sustainability risk

Research Theme II: Sustainable communities

  • Metro Vancouver seeking changes to Climate Action Charter deadlines as 2012 carbon neutrality deadline looms
  • Traditional farm methods help climate adaptation

Research Theme III: Resilient ecosystems

  • Forests not keeping pace with climate change

Research Theme IV: Social mobilization

  • Increase of extreme events in a warming world