Tag: "low carbon economy"

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Popular Chinese Daily Calls on SFU Expert to Explain Canada’s Climate Change About-Face

Popular Chinese Daily Calls on SFU Expert to Explain Canada’s Climate Change About-Face

When China’s Global Times wanted to know why Canada “shocked the world” by refusing to honour its Kyoto Accord commitment to cut greenhouse gas emission below 1990 levels, they went to SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team’s (ACT) executive director Deborah Harford here in Vancouver. The Times is published under the People’s Daily Group, focuses […]

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More Action on Adaptation in the North: The WhiteCAP Experience

More Action on Adaptation in the North: The WhiteCAP Experience

In June 2011, the City of Whitehorse, Yukon contributed to the growing momentum of cities around the world acting on climate adaptation through release of its Whitehorse Community Adaptation Plan (abbreviated as WhiteCAP). WhiteCAP, an initiative led by Northern Climate Exchange (NCE), is a plan that assesses how climate change may positively or negatively affect […]

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Climate change study finds sunny reception on council

Climate change study finds sunny reception on council

From the Whitehorse Star, by Max Leighton, November 24, 2011 City council unanimously passed the WhiteCAP project, a study into the effects of local climate change, at its regular meeting on Nov. 14. “I think it’s great news,” said John Striecker, a professional engineer at Yukon College and president of the Green Party of Canada. […]

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Water Author Learns From Ontario’s Leadership In Water Conservation

Water Author Learns From Ontario’s Leadership In Water Conservation

Bob Sandford visited Waterloo and Toronto for his Ontario stop on the FLOW cross-Canada tour  and reports that Ontario is the most progressive province that he has seen so far in terms of water policy reform. Ontario’s major focus has been recognition of the importance of water to the economy, and the province has made […]

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Climate Change Could be Expensive for Canada

Climate Change Could be Expensive for Canada

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) published an article discussing the economic impacts of climate change. Read the full article with recommendations and report. Unless global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are brought down and Canada invests in adaptation, the economic impacts of climate change on Canada could climb to billions of […]

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Climate change courses for civil servants – BC sets another first

Climate change courses for civil servants – BC sets another first

The following is a joint media release from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and the BC Minister of Environment Terry Lake about today’s launch of the Climate Insights 101 online short courses series on climate change available at www.pics.uvic.ca.  PDF media release The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) has today announced the […]

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Updates to conference agenda: Canada’s North Beyond 2011

Updates to conference agenda: Canada’s North Beyond 2011

Excitement is building around Canada’s North Beyond 2011. This event brings together Canadian and international thought leaders, decision-makers and influencers immersed in Northern issues with focus on governance, resource development, community security, infrastructure and human capital. Updates to the conference agenda are in direct response to recent interviews and trips across Northern Canada. The new […]

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Deborah Harford quoted in Globe And Mail special feature

Deborah Harford quoted in Globe And Mail special feature

A special information feature in the Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Globe And Mail includes an article featuring ACT and Deborah Harford speaking on the issues of adaptation to climate change and the economy.  (PDF) See page CFA 1 Persistent warming putting heat on adaptation strategy development On the basis of widespread evidence of accelerating climate […]

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