Events Archive

British Columbia's climate plan and the urban opportunity

February 9, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

A conversation with the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

When British Columbia laid out its first climate plan a decade ago, it set a precedent, embracing local governments to drive greenhouse gas reductions. As North America’s first jurisdiction to require community-level emissions targets, B.C. influenced other climate leaders, such as California, Ontario, and Oregon.

Today, ten years later, greenhouse gas emissions in the B.C. are virtually unchanged. The province and most local governments are not on track to meet their targets.

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Resilient Cities: An Integrated Economic Approach to Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation

February 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

The British Consulate-General of Vancouver together with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions invite you to attend a public seminar on "Resilient Cities: An Integrated Economic Approach to Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation". Learn what innovation and finance options from the UK can do for your jurisdiction’s resiliency plans.

Please join us to explore current thinking and innovative solutions for the City of Vancouver on:

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A Climatololgy of mechanisms that generate intense extratropical cyclones in the Northern Hemisphere

January 31, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

This talk will also be available remotely using BlueJeans video conferencing software.

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Evaluating our Climate Policy Options for Accelerating GHG Reduction

January 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Explicit carbon pricing policies (carbon tax, cap-and-trade) are frequently described as the optimal way to achieve GHG reduction targets. But real-world evidence suggests that politicians who are serious about accelerating GHG reduction also employ implicit carbon pricing (command-and-control regulations, flexible regulations).

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Love & Turtles: Reflections on the Art, Change, and Creativity (ACC) research project, and initial analyses of exhibition-collected “pebbles” on climate change

January 26, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

What happens when you raise questions about climate change in unusual ways, in un-conventional places? We address this question by presenting on exploratory climate change engagements conducted in Prince George, BC. We detail project components and initial analyses from the Art, Change and Creativity (ACC)* project (2015-17), a project conceived by a multi-disciplinary team with two UNBC Undergraduate Research Experience award recipients (Paltzat and Brown).

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Water, Peace and Global Security: Canada’s Place in a Changing Water World

January 23, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm

The POLIS Water Sustainability Project, the Centre for Global Studies, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and Rocky Mountain Books invite you to participate in an intimate conversation with two of the world’s leading water experts.

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2018 CIRC Forum: Cumulative impacts policy and practice in northern BC

January 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to January 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is supporting the UNBC Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), and the Environment, Community, Health Observatory (ECHO)  to convene a policy-oriented symposium addressing the future of resource communities in a shifting political landscape. This event will provide opportunities for conversations with people and organizations interested in and actively working on issues related to the myriad impacts of resource development throughout northern BC.

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Climate change: legal risk and opportunities for professionals

November 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

 

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More Equitable Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in a More-Than-Human World

November 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

Climate change is a threat to ecosystems and human communities across the globe. Some climate change adaptation strategies have the potential to generate additional risks and vulnerabilities (e.g., geoengineering, desalination). However, instead of taking the proverbial political ecology ‘hatchet’ to critique these strategies, this talk focuses on the ‘seeds’ of more equitable adaptations that account for the needs of the human and more-than-human world.

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The Victoria Forum

November 17, 2017 - 8:30am to November 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

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