Webcast Events Archive

Primary Forests and Roadless Areas in the “Anthropocene:” Why We Need Wild Places for Our Survival

September 15, 2017 - 3:30pm

Primary forests and roadless areas are disappearing at an alarming rate. Earth has lost ~35% of its pre-agricultural forest cover over centuries with only ~32% remaining as primary forest (unlogged). About 80% of the Earth’s terrestrial surface (all cover types) remains free or roads but these areas are fragmented into 600,000 patches, more than half of which are <1 square kilometer and only 7% that are >100 square kilometers. The disappearance of intact areas needs to be a central focus of global sustainability efforts and climate change mitigation and adaptation approaches.

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If a Tree Falls in A Forgotten Rainforest Does Anybody Hear?

September 14, 2017 - 7:30pm

When most people think of rainforests, Avatar-like visions of lush equatorial forests populated by howler monkeys swinging from treetops, colorful butterflies and toucans punctuating the green background, and aboriginal people coexisting with the rainforest’s life-support systems come to mind. But not all rainforests are in the tropics. Temperate and boreal rainforests make up less than 3 percent of the Earth’s forests, are found in only 10 regions, are globally important, but many are endangered. The Pacific Coastal region of North America contains the largest concentration in the world.

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Canada's climate change moonshot: BC-made solutions and clean-tech breakthroughs

June 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Science tells us that to stay under 2°C of average global warming above pre-Industrial temperatures, the global economy must go carbon negative—drawing down more greenhouse gases than we pump into the atmosphere. 

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Sea Level Rise Series: The Octopus's Garden

June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Imagine the City of Vancouver without the sea wall. Angela Danyluk, Sustainability Specialist with the City of Vancouver, will share emerging ideas as the City begins to plan for a meter of sea level rise by 2100.

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Managing BC’s forest sector to mitigate climate change: future options for emissions reductions

May 25, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Event recording part one, Werner Kurz. Watch all the speakers from this event on the PICS YouTube channel. 

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Clean Growth and the 2017 B.C. Election

April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Pembina Institute, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and Clean Energy B.C. present a public forum about the clean economy and climate action with representatives of British Columbia’s three major political parties.

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