Events Archive

BC's future Climate Leadership Plan: What YOU can do

March 16, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

This January the B.C. government launched a 60-day consultation period - ending on March 25th - on its forthcoming Climate Leadership Plan and is inviting all British Columbians to give their feedback on the most important actions BC can take to lower our greenhouse gas emissions and take advantage of the low carbon economy of the future.  

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BC Climate Leadership Plan: Deciding BC’s Future Climate Action

March 14, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Have you had your say yet on BC’s future climate action? There are only a few weeks left for British Columbians to  make submissions on the BC government’s next Climate Leadership Plan. This plan will affect your future transportation options, BC’s carbon tax, where we get our energy from, how energy efficient our buildings are, and the level of support for BC’s emerging clean tech industry. The consultation period closes March 25th.

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Ideafest - Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for B.C.

March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


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Building a Strong BC Climate Leadership Plan: Your Chance to Contribute

March 8, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm


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Have you had your say yet on BC’s future climate action?

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GLOBE 2016 Innovation Expo

March 2, 2016 - 10:30am to March 4, 2016 - 6:00pm

Join PICS at GLOBE 2016 Innovation Expo

The GLOBE  2016  Leadership  Summit  and  Innovation  Expo  is  the  preeminent  forum  for  tackling  and  exploring  business  solutions  to  pressing  environmental  and  social  challenges.  More  than  200  speakers  will  come  to  share  winning  strategies  to  conserve  resources,  ignite  innovation,  and  develop  ideas  and  partnerships.

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From Monte Jade to Mount Seymour: Green Innovations for the Globe

February 29, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

As GLOBE 2016 Conference and Expo approaches, it is becoming more apparent that 2016 will be a significant year for global investment in green technology and innovations. As the doorstep to the Asia Pacific Gateway, Vancouver will be an important zone for emerging companies in North America and Asia to share ideas and access growing markets. Our Forum this month will host Cleantech companies from Taiwan that are seeking joint venture opportunities with local partners.

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Hazard Change caused by Climate Change Workshop

February 22, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Note: registration is now full. A report of workshop will be available.

The Centre for Natural Hazard Research at Simon Fraser University will host a workshop co-organized with the SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team and Natural Resources Canada to stimulate a national discussion about weather-caused and -triggered hazards that are changing in a warming world.

The workshop will:

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Drought-related tree mortality: Heading into a century of more frequent and severe forest dieback events

February 17, 2016 - 3:30pm

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Dr. Robbie Hember will discuss the topic of drought-related tree mortality across western North America. The talk will cover new insights into the impacts of drought on forest ecosystems, and the importance of drought as a determinant of future forest productivity. Robbie will also include an early look at the severity of the 2015 drought, its significance in the context of previous North American events, and what it may mean for British Columbia’s forest sector.

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Implications of future development pathways for the risks of climate change

February 2, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The risks of climate change will be due not just to the hazards associated with changes in weather and climate, but also the extent to which natural and human systems are exposed to these hazards, the sensitivity of exposed systems, and the ability of natural and human systems to prevent, prepare for, and cope with impacts that arise.  Exposure, sensitivity, and capacity will change over time, depending on individual and collective choices, how these choices interact, and their short- and longer-term consequences.  Therefore, considering development pathways is an important context when pro

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Carbon Capture and Conversion: Opportunities, Challenges, and Potential

January 27, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

What are the challenges, opportunities, and research pathways for carbon capture and recovery?

Even with the ambitious adoption of new and ambitious climate and clean energy policies and technology, many say that we will still lose the race to limit global warming to 2°C by the end of the century. Leading climate thinkers like Tim Flannery assert that, if the world is to avoid exacerbating climate change, new "climate negative" technologies will need to be developed and adopted in order to draw CO2 from the air and either re-use or store it.

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