Events Archive

Climate Change and YOU: Making 1.5 a Reality

March 31, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Canadian government stunned many at the Paris Climate Change Conference in December when they supported a 1.5 degree ceiling on climate warming.  Where did this number come from? What would it mean for both the Canadian and the Global carbon budgets?

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Changing extremes-is it real, or just imagined?

March 30, 2016 - 3:00pm

Today's electronic and print media are replete with stories about extreme weather and climate events from all over the world. These stories draw our attention because of their immediacy and the devastating impacts of these events, which often result in deaths and are costly in terms of the damage caused.

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Levelling the playing field as Vancouver implements its Renewable City Strategy

March 23, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

What are the roles of equity, justice, and democratic process as the City of Vancouver moves forward with its energy planning?

According to the World Energy Council, energy equity is about accessibility and affordability of energy supply across the population. While cities are demonstrating climate and energy leadership, they will need to do so while ensuring affordability of renewable energy.

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The Future of Canada's Oil Sands in an Emissions Constrained World

March 16, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

With hundreds of countries commiting to aggressive emissions reductions at the UN climate talks at COP21 in Paris this past December, a signal has been sent to world markets and future investors. We are now living in a carbon constrained world. But what does that mean for global oil production and consumption and the future of the Canadian oil sands? Join CIGI, the David Suzuki Foundation, and Carbon Talks for a discussion with author and economist Jeff Rubin, as he shares his long-term outlook on Canada’s fossil fuel production.

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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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