Events Archive

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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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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