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.
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.
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.
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.
March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
March 8, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Have you had your say yet on BC’s future climate action?
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.
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.
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:
Drought-related tree mortality: Heading into a century of more frequent and severe forest dieback events
February 17, 2016 - 3:30pm
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.