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Brief: Community-Led Managed Retreat: Assessment and Decision-Making

Community-led managed retreat considers how to relocate people and structures to reduce natural hazard risks and adapt to climate change. . This summary introduces two of the most common tools used to help make these decisions based on community values.

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PICS 2024 Strategic Plan

Our 2024 Strategic Plan outlines a framework to realign, refocus, and renew PICS. In response to the accelerating speed and scale of the climate challenge, we have refreshed our organizational values, goals, and strategy to support greater agility, ambition, and action through a strengths-based and solution-focused approach.

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PICS Brief: Survive and Thrive: Why B.C. needs a CO2 removal strategy now

To give ourselves a chance at avoiding the worst effects, we need solutions to counteract current excess emissions and to compensate for future emissions. These solutions can be found in negative emission technologies (NETs), and there is no pathway that will get us to where we need to be without them.

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Survive and Thrive: Why B.C. needs a CO2 removal strategy now

Climate change is a threat to all life on Earth and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are the culprit. While governments have taken steps to mitigate the damage by cutting carbon emissions — and to adapt to unavoidable climate conditions — it will take further effort to head off the danger.

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Community Resilience and Wellbeing Amid Climate Crisis

This report highlights the key linkages between climate crisis, mental health, community resilience, and wellbeing. It aims to identify guiding principles that support mental health amid the climate crisis.

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Bulk Buy Program: Sourcing Zero-Emission Transportation Options for Small- to Medium-Sized Fleets

Most fleets in British Columbia are comprised of fewer than 50 vehicles. A bulk-buy program can accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in small- to medium-sized fleets.

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PICS Snapshot: Energy

What if we could capture waste energy in a mobile thermal battery and use it to power district energy networks, potentially displacing the burning of fossil fuels and their associated emissions?

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Wildfire Threat in British Columbia

A detailed infographic showcasing the increasing wildfire threat in British Columbia. The Wildfire and Carbon project team are modelling the impact that different forest management interventions would have on reducing the wildfire risk.

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Canada’s Future in a Net-Zero World: Securing Canada’s Position in the Global Green Economy

A global transition to a net-zero, low-carbon economy is underway, and Canada needs a more coordinated and strategic approach for positioning its industries in the value chains of the 21st century green economy.

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Climate, Health and COVID-19 in British Columbia

The impacts of climate change on the quality of human life, and the strain it will put on human and ecological systems are likely to be even greater than those of a single infectious disease like COVID-19.

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Wildfire Threat Assessment

A detailed map showcasing the wildfire threat level throughout British Columbia.

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Locations and Area of Wildfires and Clearcuts

A detailed map showcasing the area of wildfires and clearcuts in British Columbia between 1990 and 2018.

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