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News and Opinion

Coverage of climate action since November 15, 2021.

Protesters Blockad Amazon Fulfillment Centers in the U.K.

"...Climate activists blockaded 13 Amazon fulfillment centers in the U. K..."

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Activists block Amazon warehouses in Europe on Black Friday

"...Climate activists blockaded Amazon warehouses in three European countries on Friday, part of a global effort to pressure the ecommerce giant on one of its busiest days of the year to improve working conditions and end business practices that hurt the environment..."

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Four steps asset owners can take to invest in vital climate action Corporate Knights

"...According to the United Nations Environment Programme’s most recent State of Finance for Nature report, an estimated US$8. 1 trillion will be needed over the next three decades to successfully tackle the climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises. Alongside government and philanthropic resources, private investment capital is a critical tool to fill the gap..."

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Trudeau: Climate change here, impact devastating, aggressive action needed

"...Floodwaters cover a road that runs through farmland in Abbotsford, B. C. , Tuesday, Nov..."

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MPs hold emergency debate on B.C. floods, climate change

"...Trudeau noted that B. C. suffered devastating wildfires and extreme, record-setting temperatures this summer and that Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador are currently experiencing their own floods due to heavy rain..."

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E-Tips: Reducing the Use of Plastics

"...Plastic packaging accounts for 47 per cent of plastic waste discarded, and most single use plastics are used for packaging. In 2019 alone, 340,000 tons of plastic waste was thrown out in B. C..."

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New survey looks at lower greenhouse gas emissions for Sidney

"...Feedback will help inform the municipality’s climate action plan currently undergoing revisions. Staff said the plan will include an overview of local climate risks (including drought and increased rain) while addressing ways the municipality can improve resilience. “It will also outline ways the (municipality) and community members can participate in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, focusing on eight different areas, such as transportation, buildings, natural environment, and infrastructure,” staff said in a release..."

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Canada’s economy won’t prosper without climate change investments

"...MORE: The B. C. floods are a mere hint of what climate change could do to the food supply ..."

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Environmentalists say they’re relieved Hamilton city council voted against expanding the urban boundary

"...There's a big sigh of relief amongst environmentalists following Hamilton city council's vote against an urban boundary expansion plan. The controversial topic has brought much debate regarding how to accommodate projected growth, affordability and climate action. Jason Gaidola has more..."

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Nelson youth activists find optimism, frustration at COP26

"...Two environmental activists from Nelson, Linn Murray and Jamie Hunter attended the U. N. ’s climate change conference COP26 this month and came away energized for more climate action..."

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Saskatoon among 95 climate action cities across the world: CDP

"...In order to score an A, CDP said a city must have set emissions reduction and renewable energy targets — as well as publicly published climate action plan. The list is based on environmental data disclosed by the cities. “Disclosing information is a critical step towards taking the right action, and towards cities and governments at all levels developing the right climate change policies,” Mayor Charlie Clark said in the press release on Thursday..."

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How National Net-Zero Targets Stack Up After the COP26 Climate Summit

"...The real impetus for setting net-zero targets came in 2018, with the IPCC finding that the world must reach net-zero emissions globally by midcentury in order to keep 1. 5 degrees C (2. 7 degrees F) — the Paris Agreement’s highest ambition temperature goal — within reach..."

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Jobs in climate action

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Climate Action Analyst - Internship - City of Kamloops (Kamloops, BC)

"...For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes a police information check..."

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Supervisor, Climate Action Programs - Capital Regional District (Victoria, BC)

"...Develops technical and summary reports related to progress in meeting regional climate goals, objectives and targets..."

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Solid Waste Driver/Swamper - Labourer 2 - District of North Vancouver (North Vancouver, BC)

"...We are looking for enthusiastic and results-oriented individuals who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, combined with a safety-conscious and strong work ethic and who enjoy working in the challenging weather conditions of the North Shore..."

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Supervisor, Climate Action Programs - Capital Regional District (Victoria, BC)

"...Develops technical and summary reports related to progress in meeting regional climate goals, objectives and targets..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention climate action.

Here's What's In Victoria's 2022 Budget

Duration: 27:35

"...For Municipal Monday, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps joins to talk about the proposed upcoming 2022 budget..."

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Climate Quickie 1: Leveraging Restoration for Net Zero Tourism Worldwide

Duration: 06:32

"...The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which is the United Nations specialized agency charged with promoting sustainable tourism, today unveiled the “Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism” at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). ..."

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Revisiting Eco-anxiety and the Climate Strike

Duration: 29:08

"...We're on a fall break! In this archive episode, we're revisiting the topic of eco-anxiety and the feelings that drive collective climate action from the 2019 Climate Strike. ..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about climate action.

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH? Is that all our leaders provided at COP26?

"...The COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow was billed as our last chance to limit global warming this century to no more than 1. 5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels..."

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Climate Action Tracker: The state of the climate crisis in 2021 | TED

"...The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, in the race to a zero-carbon world..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about climate action relevant to the latest news.

Human Settlements: Urban Challenges and Future Development

"...Maladaptation to climate change is considered in the context to urban environmental pollution, human health and well-being, and quality of life..."

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Carbon Neutral Communities: Model for Integrating Climate Action into Development Planning

"...The concept of ?carbon neutrality? puts forth the notions of zero carbon development, food and energy self-sufficiency at local government level and falls in line with the Sustainable Development Goals put forward by the UN..."

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Wind Energy, Its Application, Challenges, and Potential Environmental Impact

"...For example, the depletion of fossil-related resources, population, and ever-increasing energy demand are serious concerns and can be effectively addressed through strategies such as (1) raising awareness of global climate issues, (2) switching from a fossil-based economy to a bioeconomy, (3) revolutionizing current modalities of renewable energy, and (4) allowing the full utilization of energy..."

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Possible Climate Actions in Cities

"...This chapter discusses trends in greenhouse gas emissions in cities primarily in the building sector and priorities for climate action for mitigation in the light of global temperature goals..."

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The Role of Blockchain, Big Data, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence for Transformative Climate Action

"...While it will be ultimately us, the humans, who will have to take the decisions, technology empowers smarter decision making when decarbonizing our economy and, at the same time, build the desirable and regenerative society of the future..."

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Climate Change Mitigation Action Enablers for Climate Smart Cities

"...This chapter describes key categories of mature climate change mitigation solutions related to finance and technology that can be readily deployed to support climate actions by cities..."

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New Advanced GHG Accounting System for Cities Enabled by DLT

"...There are also risks, when tracking back the carbon footprint of consumed products, of missing greenhouse emitted during their production..."

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Planning Instruments for Climate Smart and Wise Cities: A Spatial, Green and Digital Deal Approach

"...Climate smart and wise cities extends the concept and approach of smart cities to include the diverse dimensions of climate actions in a holistic manner..."

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Designing Research to Catalyse Climate Action

"...Climate action ahead of 2030 requires ambitious research that is fit for purpose: working across scale, creating synergy among cohorts of projects, and enabling capacity to pursue research uptake..."

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