Adaptation Canada News
Exciting news! The Fraser Basin Council is proud to introduce Per Espen Stoknes and Sheila Watt-Cloutier as keynote speakers at Adaptation Canada 2020. Take a look!
Bonne nouvelle! Le Fraser Basin Council est fier d’annoncer les conférenciers principaux d’Adaptation Canada 2020, Per Espen Stoknes et Sheila Watt-Cloutier. Jetez un coup d’œil à ce qu’ils ont préparé pour vous.
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Adaptation Canada 2020
Catch the Early Bird September 9
Canada’s national conference on climate change adaptation is coming to Vancouver February 19-21, 2020.
Thanks to all who submitted abstracts — the response was incredible. Abstract review is now underway, and notifications will be coming the week of July 29.
Watch for launch of Early Bird registration on September 9. Mark your calendars and be among the first to register!
Adaptation Canada 2020 will bring together experts and leaders from across sectors and regions to work on one of the most urgent issues of our time — how to build climate change resilience in our communities, ecosystems and economies. Learn more & updates!
Big Bar Landslide
In response to a significant landslide discovered between June 21 and 23, 2019 in a narrow portion of the Fraser River near Big Bar, just north of Lillooet, a federal-provincial unified command incident management team (PDF) has been established.
As many people in BC are concerned about the impact of the slide on salmon and interested in response efforts, it may be helpful to check the background and updates from the Province of British Columbia: see Big Bar Landslide Incident.
Electric Vehicles – A Part of Canada’s Climate Change Solution
Electric vehicles (EVs) are a good choice for Canadians who drive and are looking for more climate-friendly options. While EVs can require up to twice as much energy (and create double the greenhouse gas emissions) as gasoline vehicles during the manufacturing process, emissions from driving are significantly lower.
According to a recent life cycle analysis, a mid-size battery-electric sedan, such as the Nissan Leaf, charged up on BC’s clean energy grid, will make up for the initial manufacturing impact after 30,000 km, or about three years of driving. After that, the vehicle produces no further emissions. Over 15 years of driving, assuming 10,000 km per year, the EV generates 99% fewer emissions in operation than a gas vehicle; the EV generates 73% fewer emissions when both manufacturing and driving are taken into account.
To achieve even further emissions reductions, it is critical to have a commitment to the effective recycling of EV batteries. It is important to recover and reuse most battery construction materials and to displace raw materials that would otherwise need to be mined.
Find a summary of the Plug in BC analysis in Policy Options magazine.
Our 2016-2021 Strategic Plan: Advancing Sustainability Solutions will help guide the Fraser Basin Council into our third decade of service.
The five-year plan reflects the Council’s strategic priorities, the way in which we carry out our work and how we define our success. Inspirational and practical, this is the framework for annual operating plans, partnerships, work plans and all decisions to devote time, money and energy to fulfillment of the Fraser Basin Council’s mandate. Take a look.
Indigenous Youth Climate Art Contest
Calling Indigenous Youth Artists! Here's a chance to tell a visual story about your perspectives on BC’s changing climate in your medium of choice, including photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, beadwork or other Indigenous visual arts.
Check it out & apply by September 22.
NEEDED: YOUTH IN ACTION!
FBC's Youth Program is looking for youth 16-30 years old in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor and Kamloops area to join a new initiative called Co-Creating a Sustainable BC. Check it out!