Adaptation Canada Waitlisted!
Thanks for your enthusiastic response to Adaptation Canada 2020! The conference is now full.
We invite you to join our wait list to receive priority for any spots that open up.
We look forward to connecting with all conference participants February 19-21 in Vancouver!
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Adaptation Canada 2020 - Conference is sold out, but waiting list is open
Thanks for your enthusiastic response to Adaptation Canada 2020, Canada’s national conference on climate change adaptation, coming to Vancouver February 19-21, 2020. The conference is now sold out, but you are welcome to join the wait list. We look forward to seeing you in February - together, let's raise our game on resilience!
It's Here! — My Climate Story
FBC’s Youth Program has launched My Climate Story, an exciting new online story map featuring stories from BC youth about how climate change is affecting their lives ─ and what is inspiring them to take climate action.
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.
New - Hot Springs Public Survey
Share your views about the future management of Meager Creek Hot Springs and Keyhole Hot Springs (Upper Lillooet River Valley) in a new public survey, hosted by the Fraser Basin Council. The survey is open until February 28, 2020. Learn more.
Art Contest Winners!
Thanks to all who participated in the Indigenous Youth Climate Art Contest. The winners have been announced!
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!