April 19, 2017 - 11:20 am
Yesterday, the city of Kawartha Lakes Council formally launched the Kawartha Lakes Healthy Environment Plan.
Since 2016, the City has been working with Partners for Climate Protection, an arm of the FCM that assists municipalities across Canada to design and implement climate change action plans...
Categories: News, Ontario
April 6, 2017 - 11:16 am
On Wednesday, Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, announced its partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and with representatives from 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) – pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation – formally named its first chief resilience officer, Katie McPherson.
Through the support...
Categories: News, Western Canada
March 15, 2017 - 8:13 am
Borealis Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment manager for OMERS, which is the pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees, has formed a consortium with a Kuwaiti investment firm to purchase a stake in Britain’s Thames Water.
The Canadian and Kuwaiti consortium purchased their stakes...
Categories: International, News, Ontario
March 10, 2017 - 10:57 am
The Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas (RP17) concluded this week, which focused on regional policies for preventing natural and human-induced hazards, such as those exacerbated by climate change like flood, drought, and wildfire.
At RP17, delegates gathered to approve...
Categories: International, National, News, Quebec
March 10, 2017 - 6:00 am
As World Water Day on March 22nd approaches, water leaders around the world are planning next steps in global water and climate policy and action. After the significant momentum established at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in November...
March 7, 2017 - 2:50 pm
In Canada, overland flooding costs the Canadian economy more than any other kind of natural hazard. It is the single largest draw on the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA).
In an effort to improve Canada's resiliency to flooding, the federal government has released the first of a series...
Categories: National, News
February 1, 2017 - 11:28 am
The City of Toronto has more than 2,400 publicly owned laneways. These back alleys, that run throughout the city, behind our streets, connecting our residential and commercial neighbourhoods, are an integral part of the urban landscape.
If all 2,400 laneways were put together, they would take up around...
January 20, 2017 - 11:54 am
Organizations representing the actuarial profession in Canada and the United States launched the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI), which has found that incidents of extreme weather have increased threefold from the reference period.
The risk measured by the ACI is relative to the average frequencies...
Categories: International, National, News
January 20, 2017 - 9:16 am
The Government of Canada has announced that it will invest $24.7 in First Nations climate resilience. Called First Nations Adapt, the program will direct funds towards identifying and ameliorating the impacts of climate change on essential infrastructure in communities on reserve.
The program, announced...
Categories: News, Northern Canada
January 19, 2017 - 10:03 am
Power outages, groundwater contamination, and telecommunications disruptions are the top three climate-change hazards identified by New Brunswick municipalities in a Community Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CCCVA) released today by WWF-Canada.
For the first time, communities in the St. John...
Categories: Atlantic Canada, News