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Basics & Theory

Architect Magazine: Reconsidering Carbon Terminology
Architect Magazine says William McDonough, the renowned architect behind the Cradle-to-Cradle design philosophy, offers new terminology for carbon, the much-maligned element.

Architect Magazine: The Language of Carbon
Architect Magazine describes seventeen terms that will help you talk the talk of carbon positive design.

You Tube: Video Of Straube Presentation On Climate Change & Energy
Dr John Straube video presentation from Building Science Seminars 2006 covers climate change and energy.
Education & Training

CSA: Canadian Seminars & Courses On The Environment
CSA offers a number of courses across Canada in various topics relating to the environment and your business.
Industry Information

APEG BC: 2014 Engineers Position Paper On Climate Change
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC position paper Changing Climate in British Columbia: Evolving responsibilities for APEGBC and APEGBC Registrants, discusses climate change as it relates to the practice of professional engineering and geoscience. (PDF)

BC Gov: 2015 Climate Leadership Team Report Released
BC government has released the Climate Leadership Team Report and the province will begin public consultations in January 2016.

BC Gov: 2019 CleanBC Accountability Report
The CleanBC Climate Change Accountability Report details the progress toward meeting the 2030 emissions reductions target and CleanBC goals. (PDF)

BC Gov: BC Provincial Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report 2017
In 2017, British Columbia's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were 64.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2e). Net emissions after including 1.0 Mt CO2e in offsets from forest management projects were 63.5 Mt CO2e. Accordingly, B.C.'s net GHG emissions were down 2.0%, from 64.8 Mt CO2e in the baseline year 2007.

BC Gov: Climate Action for the 21ST Century
BC Government has acted decisively to mitigate direct consequences related to global warming. It has set the necessary regulatory context for the province’s citizens and industries to position themselves in the fight against climate change and to seize the opportunities created in the emerging low-carbon global economy. British Columbia’s comprehensive set of climate actions and policies are enshrined in law. (PDF)

BC Gov: Community Energy & Emissions Inventory Reports
Province of BC online Community Energy and Emissions Inventory reports for all BC local governments will assist them in creating community-wide GHG emissions baselines for their official community plans.

BC Gov: Economic Tools For Climate Change Adaptation
BC Government report Economic Tools for Climate Change Adaptation: Private Real Estate Decisions looks to better understand decision-making in the real estate sector and where it may break down in the context of climate change adaptation; It looks at the real estate development process as a whole, and three areas that usefully illustrate the case for intervention: planning developments; property occupancy & renovation; property redevelopment. It provides a case study of the barriers to efficient adaptation decisions by private individuals and businesses in the sector, and the economic instruments that governments in BC could potentially use to overcome them. (PDF)

BC Gov: Overview Of New BC Climate Leadership Plan
The Climate Leadership Plan is British Columbia's next step to fight climate change. This plan highlights the first set of actions they are taking to help meet their 2050 emissions reduction target of 80 per cent below 2007 levels, while building a clean economy. These actions are expected to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25 million tonnes below current forecasts by 2050 and create up to 66,000 jobs over the next ten years. (PDF)

BCBC: 2015 Paris Agreement & BC Considerations
Business Council of BC says going forward, and absent a hard look at how we account for GHGs, the Canadian and BC economies may shrink under the pressure of mounting climate change and energy regulation. The result would be increased imports of more GHG intensive products while Canada ends up ceding market share for our lower-carbon manufactured, energy and other natural resource goods.

BCBC: Canada is Not Falling Behind in Addressing GHG Emissions
Business Council of BC says Canada beats the US in lowering electricity-related GHG emissions over the 1990 to 2015 timeframe, with a reduction of 17%. Over the same period, US electricity sector emissions rose by 17%. Canada also fares quite well if the starting point is 2005: we posted a 33% decline in electricity-related emissions in the subsequent decade, compared to a 29% decrease in the US.

BCBC: Per Capita Emissions. What Does It Mean?
Business Council of BC says there is much talk about climate emergency these days, with substantial blame aimed at industry for increasing global greenhouse gas emissions. However, two things rarely are mentioned — the role of consumers and the impact of global population growth.

Brookings Institution: US & Canadian Public Opinion On Climate Change
Brookings Institution report Public Opinion on Climate Change in the United States and Canada examines the public perceptions of climate change in both countries, respectively. The report outlines and compares findings from polling survey's taken in both countries on the belief in climate change and global warming. (PDF)

Canada Gov: 2011 Auditor Report On Canadian Climate Change Plans
The 2011 October Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Canada covers the federal government’s climate change plans under the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act.

Canada Gov: Built Environment Items In Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change
Government of Canada says the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change approach to the built environment will include (1) making new buildings more energy efficient; (2) retrofitting existing buildings, as well as fuel switching; (3) improving energy efficiency for appliances and equipment; and (4) supporting building codes and energy efficient housing in Indigenous communities.

Canada Gov: Canada's Mid-Century Long-Term Low-Greenhouse Gas Development Strategy
Canadian Government report Canada's Mid-Century Long-Term Low-Greenhouse Gas Development Strategy outlines an emissions abatement pathway consistent with net emissions falling by 80 per cent in 2050 from 2005 levels. (PDF)

Canada Gov: Canada's Sixth National Report On Climate Change 2014
Canada's Sixth National Report on Climate Change summarizes actions to meet commitments under the United Nations framework convention on climate change. (PDF)

Canada Gov: Greenhouse Gas Sources & Sinks In Canada
Environment Canada National Inventory Report 1990-2014: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada provides key emission trends for specific sources, sectors and regions; and provides a core set of data for setting baseline emissions and further analysis. (PDF)

CBofC: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation In Canada
Conference Board of Canada report Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Canada says Canada’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have been a patchwork of federal programs and regulations and separate provincial action plans. This report reveals how a more coordinated approach could be more effective and cost-efficient. Free registration required.

CCA: Energy Use In Canadian Construction Industry 1990-2015
Canadian Construction Association presents trends in energy and greenhouse gas emissions between 1990-2015. (PDF)

CCA: Technology & Policy Options For Low-Emission Energy System In Canada
Council of Canadian Academies report Technology and Policy Options for a Low-Emission Energy System in Canada, provides a review of options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and moving Canada toward a low-emission future.

Climate Examiner: Climate Policy Options, Conversation with Mark Jaccard
Climate Examiner explores climate policy options with Mark Jaccard, who helped design BCs carbon tax, and still supports it. But he questions just how politically viable a stringent taxat the level needed to meet climate targetscan really be. So he also continues to explore how other policies that the public find more acceptable could work.

Climate Smart: BC Construction, Real Estate, Carbon Emissions
Vancouver-based Climate Smart on industry brief Construction, Real Estate, and Carbon Emissions helps flesh out the business case for energy efficient buildings. It looks at carbon management in small and medium-sized construction and real estate firms. (PDF)

Energy Vanguard: Another Down Year for Heating Degree Days
Energy Vanguard says it's been another down year for heating degree days, and points to a trend since 2010.

Environment Canada: 2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reference Case
Environment Canada report 2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reference Case presents the future impacts of policies and measures taken by federal, provincial and territorial governments as of November 1st, 2016.

Environment Canada: Canada's Emission Trends
Environment Canada report Canada's Emission Trends presents projections of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada to the year 2020. It shows how the future path of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada will depend on a number of factors including: government actions, technological change, the growth in the economy, and developments in energy markets. (PDF)

EU: US Climate Change Policy 2015
European Union online report US Climate Change Policy reviews and updates the previous 2013 report providing an overview of the climate change policy in the US. Starting with the emissions trend it then makes some general remarks about policy making in the US before entering into concrete climate policy, both domestically and at international level. Finally, there is a section displaying three climate topics of mutual interest for the EU and the US. (PDF)

FCM: Canadian Municipal Role In Fighting Climate Change
Federation of Canadian Municipalities report on Municipal Role in Fighting Climate Change shows the federal government can jump-start its national climate change strategy by partnering with municipalities on cost-effective, community-based projects. (PDF)

Fine Homebuilding: Climate Change for Builders is Biggest Opportunity
Fine Homebuilding says faced with consequences equivalent to a giant asteroid set to hit the earth in 10 to 50 years, designers and builders owe it to the future to do their part, and need to start right now.

Fraser Institute: Climate Policy Implications Of Hiatus In Global Warming
Fraser Institute study Climate Policy Implications of the Hiatus in Global Warming highlights the pause or hiatus in global warming and what it means for public policy in Canada and around the world. It says there has been no statistically significant temperature change over the past 15 to 20 years, despite an 11 per cent increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas levels since 1995.

IPCC: Mitigation Of Climate Change 2014
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change online The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (WGIII AR5) provides a comprehensive assessment of all relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as activities that remove them from the atmosphere. (PDF)

IPCC: Options Exist To Limit Climate Change Effects
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change online Concluding Instalment of the Fifth Assessment Report says options are available to adapt to climate change and implementing stringent mitigations activities can ensure that the impacts of climate change remain within a manageable range, creating a brighter and more sustainable future. (PDF)

Lethbridge Univ: Alberta Climate Records 1950 To 2017
University of Lethbridge interactive online database provides access to climate records from 1950 to 2017 for the province of Alberta.

Metro Vancouver: Climate Projections For Metro Vancouver
Metro Vancouver report Climate Projections for Metro Vancouver says temperatures in Metro Vancouver are warming. Global climate models project an average increase of about 3C in our region by the 2050s. Our ability to adapt to climate change requires specific information on how changes in temperature and precipitation will play out locally, how expected changes may vary throughout the seasons, and about new climate extremes. (PDF)

NRCan: Canada's Marine Coasts In A Changing Climate
NRCan online report Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate assesses climate change sensitivity, risks and adaptation along Canada's marine coasts. It includes overviews of regional climate change impacts, risks and opportunities along Canada's three marine coasts, case studies demonstrating action, and discussion of adaptation approaches. (PDF)

NRCan: Generation Energy Council Advises on Low Carbon Economy
Generation Energy Council, using results from the in-person and online engagements across Canada, is advising on how it thinks Canada should transition to a reliable, affordable, low-carbon economy in the future.

NRTEE: Economic Impacts Of Climate Change For Canada
Canadian National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy online report Economic Impacts of Climate Change for Canada summarizes a national-level study that assessed costs of growing climate change in our country and what it could mean to people, places, and prosperity. (PDF)

PCC: Pacific Coast Climate Action Plan
British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California are working together on climate change and clean energy. The Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy commits the four jurisdictions to an alignment that places a price on carbon. (PDF)

PICS: Energy & GHG Emissions In British Columbia 1990-2010
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions report Energy and GHG Emissions in British Columbia 1990-2010 provides an overview of energy supply and use, greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency in British Columbia. (PDF)

REF: BC Real Estate Foundation 2016 Submission For BC Climate Leadership Plan
Real Estate Foundation of BC shares its comments and recommendations for the second round of consultation on the BC Government Climate Leadership Plan. It includes a package of ten recommendations for integrating transportation and land use planning.

REF: BC Real Estate Foundation Submission To 2015 BC Climate Leadership Plan
BC Real Estate Foundation submission to the 2015 BC Climate Leadership Plan says the land-use and infrastructure planning decisions made in communities today will have long-lasting implications for community energy demand and energy costs for decades to come. (PDF)

Science Daily: Insurance Industry Paying Increasing Attention To Climate Change
Science Daily says according to a new study the insurance industry is increasing its efforts to manage climate change-related risks.

SPI: Canada's GHG Progress to 2030 Paris Commitment
Smart Prosperity Institute says as the politicization over climate policy rises with the upcoming election, there is an increasing need for a sound information base to unpack Canada’s progress towards its greenhouse gas target.

SPI: Construction & Carbon, Impact of Climate Policy on Building in Canada
Smart Prosperity Institute says over the next few years, the construction sector is one of the winners of carbon pricing, as escalating carbon prices unleash a wave of business and household investment.

SPI: Toward Canada's Climate Goals
Smart Prosperity Institute paper Toward Canada's Climate Goals: The Policy Research Agenda for Getting to 2030 and Beyond sees a need for more analysis to underpin the development of policies that support emissions reduction and clean economic growth, with the wellbeing of Canadians at heart. (PDF)

T&F: Climate Policies for Buildings
Taylor & Francis discusses whether or not there is sufficient policy literacy within the built environment community to convincingly engage with policy-makers and policy formulation to play an active role in generating, explaining and evaluating policy options.

Treehugger: How to Change Building Sector to Major Carbon Sink
Treehugger describes a study that shows how to change the building sector from a major carbon emitter to a major carbon sink.

Trottier: Low-Carbon Energy Futures, Review Of National Scenarios
Trottier Energy Futures Project report Low-Carbon Energy Futures: A Review of National Scenarios says Canada can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to a fraction of current levels while maintaining or improving living standards and quality of life. (PDF)

Visual Capitalist: World's Carbon Emissions in One Giant Chart
Visual Capitalist online chart uses the most recent data from Global Carbon Atlas to demonstrate where most of the world’s CO2 emissions come from, sorted by country.
Industry Sectors

CICC: Canadian Institute for Climate Choices
Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is a collaboration of experts from a diverse range of disciplines and organizations across the country. They undertake research, analysis and engagement on climate challenges and policy choices.

CKB: Climate Knowledge Brokers
Climate Knowledge Brokers Group is an emerging alliance of around 50 of the leading global, regional and national knowledge brokers specializing in climate and development information.

PICS: Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, hosted and led by the University of Victoria works to develop innovative climate change solutions, seek new opportunities for positive adaptation, and lead the way to a vibrant low-carbon economy.
Information Sources

AlphaGalileo: Online Database of 40 Countries National Energy Use & CO2 Emissions
AlphaGalileo says the on-line World Input-Output Database launched by the European Commission Joint Research Centre provides data on the industrial and household energy use of residents in more than 40 countries and their corresponding CO2 emissions for the period 2000-2016.

BC Gov: Web & Mobile Apps For Climate Action
BC Government site displays winning apps in their Apps for Climate Action Contest that challenged Canadian software developers to raise awareness of climate change and inspire action to reduce carbon pollution by using data in new applications for the web and mobile devices.

Canada Gov: Canada's Action On Climate Change
Government of Canada website provides resources on Canada's action on climate change, including carbon pricing, clean electricity, transportation, buildings, innovation and more.

Canada Gov: Environment & Climate Change Canada Library Services
Environment and Climate Change Canada Library Services provides related information resources and services to Canadians.

CBofC: Publications on Low-Carbon Growth Economy
Conference Board of Canada provides access to their past reports on various topics relating to the low-carbon growth economy.

Climate at a Glance: Brief Summaries of Climate Issues
Climate At A Glance condenses frequently argued climate issues into brief 1-2 page summaries. Bullet-points at the top provide quick, memorable information. Short summaries of a paragraph or two provide additional depth. Many summaries include powerful visual graphs. Embedded links verify the information.

Climate Discussion Nexus: Climate Science & Policy Debates
The Climate Discussion Nexus is a group of concerned Canadians who believe more information about climate science and policy debates will lead to better decisions.

Climate Examiner: Blog & Site With News On Climate Change For BC & Beyond
Climate Examiner is a free blog and website providing news on climate change for BC and beyond.

Climate Tagger: Knowledge Solutions To Combat Climate Change
Climate Tagger utilizes Linked Open Data to scan, sort, categorize and enrich climate and development-related data, improving efficiency and performance of knowledge management systems.

Climate4you: Information on Meteorological & Climatologically Issues
Climate4you objective is to provide information on meteorological and climatologically issues of general and specific interest.

Environment Canada: FAQ's About The Science Of Climate Change
Environment Canada gives an FAQ overview on climate change that may help contractors keep up to date with what is going on relative to their industry.

Medium: Seven Essential Books on Energy & Climate Change
Medium says these books will give you insight into energy and climate change as well as clear steps that can be taken to address them.

NRCan: Publications On Climate Change
Natural Resources Canada Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division has produced a number of publications for various audiences. These publications include assessment reports that document recent science and examine key adaptation issues across Canada, policy-relevant documents for decision-makers of all levels, and posters, CDs, and maps for educational purposes and the general public.

NRCan: Resource Site On Climate Change
NRCan provides climate change information and resources, including Impacts and Adaptation, Climate Change Science, and Climate Change Resources.

PICS: BC Resource Site On Climate Change
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, hosted and led by the University of Victoria, provides information and resources on climate change.

PICS: Climate Change Adaptation Resource Guide For Local Governments
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions report Climate Change Adaptation for Local Government A Resource Guide, provides links to information for local government adaptation. (PDF)

Stewarding Energy: Newsletter On Climate Friendly Energy
Stewarding Energy is a free Canadian newsletter that provides links to information and resources on climate-friendly energy.
Issues & Performance

Climate Communication: Heat Waves & Climate Change
Climate Communication features experts discussing the connections between extreme heat and climate change. IT summarizes our current scientific understanding of the connection between climate change and the recent increase in extreme temperatures, as reported in peer-reviewed research articles published through May 2012.

Columbia Law School: Sabin Center For Climate Change Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School develops legal techniques to fight climate change, trains law students and lawyers in their use, and develops databases on climate law and regulation.

CSA: New Carbon Neutral Program For Building Owners
CSA Standards has launched the CSA Registered Carbon Neutral Program. It provides organizations and building owners with a credible, transparent process by which to declare their carbon neutrality and receive recognition in the program registry, as well as authorized use of the new program label.

ENN: Climate Models Over-Predict Precipitation Increase
Environmental News Network says Lawrence Livermore researchers and collaborators have found that most climate models overestimate the increase in global precipitation due to climate change.

Exeter Univ: Role of Natural Factors Underestimated on Climate Change
University of Exeter study suggests that the natural phenomena such as solar eleven-year cycles and strong volcanic explosions play important roles in recent climate change which has been underestimated.

FP: Cities Ramming Through Flawed Climate Change Policies
Financial Post says climate change has so far been the domain of higher levels of government, but cities are becoming increasingly active on the file by implementing their own bylaws, setting their own targets and joining global initiative [without thinking about the cost impact on residents].

Fraser Institute: Are Canada's Climate Action Plans Cost-Effective?
Fraser Institute study on Canada's climate action plans finds that current provincial plans will cost Canadians billions and likely produce very little environmental benefits, based on a detailed review of provincial climate action plans and results from countries and other jurisdictions around the world that have pursued similar policies.

GBA: Buying Into Climate Change
Green Building Advisor says rising insurance costs may convince Americans that the risks of climate change are real.

GBA: Landfills Have a Huge Greenhouse Gas Problem
Green Building Advisor says in 2010, more than 10% of all methane generated by humans came from landfills.

IIASA: More Energy Needed to Cope with Climate Change
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis says a new study found that by mid-century climate change will increase the demand for energy globally, even with modest warming.

ISO 14064: International Standards For Greenhouse Gas Reporting
International Organization for Standardization series 14064 Specification are a set of voluntary international standards provide guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals.

PICS: Actions & Policies to Reduce Urban GHG Emissions in BC
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions report Evaluation of Actions and Policies to Reduce Urban GHG Emissions Using Multiple Criteria describes options for contributions towards energy efficiency in BC Built Environment. (PDF)

SF Gate: Cities Must Prepare For Climate Change Or Get Sued
SF Gate says insurance companies are preparing for climate change, and it behooves cities to follow suit. Insurance companies are beginning to file lawsuits against small towns and cities who the companies say haven't prepared for climate-change-related floods and storms that potentially could cost the companies billions in payments.

UN Univ: Information On Climate Risk Insurance
United Nations University says the new online Climate Insurance database shares the experiences of numerous international organizations in the field of risk transfer and insurance solutions in the context of climate risk management and disseminates information on good practices and innovative solutions.

US EPA: Endangerment Findings For Greenhouse Gases
US Environmental Protection Agency finds that the current and projected concentrations of the six key well-mixed greenhouse gases--carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)--in the atmosphere threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations. (PDF)

Watts Up With That: Fabricated Climate Crises, Scary Camp Fire Stories
Watts Up With That says several politicians and a few scientists tell us we are facing a climate crisis. They warn if we do not act now, we’ll leave our children an uninhabitable world. Naturally nobody wants that. But throughout history, the public has been bamboozled by various “end of the world” stories.

ACT: Transformative Climate Change Planning For Canada
Adaption to Climate Change report Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada describes low carbon resilience as climate change strategies that integrate and achieve co-benefits between greenhouse gas emissions reduction (mitigation) and planning designed to reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts (adaptation). This paper demonstrates the potential value of their integration, explores examples of low carbon resilience strategies, and considers options for their implementation in Canada. (PDF)

BC Climate Action Toolkit: Resource Site For Local Governments
BC Climate Action Toolkit is a tool for knowledge sharing and collaboration. It provides the latest news, best practices, practical advice, information, and strategic guidance to help BC local governments successfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, at the same time, strengthen their communities.

Build It Green: Online Green Home Calculator
GreenPoint Rated Green Home Calculator provides an estimate of energy and water use generated by the built components of a California home. The estimate is based on your inputs coupled with data on average Californian homes from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Your results may vary due to operational habits such as leaving on the lights or heat for extended periods. This variability in usage cannot be captured in the calculator's estimates.

CEA: Community Energy & Emissions Planning Guide
Community Energy Association online Community Energy & Emissions Planning Guide describes the purpose and content of a community energy and emissions plan, its benefits, and how to go about creating one. The guide provides practical tips, examples from BC communities, and links to more detailed information. (PDF)

CEA: Local Government Measures To Reduce Energy Use & GHG Emissions
Community Energy Association report Modelling High-Impact Local Government Measures to Reduce Energy Use and GHG Emissions for New and Existing Buildings in BC's Lower Mainland describes key policy measures and analytical approaches, such as emission inventories and modelling, which can help BC local governments estimate the impact of proposed GHG reduction actions from the Build to Zero initiative. (PDF)

CEA: New 2020 Funding Your BC Community Energy and Climate Change Initiatives
Community Energy Association guide Funding Your Community Energy and Community Energy Association has released the 2020 edition of Funding Your Community Energy and Climate Change Initiatives: A Funding Guide for BC Local Governments. It features more than 40 funding programs that support local government energy planning, energy efficiency measures, renewable energy projects and sustainable transportation initiatives.

CLF: Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) Tool
Carbon Leadership Forum has released the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) tool. The open source tool is for architects, engineers, owners, construction companies, building material suppliers and policy makers to compare and reduce embodied carbon emissions from construction materials.

Climate Interactive: En-ROADS Online Climate Solutions Simulator
MIT online interface En-ROADS climate solutions simulator is a new tool that simulates 100 years of energy, land, and climate data to identify solutions in less than a second.

CSA: Environment and Natural Resources Standards
CSA Group is recognized in North America and around the world as a leader in standards development and has been instrumental in developing international environment and natural resources standards for over 30 years.

Energy Transition: Doing More with Less
Energy Transition Magazine says to aggressively reduce our emissions, we are going to need to overhaul our thinking about not only what we build but also how we build.

Energy Transition: Electrify Everything
Energy Transition magazine says electrification of transportation and heating is a necessary next step to avoid the most severe effects of climate change.

FBC: BC Regional Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative Program
Fraser Basin Council describes the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative program, which is one of a number of similar collaborations across the country within Natural Resource Canadas national program. BC RAC aims to strengthen regional capacity and increase action to advance climate change adaptation planning and implementation in local governments, First Nations governments, and the natural resource sector.

GBA: How Households Drive Up Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Green Building Advisor says everything you eat or wear, and every time you drive, adds to global emissions.

GHG Protocol: Greenhouse Gas Protocol For Cities
The Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories uses a robust and clear framework to establish credible emissions accounting and reporting practices, thereby helping cities develop an emissions baseline, set mitigation goals, create more targeted climate action plans and track progress over time.

Living Future: Embodied Carbon Guidance
Living Future downloadable Embodied Carbon Guidance document leads projects through the process of embodied carbon evaluation and reduction for both the Zero Carbon Certification and the Living Building Challenge 4.0 Energy Petal.

NAHB: Climate Change, Density & Development
US National Association of Home Builders report Climate Change, Density & Development: Better Understanding the Effects of Our Choices, says the assumption that higher density equals fewer GHG emissions is not based in fact. Instead, multiple factors involving density, vehicle miles traveled, market forces, and demographics are what determine the overall impact of land use on climate change. (PDF)

NRCan: Managing Climate Risks: Highlights For Business Leaders
NRCan report Managing Climate Risks: Highlights For Business Leaders explains why acting now to prepare for future climate realities makes good business sense. The report draws from the most up-to-date analysis of climate change impacts, risks and responses across Canadian sectors and highlights approaches and resources to enhance climate resilience. (PDF)

NRCan: Online Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
NRCan online Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator helps to translate abstract measurements of GHG emissions into concrete terms, such as emissions from cars or households.

NRTEE: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate
Canadian National Round Table on Environment and Economy report for companies, Facing the Elements: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate, sets out practical information, advice, and recommendations on the business case for climate adaptation and how this can positively affect bottom lines. (PDF)

PEIA: BC Climate Plan, Energy Roadmap, Clean Economic Development Strategy
Pacific Energy Innovation Association provides an overview of CleanBC and the BC Climate Plan, energy roadmap and clean economic development strategy. (PDF)

PICS: What Works For Motivating People To Act On Climate Change
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions report describes what works and what doesn't for engaging the public and motivating people to act on climate change solutions. (PDF)

RMI: Climate Finance Access Network Introduced at COP25
Rocky Mountain Institute has unveiled an innovative intervention to unlock finance in developing countries: adding in-country capacity in the form of highly trained climate finance advisors. In 2020, RMI and partners will launch the Climate Finance Access Network, which will ensure that more countries have access to finance experts who are better prepared and better connected to finance institutions.

US DOE: Scientists Accidentally Turn CO2 Into Ethanol
US Department of Energy says scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous.

US EPA: Local Climate Action Framework: A Step-By-Step Implementation Guide
US EPA online Local Climate Action Framework: A Step-by-Step Implementation Guide provides step-by-step guidance and resources for local governments to plan, implement, and evaluate climate, energy, and sustainability projects and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change impacts.

US HUD: Climate Change & City Hall
US Department of Housing & Urban Development provides links to climate change information, policies and resources for municipalities.

USGBC: Climate Action Requires Putting People Firs
US Green Building Council report says generating public support for climate action may require more extensive education about the health and economic benefits.
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