Resources - Climate Change
7,000+ Colleges and Universities Declare Climate Emergency and Unveil Three-Point Plan to Combat It
The letter, which calls on other institutions and governments to declare a climate emergency and pursue urgent action to combat it, was presented at a Wednesday event hosted by the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative—a partnership of various United Nations agencies—at U.N. headquarters in New York City. Link=>
[Resilience 2:1 Organization is signatory of this initiative]
Resilience 2:1 Organization is now signatory of the Resilient Recovery
A resilient recovery creates winners across the country. The time is now to invest in people and projects that will diversify our economy and improve our health and wellbeing.
Complete Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] Report
October 8, 2018
Short summary – PDF document
This report responds to the invitation for IPCC to provide a Special Report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways contained in the Decision of the 21st Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to adopt the Paris Agreement.
Climate Action in Ontario:
2018 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report
Produced by Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in September 2018
Specially interesting is chapter on climate change adaptation called “Getting ready for what’s coming.”
Climate Change in Canada
Climate Atlas of Canada
The Climate Atlas of Canada combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home for Canadians.
James Thornton’s specialty is suing governments and corporations on behalf of his only client – the Earth – and he’s very good at it. In his four decades of legal practice across three continents, he’s never lost a case.
On the Rights of Nature– This is something I have been fretting about for some time. Fretting because the word “nature”, in English at least, is as slippery as eels and as hard to get hold of as smoke. Nonetheless, I am entirely on board with the thesis of the piece. And there is a place for resilience in this discussion.
Welcome to the Green Citizen, a public outreach initiative of the Green Citizen Campaign
at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada.
We also provide training and learning opportunities for organizations seeking the formal recognition of embedding an environmental imperative in their company, and for individuals adding this recognition to their personal resume.
Some thoughts on Resilience 2:1
Dear R2:1 Members: Bill Humber has begun a conversation around defining our focus as an organization. See full text in our conversation section. Responses are encouraged.
• It’s a conversation starter so the first target has to be media/conference/press opportunities
• It’s also a challenge to collaborate with agencies with the interest/knowledge to enhance the measuring process
• and it’s an argument which encourages rebuttal/discussion/debate etc. but ultimately standsfast on its approach
Adapting to a changing climate
A new video documentary by the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee aims at raising awareness on climate change adaptation.
Citizen scientists to map pollution and where more trees are needed
Trees Please Hamilton is looking for citizen scientists’ to help with a new tree planting project that targets lower city neighbourhoods with higher air pollution.
These U.S. Cities Are Best Prepared to Adapt to Climate Change
While many municipalities have plans to cope with higher temperatures and rising sea levels, few have developed detailed strategies to implement them.
Almost Everything You Know About Climate Change Solutions Is Outdated, Part 1
First, climate science and climate politics have been moving unexpectedly quickly toward a broad consensus that we need to keep total human-caused global warming as far as possible below 2°C (3.6°F) — and ideally to no more than 1.5°C.