Canada   s Top Climate Change Risks Book

Canada s Top Climate Change Risks

  • Author : The Expert Panel on Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Potential
  • Publisher : Council of Canadian Academies
  • Release Date : 2019-07-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9781926522678

Canada s Top Climate Change Risks Excerpt :

Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks identifies the top risk areas based on the extent and likelihood of the potential damage, and rates the risk areas according to society’s ability to adapt and reduce negative outcomes. These 12 major areas of risk are: agriculture and food, coastal communities, ecosystems, fisheries, forestry, geopolitical dynamics, governance and capacity, human health and wellness, Indigenous ways of life, northern communities, physical infrastructure, and water. The report describes an approach to inform federal risk prioritization and adaptation responses. The Panel outlines a multi-layered method of prioritizing adaptation measures based on an understanding of the risk, adaptation potential, and federal roles and responsibilities.

Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment Book

Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment

  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309471695

Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment Excerpt :

Climate change poses many challenges that affect society and the natural world. With these challenges, however, come opportunities to respond. By taking steps to adapt to and mitigate climate change, the risks to society and the impacts of continued climate change can be lessened. The National Climate Assessment, coordinated by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, is a mandated report intended to inform response decisions. Required to be developed every four years, these reports provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date evaluation of climate change impacts available for the United States, making them a unique and important climate change document. The draft Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) report reviewed here addresses a wide range of topics of high importance to the United States and society more broadly, extending from human health and community well-being, to the built environment, to businesses and economies, to ecosystems and natural resources. This report evaluates the draft NCA4 to determine if it meets the requirements of the federal mandate, whether it provides accurate information grounded in the scientific literature, and whether it effectively communicates climate science, impacts, and responses for general audiences including the public, decision makers, and other stakeholders.

Adapting to Climate Change Book

Adapting to Climate Change

  • Author : Gregory R. A. Richardson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: City planning
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN 10 : 1100172386

Adapting to Climate Change Excerpt :

The impacts of changing climate are already evident in Canada and globally. Scientific understanding of climate change indicates that Canada will experience significant shifts in weather patterns over the period of a single generation, a trend that will likely continue for several centuries. Communities of all sizes will face many new risks and opportunities. Managing the impacts of a changing climate will require developing local strategies.

From Impacts to Adaptation Book

From Impacts to Adaptation

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Canadian Museum of Civilization/Musee Canadien Des Civilisations
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Climatic changes
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 0662051750

From Impacts to Adaptation Excerpt :

Discusses current and future risks and opportunities that climate change presents to Canada, with a focus on human and managed systems. Based on analysis of existing knowledge.

A Good War Book

A Good War

  • Author : Seth Klein
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773055916

A Good War Excerpt :

“This is the roadmap out of climate crisis that Canadians have been waiting for.” — Naomi Klein, activist and New York Times bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine • One of Canada’s top policy analysts provides the first full-scale blueprint for meeting our climate change commitments • Contains the results of a national poll on Canadians’ attitudes to the climate crisis • Shows that radical transformative climate action can be done, while producing jobs and reducing inequality as we retool how we live and work. • Deeply researched and targeted specifically to Canada and Canadians while providing a model that other countries could follow Canada needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to prevent a catastrophic 1.5 degree increase in the earth’s average temperature — assumed by many scientists to be a critical “danger line” for the planet and human life as we know it. It’s 2020, and Canada is not on track to meet our targets. To do so, we’ll need radical systemic change to how we live and work—and fast. How can we ever achieve this? Top policy analyst and author Seth Klein reveals we can do it now because we’ve done it before. During the Second World War, Canadian citizens and government remade the economy by retooling factories, transforming their workforce, and making the war effort a common cause for all Canadians to contribute to. Klein demonstrates how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed today for Canada’s own Green New Deal. He shares how we can create jobs and reduce inequality while tackling our climate obligations for a climate neutral—or even climate zero—future. From enlisting broad public support for new economic models, to job creation through investment in green infrastructure, Klein shows us a bold, practical policy plan for Canada’s sustainable future. More than this: A Good War offers a remarkably hopeful message for how we can meet the defining cha

The New Normal Book

The New Normal

  • Author : University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
  • Publisher : University of Regina Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 0889772312

The New Normal Excerpt :

The Canadian Prairies in a Changing Climate is a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of climate change in the prairie provinces, the impacts on natural resources, communities, human health and sectors of the economy, and the adaptation options that are available for alleviating adverse impacts and taking advantage of new opportunities provided by a warmer climate.

Hydrological Aspects of Climate Change Book

Hydrological Aspects of Climate Change

  • Author : Ashish Pandey
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811603945

Hydrological Aspects of Climate Change Excerpt :

This volume arises from the work of Roorkee Water Conclave 2020 and focuses on the hydrological aspects of climate change, hydrological extremes, and adaptation for water resources management. The research papers in this book are centred on themes such as climate change and water security, water resources management, and adaptation to climate change. This volume contains chapters on historical purview of the developments in water management, policy issues, latest development in sustainable water management including their practical applications, real time adverse impact on climate, and more. This volume will be useful to students, researchers as well as practitioners.

Farming in a Changing Climate Book

Farming in a Changing Climate

  • Author : Ellen Wall
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774840200

Farming in a Changing Climate Excerpt :

In farming systems across Canada, effective risk management is necessary to deal with drought, flooding, and extreme weather, and to adapt to altered climate and weather conditions. Unfortunately, climate change risks and opportunities are not always well understood among researchers and policy makers in the Canadian agri-food sector. This book addresses that gap by providing a wide-ranging synopsis of what climate change means for Canadian agriculture, exploring different approaches to the topic, and presenting examples of current research. It covers all agricultural regions and a wide variety of commodity production and farming systems. This comprehensive survey synthesizes twenty years of research on climate change and Canadian agriculture.

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation Book

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

  • Author : Christopher B. Field
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107380103

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation Excerpt :

This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency or magnitude, but populations and assets at risk have also increased, with consequences for disaster risk. Opportunities for managing risks of weather- and climate-related disasters exist or can be developed at any scale, local to international. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, SREX is an invaluable assessment for anyone interested in climate extremes, environmental disasters and adaptation to climate change, including policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.

Managing Climate Risk in the U S  Financial System Book

Managing Climate Risk in the U S Financial System

  • Author : Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
  • Publisher : U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Release Date : 2020-09-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9780578748412

Managing Climate Risk in the U S Financial System Excerpt :

This publication serves as a roadmap for exploring and managing climate risk in the U.S. financial system. It is the first major climate publication by a U.S. financial regulator. The central message is that U.S. financial regulators must recognize that climate change poses serious emerging risks to the U.S. financial system, and they should move urgently and decisively to measure, understand, and address these risks. Achieving this goal calls for strengthening regulators’ capabilities, expertise, and data and tools to better monitor, analyze, and quantify climate risks. It calls for working closely with the private sector to ensure that financial institutions and market participants do the same. And it calls for policy and regulatory choices that are flexible, open-ended, and adaptable to new information about climate change and its risks, based on close and iterative dialogue with the private sector. At the same time, the financial community should not simply be reactive—it should provide solutions. Regulators should recognize that the financial system can itself be a catalyst for investments that accelerate economic resilience and the transition to a net-zero emissions economy. Financial innovations, in the form of new financial products, services, and technologies, can help the U.S. economy better manage climate risk and help channel more capital into technologies essential for the transition.

Climate  Environment and Cree Observations Book

Climate Environment and Cree Observations

  • Author : Marie-Jeanne S. Royer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-12-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319251813

Climate Environment and Cree Observations Excerpt :

This book examines the effects of climate and environmental change in the Eastern James Bay, Canada. This socio-environmentally oriented volume integrates scientific literature with the established ecological knowledge to explore current issues. This multidisciplinary approach allows for a broader understanding of the forces at play on the environment and the societies that inhabit it. It is suited to a wide range of readers from researchers and professionals working in the field to graduate students in climate change, geography, environmental science and ecology.

Fiduciary Obligations in Business Book

Fiduciary Obligations in Business

  • Author : Arthur B. Laby
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-09
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108617604

Fiduciary Obligations in Business Excerpt :

The scholarship on fiduciary duties in business organizations is often pulled in two directions. While most observers would agree that business organizations are one of the key contexts for the application of the fiduciary obligation, corporate law theorists have often expressed disdain for the role of fiduciary duties, with the result that fiduciary law and theory have been out of step with the business world. This volume aims to rectify this situation by bringing together a range of scholars to analyze fiduciary relationships and the fiduciary obligation in the business context. Contributing authors examine fiduciary obligations in fields ranging from entity structure to bankruptcy to investment regulation. The volume demonstrates that fiduciary law can inform pressing corporate governance debates, including discussions over stakeholder models of the corporation that move beyond shareholder interests.

Hard Choices Book
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Hard Choices

  • Author : Centre for Studies in Religion and Society
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release Date : 2004-06-24
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9780889204423

Hard Choices Excerpt :

Drought, floods, hurricanes, forest fires, ice storms, blackouts, dwindling fish stocks...what Canadian has not experienced one of these or more, or heard about the “greenhouse” effect, and not wondered what is happening to our climate? Yet most of us have a poor understanding of this extremely important issue, and need better, reliable scientific information. Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada delivers some hard facts to help us make some of those hard choices. This new collection of essays by leading Canadian scientists, engineers, social scientists, and humanists offers an overview and assessment of climate change and its impacts on Canada from physical, social, technological, economic, political, and ethical / religious perspectives. Interpreting and summarizing the large and complex literatures from each of these disciplines, the book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the challenges we face in Canada. Special attention is given to Canada’s response to the Kyoto Protocol, as well as an assessment of the overall adequacy of Kyoto as a response to the global challenge of climate change. Hard Choices fills a gap in available books which provide readers with reliable information on climate change and its impacts that are specific to Canada. While written for the general reader, it is also well suited for use as an undergraduate text in environmental studies courses.

Canada and Climate Change Book

Canada and Climate Change

  • Author : William Leiss
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2021-10-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780228009863

Canada and Climate Change Excerpt :

Pandemics, massive earthquakes, war, and other catastrophes inspire immediate action because their casualties and destruction are immediately visible. Climate change is an unyielding problem because its long-range dangers are hidden, and thus it is a global risk unlike anything in human experience. The federal government recently announced aggressive climate targets for Canada. We have committed to producing net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, which will require major changes for our economy and way of life. Canadian citizens need to understand why our most distinguished climate scientists and our senior political leaders think that we must meet this target. Canada and Climate Change explains the importance of policies that will ensure we meet the net-zero emissions target. William Leiss provides a firm grasp on what climate change is and how scientists have described shifts in the earth’s climate as they have occurred over hundreds of millions of years and as they are likely to occur in the near future, especially by the end of this century. Leiss argues that citizens have a right to place their trust in what climate scientists tell us. Canada and Climate Change is an essential primer on where we stand on the issue of climate change in Canada and what will unfold in the years ahead.