Daily Archives: February 23, 2011

Money-losing carbon tax must be fixed: CCPA, Sierra Club

A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and Sierra Club BC states that the BC carbon tax is “revenue-negative” and increases social inequality. It argues that instead of funding corporate tax cuts, revenues from the tax should be spent on climate change investments such as public transportation and green job creation. READ MORE

IPCC Fourth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Fourth Assessment Report on Climate Change (AR4) in 2007. AR4 is perhaps the largest and most comprehensive summary of climate change ever written, and assesses scientific, technical and socio-economic information in the understanding of anthropogenic climate change, its potential impacts, and options for mitigation and adaptation. READ MORE

IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will finalize its Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change (AR5) in September 2014. Compared to previous reports, AR5 will put more emphasis on the socio-economic impacts of climate change and the significance of sustainable development for adaptation and mitigation. It will also provide more region-specific information on climate READ MORE

C40 Cities

C40 Cities is a network of cities around the world committed to combating climate change, and provides a platform for cities to share information, gather support and demonstrate leadership. At the C40 website you can find information about initiatives, best practices, and climate action plans for each network city.

Don’t Forget Gay and Trans Kids Are Most Bullied

Students from two Vancouver schools recently organized a flashmob to spread the world about the “international anti-bullying day”, or “Pink Shirt Day”, which occurs on Feb. 23. Despite the students’ choice to wear pink shirts with the word “acceptance” written on them, they lack reference to homophobia and transphobia, which are the most common motives READ MORE