Subject: Clean Capital Newsletter: Urban Parks | Climate Action Plan | Water Conservation

Urban Parks | Climate Action Plan | Water Conservation
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Clean Capital Newsletter
Clean Capital Newsletter
Green oases in the city
By Maura Forrest, 12 May 2016

Over a decade ago, Vancouver saw three residential alleyways transformed into “country lanes” – grassy, idyllic laneways hidden in different parts of the city.

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"There’s so much we can do now:" UBC professors on meeting Paris carbon targets
By Jonny Wakefield, 12 May 2016

Last month, Canada officially committed to slashing its carbon emissions to 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 as part of the landmark Paris Agreement. 

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Metro Vancouver’s watering restrictions are part of a larger strategy of urban water sustainability
By Arman Kazemi, 12 May 2016
 
Metro Vancouver will introduce its seasonal water restrictions on May 15, earlier than previous summers. This comes after a record-breaking summer last year when the regional body implemented Stage 3 water restrictions for the first time since 2003.

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Other news & events
  • David Andison, adjunct professor with the faculty of forestry at UBC, says a longer, more severe fire season will be the “new normal” in the coming years.
  • Can cities be sustainable? In a rapidly urbanizing world, cities have become a hot spot for climate action. As urban communities expand, urban planners must increasingly
    play the role of climate change problem solvers.
  • Provincial, territorial and federal governments are working together with Indigenous Peoples and the public to shape Canada’s approach to climate change. Submit your idea and join the conversation.
  • FACTS Vancouver Biodiversity and Innovation public conference May 13th 2016.
  • International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22, 2016.
  • Bike to Work Week May 30 - June 5, 2016.
  • District Energy+Water Academy: An executive level intensive to accelerate urban energy and water solutions at the district scale. Vancouver, Nov. 2-4, 2016.
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