- Record high global temperatures, high winds and rising sea levels are becoming the norm as climate change impacts are starting to be felt on the planet, according to a new comprehensive report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
- The true worth of oceans' services and ecosystems, including food security, storm protection and carbon absorption is not being factored in by policy makers, according to a study from the Stockholm Environment Institute.
- A company that converts plastic into fuels and another that makes measurement sensors for the smart grid are the inaugural investments of a new $30 million cleantech venture fund launched in Ontario.
- The Canadian government has announced new funding of $35 million over five years to Canadian university and government scientists and researchers to help "improve understanding of the climate and the atmosphere."
- The past decade has been one of unprecedented weather extremes. Scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany argue that the high incidence of extremes is not merely accidental.
|Exhibitor:||Government of Quebec|
|Contact Name:||Damien Pereira|
789 West Pender Street,
Vancouver, BC V6C 1H2
Built around a sustainable development framework, the Québec economy features some of the world's strictest environmental protection standards. In its 2006–2012 Climate Change Action Plan, the province has committed to reducing GHG emissions by 20% by the year 2020. In addition, its waste and water management policies, its involvement in the Western Climate Initiative and its environmental assessment procedures for major undertakings make Québec a leader in this field.
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