Climate Change

central banks

REMI Network

Central banks offer climate risk guidance

The Bank of Canada is one of the newest members of the Network for Greening the Financial System, which has released global recommendations on climate-related risk assessment, monitoring and data sharing.
obesity and climate change

REMI Network

Urban form linked to obesity and climate change

Efficient public transportation and design-based catalysts for physical activity can help curb greenhouse gas emissions related to personal automobile use.
climate action spending

Construction Business

Historic climate action spending appears modest

The promised $679 million amounts to $189 million of actual spending in 2019-20 since most of the investment is to be rolled out over a three-year period.
climate action fund

Canadian Facility Management & Design

CaGBC receives support from Climate Action Fund

The Government of Canada is providing up to $496,333 in funding to the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) through the Climate Action Fund.
integrated climate action

Design Quarterly

Associations endorse integrated climate action

An integrated approach is needed for emissions reduction and adaptation to climate change practices, according to a Simon Fraser University (SFU) report.
climate change first responders

Canadian Property Management

Climate change first responders speak out

Engineers and physicians underscore some of the most worrisome vulnerabilities they see, framed through the lens of their professional concerns and responsibilities for public health and safety.
flood

CondoBusiness

Flood recovery in four steps

There are four basic steps that those responsible for a property need to take to help manage disasters such as floods.
CSLA College of Fellows

Design Quarterly

CSLA ratifies commitment to climate adaptation

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) ratifies commitment to climate adaption through IFLA's historic Global Accord.
carbon pollution amnesty

Canadian Property Management

Feds foil carbon pollution amnesty efforts

Surcharges will apply to 22 different fuel types, but most consumer expenditure is expected to go to gasoline and natural gas price add-ons.
Solar Panels

REMI Network

Edmonton takes action on climate change

The City of Edmonton has launched the Corporate Climate Leaders Program, a new initiative for businesses concerned about climate change.
Canada's big three cities

Canadian Property Management

Canada’s big three cities affirm net zero goal

The mayors of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are among leaders of 19 major world cities aspiring for net zero carbon emissions across their urban building portfolios by 2050.
GHG reduction

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A smart business case for GHG reduction

Smart buildings offer the best hope to reduce carbon effectively, reduce energy costs and provide good return on investment.
dismantling cap and trade

Canadian Property Management

Costs of dismantling cap and trade queried

Several prominent business leaders and professionals are expressing disappointment, and projecting billions of dollars in direct losses and forgone economic development.
energy retrofits and fuel switching

Canadian Property Management

Quebec urges energy retrofits and fuel switching

Conservation is the top priority in Quebec's recently unveiled plan to reduce province-wide energy consumption, boost low-carbon supply and embrace electricity storage and smart grid applications.
insurance industry

REMI Network

Insurance industry unprepared for extreme weather

As historic flooding devastates communities in NB and BC, new research reveals the insurance industry hasn’t considered climate change in their practices.
landscape accreditation

REMI Network

Carbon market funding to upgrade Ontario schools

Ontario is investing in energy upgrades at college and university campuses across the province.
climate change

Canadian Property Management

Slow progress to achieve B.C. climate change goals

A report by the Real Estate Foundation of BC finds little progress has been made towards climate change goals as set out in the BC Climate Action Charter.