Climate Change

Event

Fire Storm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future

Nov 20 2018 - 7:00pm

Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday November 20 at the University of Alberta to hear the acclaimed writer Ed Struzik talk about his latest book “Firestorm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future.” Ed, who also is a Fellow of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen’s University and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, will outline why he believes a radically different approach to managing wildfire is needed in this era of global warming. Read more about Fire Storm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future

Location

Room BUS 2-9
Business Building, University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

The national price on pollution will bring health and economic benefits to Canadians

Pembina Institute reacts to the announcement of the federal carbon price plan

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the announcement of the federal carbon price plan: Read more about The national price on pollution will bring health and economic benefits to Canadians

Funding Opportunity

Community Environment Action Grant

Deadline: 
18 Nov 2018

Non-profit organizations can get funding to help Albertans build awareness and take action on climate change.

Overview

The Community Environment Action Grant (CEAG) helps Albertans to work together as stewards to take action on climate change. Albertans are already committed to environmental stewardship through initiatives that showcase our water and land literacy. This grant program provides an opportunity to broaden climate literacy, meaning that we think, plan, and act with climate change in mind to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

While the focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the main environmental outcome for all funded projects, projects must demonstrate social benefits such as creating or supporting community- and partnership-building opportunities.

Projects must also:

  • build awareness and understanding about core climate change concepts, based on credible science
  • enhance skills and applied knowledge about practices, tools, products or services that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, facilitating attitude change
  • achieve individual and community behaviour changes by taking personal or collective action toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions

More info & application instructions Read more about Community Environment Action Grant

Funding Opportunity

Community Grants

Deadline: 
31 Oct 2018

From the Alberta Ecotrust website:

We will begin accepting applications to our Grant Program for Community Grants on October 1, 2018. We highly recommend all interested parties contact our grant team before you begin the application process to ensure fit. You can reach the grants team by emailing [email protected] or by calling 1-800-465-2147. Read more about Community Grants

Event

Change for Climate Talks 2018

Oct 24 2018 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Climate change is our generation’s most significant challenge. Let’s come together and find ways to take action on climate change.

Change for Climate Talks 2018 will bring together 11 community leaders, all from different backgrounds, to share why they act on climate change and inspire others to take action now.

Our speakers for the evening include: Read more about Change for Climate Talks 2018

Location

Triffo Theatre
Allard Hall, MacEwan University (11110 104 Avenue NW)
T5K 1M9 Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, Ecojustice give testimony on question of Frontier oilsands mine

FORT MCMURRAY – Expert witnesses for the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, also known as OSEC, gave testimony Monday at a Joint Panel Review hearing on the Frontier Oil Sands Mine, a project that, if built, would be one of the largest oil sands mines ever developed.

“We have serious concern about the long-term economic viability of this project, and whether any economic benefits from this project are acceptable for Canadians in exchange for the carbon emissions this one project alone represents,” said Nikki Way, a fossil fuels analyst at Pembina. Read more about Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, Ecojustice give testimony on question of Frontier oilsands mine

Story

Alberta Narrative Project report released

"The Alberta Narratives Project is a community-based initiative and new approach to public engagement research that builds skills and better communications. It aims to uncover language and narratives that reflect the values and identities of Albertans, and to find ways of talking about our energy-climate future that build bridges to better community conversation."

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Event

Talking Climate 2.0: Turning Research into Practice

Sep 25 2018 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

How to start a conversation Albertans care about.

Building on the success of last year’s Talking Climate events, George Marshall returns to Calgary to unpack the insights and perspectives of the Alberta Narratives Project – a year-long community initiative that engaged more than 500 Albertans and uncovers new ways of talking about climate and energy in our province. Read more about Talking Climate 2.0: Turning Research into Practice

Event

Having climate-energy conversations in Alberta: what works and what doesn’t…

Sep 28 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Few issues facing Canada are as divided – and divisive – as climate change and energy.

In this interactive presentation, George Marshall will unpack the insights and perspectives of the Alberta Narratives Project – a year-long initiative involving nearly 500 Albertans to uncover new ways of talking about climate and energy in our province that are built on common ground and respect for different ways of seeing the world. Read more about Having climate-energy conversations in Alberta: what works and what doesn’t…

Location

Feigel Conference Centre
Allard Hall, MacEwan University (11104 104 Avenue NW)
T5K 1M9 Edmonton , AB
Funding Opportunity

Climate Action Fund

Deadline: 
21 Sep 2018

Introduction

Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time. More than ever before, Canadians are taking part in climate action. Increasing awareness and action on climate change helps Canadians lead more affordable, cleaner and healthier lives while protecting our environment. Read more about Climate Action Fund

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