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Using paleolimnological methods to assess environmental change across Canada

Using paleolimnological methods to assess environmental change across Canada

The Canadian landscape has an abundance of lakes under pressure from multiple stressors. Lakes are sentinels of environmental change, as they archive changes occurring both within the lake, and in the surrounding terrestrial ecosystems within its watershed. Paleolimnology, that is, the study of lake sediment cores to reconstruct past climatic and environmental changes, helps us

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The social life of flooding in Jakarta

The social life of flooding in Jakarta

The issues around flooding have increasingly received attention in a variety of fields, and Jakarta has been a primary case study for a lot of researchers including Abidin Kusno, professor and director at the York Centre for Asian Research. Existing research has significantly contributed to our understanding of the inadequate institutional, organizational and individual capacities for flood

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Sustainable food security in the northern Ghana

Sustainable food security in the northern Ghana

Historical models show that Ghana’s climatic patterns are getting increasingly drier. The average temperature increased at about 0.21°C per decade and 1.0˚C per annum, with rainfall declining at an average of 2.3mm per month (or 2.4% per decade) since the 1960s. The northern savannah ecological zone experiences the most rapid and intense climatic changes and

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Municipal Climate Change Planning Guidance

Municipal Climate Change Planning Guidance

The project revolved around the emerging world of net zero community policy, planning and implementation in an Ontario municipal context. Specifically, the project aimed to: 1. Assess and compare innovative policies and procedures that are being used by Ontario municipalities to integrate growth planning with climate and energy planning. 2. Assess the factors that support

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Strong Environmental Learning and Action

Strong Environmental Learning and Action

The project will develop teaching and learning resources on climate change, authentic learning with certification resources, curriculum-linked map, student-featured instructional how-to-video as well as teaching and board staff training and network building. Researcher: Lewis Molot Project Theme: EcoCampus

Demonstrating Canadian Clean Technologies and Training Future Champions

Demonstrating Canadian Clean Technologies and Training Future Champions

The project implemented a complete and practical training and research platform for clean energy technologies where project partners adapted and demonstrated a clean Canadian technology in Algeria. The technology was related to the optimization of solar charging stations backed up with energy storage for elective vehicle transportation, efficient lighting and electric bikes. The project developed

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Ontario, Quebec: Electricity and Climate Change - Advancing the Dialogue

Ontario, Quebec: Electricity and Climate Change - Advancing the Dialogue

The project outlined actions to "advance the dialogue" on the topic of electricity sector collaboration between Ontario and Quebec by organizing and hosting two events (one in Toronto and one in Montreal), that incorporated perspectives from academia, industry and the non-profit sector, and held under the Chatham House rules to promote more open dialogue between

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Storying Climate Change: Narrative, Imagination, Justice, Resilience

Storying Climate Change: Narrative, Imagination, Justice, Resilience

Storying Climate Change will create a public process of collaborative engagement focused on listening to, creating, and sharing stories about everyday experiences of climate change. Privileging Indigenous and environmental justice traditions in which stories are inextricable from environmental and social understanding, the project will include: 1. a workshop in which an interdisciplinary and multi-community group

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