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A New Future for Old Forests: What We Heard

In July 2019, government appointed panel members Garry Merkel and Al Gorley to lead an old-growth strategic review. They gathered input and examined old-growth management from a variety of perspectives. On April 30, 2020, they submitted 14 recommendations to the Province in their report. Merkel and Gorley outline a four-phased process government should undertake to develop and implement an old-growth…

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Keeping Nature in our Future A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan Region

Keeping Nature in our Future, ‘A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan Region’ (the Strategy) is an environmental policy framework that sets priorities for identifying, preserving and restoring important natural areas. The purpose of developing a regional strategy was to create a “big-picture” landscape view of the region that provides a framework for considering conservation options for entire ecosystems and watersheds…

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5 Ways to Unlock the Value of the Circular Economy

From the world Resources Institute: Governments and businesses are sitting on a massive opportunity to lessen their climate impact and drive up revenue and consumer satisfaction by moving toward a circular economy. A “circular economy” is one that can: Be regenerative by design, retaining as much value as possible from products, parts and materials Mitigate the climate impact of continually…

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Community Resilience and Wellbeing Amid the Climate Crisis

Universities or other institutions wanting to better support community wellbeing in relation to the climate crisis can now draw upon the findings of a new PICS-supported report, released this fall. The Community Resilience and Wellbeing Amid the Climate Crisis report has been written by Meghan Wise, a University of British Columbia (UBC) Sustainability Scholar, with the support of the UBC Climate Hub, UBC Wellbeing and…

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Emerging Economy Task Force Final Report – March 2020

Background (from preface): “We were given a unique mandate to examine the current state of B.C.’s economy and provide analysis and advice on trends that will change the nature of business and society over the next 10 to 25 years and propose recommendations to ensure B.C. stays at the forefront of emerging economic developments. Through our work, we collected and…

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