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Leading Economists: Green Coronavirus Recovery also Better for Economy

New research, based on interviews with more than 200 economists and economic officials, suggests that spending money on climate-friendly “green” policy initiatives could not only help shift the world closer to a net-zero emissions pathway, but could also offer the best economic returns for government spending.  Check the summary here, full report available here. Download the workingpaper20-02.

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Ecosystem Services and their Valuation

Healthy, functioning ecosystems are our natural capital and are essential for our quality of life & well-being…

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Matching demand with supply at low cost in 139 countries among 20 world regions with 100% intermittent wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) for all purposes

This study was hailed as a Roadmap to 100% Renewable Energy by Steve Hanley.  Key findings: “there is no technical or economic barrier to transitioning the entire world to 100 percent clean renewable energy with a stable electric grid at low cost (Jacobson).”  This is important because it addresses a common claim by critics that renewables are unreliable and intermittent, a problem the…

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Imagine Kelowna

Imagine Kelowna is our response to the forces of change. In 2018, Kelowna is a city in transition and Imagine Kelowna is the community’s vision, principles and goals to thrive in the face of unprecedented growth and change.” The following principles and goals work together as a system to help the community achieve its vision: Collaborative, Smarter, Connected, Responsible.

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Water Management & Climate Change in the Okanagan Basin

This report, published in 2001, was quite prescient about the effect of climate change in the Okanagan Valley, especially with respect to water management. Purpose: To identify climate change impacts and possible adaptation strategies for the Okanagan region, and to test an approach for engaging resource managers and regional stakeholders as collaborators in research and dialogue on climate change impacts…

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