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The Climate March is On!

On September 21st, hundreds of thousands of individuals and organizations participated in the People’s Climate March in cities around the globe. In …

A Year of Extremes | Tracking Change with Twitter and JS Timeline

July 10, 2014<p>At roughly this time last year, Toronto and Calgary were both affected by record breaking flood events. The flooding in Toronto on July …

NRCan, the World Bank and Henry Paulson on the climate bubble.

June 24, 2014<p>In the last few days we’ve seen a number of high level reports, commentary and records broken with respect to the multi-faceted risks …

Assessing Climate Change Risks to Natural Heritage Systems in the Region of Peel

June 16,2014<p>Climate change is anticipated to impact not only built infrastructure, for example roads, bridges, and electrical transformers, but also …

Climate Change Risk Assessment in the Region of Peel

November 2013<p>On November 26, 2013, the OCC and TRCA hosted a two-part workshop focused on a current climate change risks assessment (RA) pilot …

Speculation versus Science: The Findings of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report

September 2013<p>On September 27, 2013, the first part of IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report was published. Leading up to its release, speculation and …

Obama’s Call for Climate Action

June 2013<p>On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in sweltering temperatures President Barak Obama presented his administration’s long awaited plan to address …

A Reflection on the First Annual Climate Change Research Symposium

May 2013<p>On May 13, 2013, the Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC) hosted the First Annual Climate Change Research Symposium which brought together a …

“What is your motivation for engaging in Climate Change research in Ontario?

May 2013<p>What is your motivation for engaging in Climate Change research in Ontario?” This was one of the questions posed to the participants in the …

Environmental Highlights of 2012

March 2013<p>Climate change is a current issue which has captured the interests of both local and national governments, in Canada and internationally. …

Climate Change Mitigation – One Seed at a Time: Restoring the Diversity of Southern Ontario’s Carolinian Forests

March 2013<p><b>“Society grows great when people plant trees whose shade they will never sit in.” – Greek Proverb</b><p>A few years ago, after having taken many …

Youth Climate Report and York University Researchers in Doha, COP18

December 2012<p>The most recent meeting of the UNFCCC at COP 18 meeting in Doha saw the premiere of Neko Harbour Entertainment Inc’s third edition of …

Summer Blog Series – Kirstin Silvera Blogs from Costa Rica – Climate Change and our Coral Reefs

June 4th 2012<p><i>As part of our summer-long blog series, Kirstin Silvera, a member of the CC-RAI team will be discussing climate change and its impact on</i> …

Climate Change Research and Services: What information do stakeholders need?

June 20, 2011<p>On Monday May 30, CCRAI and OCAD University hosted a one day workshop – “Climate Change: A Dialogue with Stakeholders” – in support of …

Sun Come Up – The story of the world’s first climate change refugees

March 16, 2011<p>CC-RAI invites you to the first Canadian screening of the Oscar-nominated short documentary, Sun Come Up – The story of the world’s …

Knowledge Exchange and Climate Change

March 16, 2011<p>On March 1st, York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit and the Climate Consortium for Research Action Integration (CC-RAI) co-hosted the York …

Climate Is No Small Talk – Recommendations for Advancing Climate Change Research at York U

March 4, 2011<p>Please watch this spot for additional announcements and updates on CC-RAI. In the meantime, please download our Climate is No Small Talk …