Content tagged “economy”

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  • Economic impacts

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts damage caused by climate change will cost countries anywhere from 1-5 per cent of GDP depending on geography and the rate of warming. More »

    Issues » Impacts

  • Managing BC's Forests for a Cooler Planet: Carbon Storage, Sustainable Jobs and Conservation

    Forest industry unions and environmental organizations are united in their belief that B.C. must manage its forest more wisely. Forests provide a major hedge against climate change because they absorb and store carbon that would otherwise end up in the atmosphere. This report calls for a number of measures, including increased conservation; a new approach to calculating logging rates that takes into account carbon storage; reducing waste; better tree-planting methods; and a cautious approach to wood-fired bioenergy. More »

    Publications » Reports

  • Imagine a brighter 21st century

    In our short time on Earth, we humans have emerged from a chaotic world, imposing order and meaning in myriad ways, imagining the world into being. That was our great gift. As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, will we prove ourselves to be imaginative beings capable of creating a better world? More »

    Science Matters

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