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· The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions will be the centre of a Pacific region climate change network that includes key scholars from all four research-intensive B.C. universities, major Alberta universities, and from the universities of Washington, California and others.
· Numerous climate-change related research initiatives are already underway at these universities involving leading climate change researchers and Nobel-prize-winning scientists.
· The Institute will complement and build on that ongoing work, which includes:
• Clean Energy Research Centre, www.cerc.ubc.ca
• Centre for Environmental Research in Mining, Metals, and Materials, www.mining.ubc.ca/cerm3/index.html
• Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, www.ires.ubc.ca
• Biodiversity Research Centre, www.biodiversity.ubc.ca
• Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, www.calp.forestry.ubc.ca
• Energy and Materials Research Group, www.emrg.sfu.ca/EMRGweb
• Canadian Integrated Modelling System
• Centre for Chemical Ecology, Chemistry and Biological Sciences
• Centre for Sustainable Community Development, www.sfu.ca/cscd/
• Centre for Coastal Studies, www.sfu.ca/coastalstudies
• Institute for Integrated Energy Systems, www.iesvic.uvic.ca
• Centre for Global Studies
• Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, http://pacificclimate.org
• School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, www.seos.uvic.ca
• Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, www.cccma.ec.gc.ca
• Water & Climate Impacts Research Centre, http://w-circ.uvic.ca
• Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute (NRES Institute), www.unbc.ca/nres
• Community Development Institute, www.unbc.ca/cdi
• National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health, www.unbc.ca/nccah
· The Institute will work to secure funding from federal and industrial sources and serve as a communications hub that will transfer knowledge effectively to governments, industry and the public.
· The Institute will assist government in meeting current and future greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets by providing research support, public outreach and technological innovation.
· The Institute will support and promote community involvement and economic development through public forums, publications, and online information. It will also provide education, training and outreach to business leaders, government, and non-government organizations.
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
Manager, Strategic Communications, Climate Change
Climate Action Secretariat
250 361-7989 (cell)
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