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Webinar Series – Climate Change and Action – Understanding our climate history and its present-day implications

September 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for the first webinar of BCCIC’s Climate Change and Action webinar series and learn more about the history of climate change and its impacts on the various sectors of our society. The anthropogenic climate crisis is the defining issue of the 21st century – and one of much contention. It could be overwhelming hearing about such a depressing issue and the government’s response to it, or the lack thereof.

As climate change has been pushed to the forefront of every news media’s front page by the millions of young people marching on the streets, the humanitarian development sector needs to adapt its work program to this new reality as well. Adapting to climate impacts first requires the comprehension of the scale of the problem and the underlying challenges to action, as well as the ongoing and future impacts of the climate crisis on the most vulnerable population of the world.

This first webinar will focus on delivering a holistic understanding of natural climate regime shifts and anthropogenic climate change using concepts from global environmental history and updated scientific projections by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

This webinar will serve as a conceptual foundation for the BCCIC Climate Change and Action webinar series. By the end of this webinar, participants will gain a better understanding of the history of climate change and the most up-to-date scientific analysis of the emission trajectory. The participants will also gain an overview of the various climate impacts on key regions of the world.

This webinar is developed by BCCIC’s youth-led climate change branch as a part of its public capacity-building project funded by the RBC Foundation and the Government of Norway. BCCIC Climate is tackling complex social and environmental problems with an intergenerational approach – working at the apex of youth capacity-building and climate policy advancement at the United Nations and all levels of the Canadian government.

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September 29, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm