With community conversations ramping up across the country, we’re excited to start sharing the stories of the Green Resilience Project and our partners. In that spirit, here are a few recent articles that feature the Project from publications across Canada. Happy reading! Staring down climate crisis, communities create roadmaps by Natasha Bulowski in Canada’s National Observer, Jan. 7, 2022. Green Resilience Project Pinpoints Basic Income as ‘Key to the Climate… Read More »In the news
News and Resources
Here you’ll find articles, resources and other materials related to climate change, income security and their connections to community resilience. We’ll also post relevant updates about the project and its community partners.
Housing and climate change are connected. Like unaffordability, climate change is an additional threat to housing security in Canada, displacing millions of people from their homes every year. People who are displaced due to climate disasters, or who are unhoused, feel the effects of climate events and extreme weather more intensely than people who have secure housing. Ensuring adequate, affordable housing for everyone is key to protecting communities from the effects of climate change.
A new opinion piece from Green Resilience Project steering committee members Mitchell Beer and Sheila Regehr makes the case for including basic income in Canada’s climate action plan.
earning journey to develop and implement local climate transition plans through a whole-community approach. Participants will be encouraged to pursue a common vision and common agenda for their community through deep civic engagement and multi-sectoral leadership.
Staggering forward after being pummeled by an “atmospheric river” last week, British Columbia has now imposed both travel and gas restrictions throughout its southwest and coastal regions, reports CBC News. The former will ensure ease of passage for repair crews and emergency personnel, while the latter aims to prevent panic buying as fuel supplies grow tighter, with both the Trans Mountain and Enbridge Westcoast pipelines still offline.
Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, accounting for 23 per cent of total emissions. As such, it’s a clear area of focus when it comes to exploring lower-carbon climate solutions. What will it take to create low-carbon transit that’s affordable, reliable and builds resilience in communities across Canada?
Glasgow’s COP 26, billed as the last chance to save the world from catastrophic climate change, failed to make the radical steps scientists said were needed but finally ended in a political consensus agreement 24 hours later than planned.
members Mitchell Beer and Jim Mulvale joined basic income activist Scott Santens and the Tamarack Institute for a Vibrant Communities webinar on the links between climate change and basic income.
Food insecurity is the lack of access to a sufficient quality or quantity of safe, nutritious food due to financial limitations (or, in cases of food deserts, limited physical access). In Canada, it’s a major problem that affects millions of people: before the COVID pandemic, approximately 4.5 million people were food insecure, or about 1 in 8. In just the first two months of the pandemic that number grew by 39%.
Climate change is the rise of global temperatures and the impact of that rise on weather systems. Climate change causes a wide range of effects including sea level rise, flooding, wildfires, drought, extreme weather, species extinction, food shortages and more. In Canada, we’re already feeling many of these impacts first-hand. And if we don’t act now, and act drastically, these effects will only worsen.