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Engaging Communities in Offshore Wind: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from New England Islands

Engaging Communities in Offshore Wind: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from New England Islands

Sarah Klain collaborated with the non-profit organization Island Institute to report on lessons learned about community engagement, community benefits and offshore wind farms proposed near three New England islands. Residents of these island are likely to be the first impacted by offshore wind farms in North America. Island community members may influence the future of this industry […]

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Kai publishes an op-ed on trophy hunting (a moral test, not cost/benefit calculus)

Kai published an op-ed in the National Observer on trophy hunting for grizzly bears in B.C. In it he warns Premier Christy Clark that her stance on this issue risks tarring her with a moral stain, as many voters see this as an issue of appropriate vs. abhorrent relationships with nature, not a purely economic matter.

Bennett, Kadfak & Dearden, 2015. Environment, Development & Sustainability. Community-based scenario planning: A process for vulnerability analysis and adaptation planning to social-ecological change in coastal communities.

Bennett, N., Kadfak, A. & Dearden, P. (2015). Community-based scenario planning: A process for vulnerability analysis and adaptation planning to social-ecological change in coastal communities. Environment, Development and Sustainability.

Bennett, Blythe, Tyler & Ban. Regional Environmental Change, 2015. Communities and Change in the Anthropocene: Understanding Social-Ecological Vulnerability and Planning Adaptations to Multiple Interacting Exposures

Bennett, N. Blythe, J., Tyler, S., Ban, N. (2015). Communities and Change in the Anthropocene: Understanding Social-Ecological Vulnerability and Planning Adaptations to Multiple Interacting Exposures. Regional Environmental Change.

Chan’s lab raises $745 for CPAWS-BC

Chan’s lab raises $745 for CPAWS-BC

Ale, Sarah, Ally, and Kai raised $745 for Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society as part of The Big Wild Challenge trail race.

‘Life Off Grid’ now available on Video On Demand

‘Life Off Grid’ now available on Video On Demand

Jonathan Taggart’s ethnographic film about how and why some Canadians choose to live ‘off the grid’ is now available to the public through Video On Demand. You can watch it here.

Welcome Danny Karp, new Killam Postdoc!

CHANS lab welcomes Danny Karp, from Stanford and UC Berkeley, who will be joining the FuturAgua project.

John Driscoll was awarded a UBC Four-Year Fellowship

John Driscoll was awarded a UBC Four-Year Fellowship for his ongoing RMES PhD degree. Congratulations, John!

Alejandra Echeverri defends her MSc, wins a Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship for her PhD

Alejandra Echeverri defended her MSc and was awarded a Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship for her RMES PhD degree (supplanting her UBC 4-Year Fellowship), starting Sept 2015 in CHANS Lab. Congrats and welcome, Ale!