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Living Forests and Oceans: BC's Supernatural Climate Allies, Jan 30

January 30, 2014
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BC is a supernatural part of the world in many regards. Our forest and marine ecosystems are amongst the most effective natural carbon sinks on the planet and play an important role in addressing global warming by sequestering emissions. However, human activities are threatening these forests and coastlines; logging of old-growth forest and development in coastal zones are leading to the loss of vital seagrass and salt marsh ecosystems. Climate impacts like the Mountain Pine Beetle crisis and ocean acidification are threatening the ecological integrity of our natural carbon sinks. Increasing protection of our forests and coasts is one of the most beneficial actions we can take to mitigate climate change and protect sensitive ecosystems. Please join us at our dialogue to learn about BC's forests and oceans as natural carbon sinks.

Panel includes:

Dr. Colin Campbell - Marine Campaign Coordinator, Sierra Club BC
Jens Wieting - Forest and Climate Campaigner, Sierra Club BC

Join Carbon Talks for a lively dialogue on resiliency, adaptation and discover how we can beautify our communities even in the face of climate change challenges.
 
When: Thursday, January 30, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Where: SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1700

Registeration: Seating for this free event is limited, please register with us to attend

Live Webcast: http://creative-services.sfu.ca/broadcast (please note that registration is not required for watching the webcast)

This event is sponsored by Carbon Talks and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.