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Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety (COMT) endorsed a Canada-wide Strategy on Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) at their meeting on January 21, 2019 in Montreal, delivering on a commitment in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Newfoundland and Labrador was represented at the meeting by the Honourable Steven Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, and Minister Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Service NL.Read More
The Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) is an international collaboration of nations and adaptation experts led by Bill Gates (Co-Founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), Kristalina Georgieva (CEO of the World Bank) and Ban Ki-moon (8th Secretary General of the United Nations). Its objective is to raise the political profile of climate change adaptation and bringing scale and speed to adaptation solutions. With 19 convening nations, Canada is one of the five countries who will be financially contributing to the GCA, providing $7.5 million dollars over the course of two years.Read More
According to a recent article published in the Journal PLOS One, thousands of tufted puffins in the Bering Sea are dead partly because of starvation and stress brought on by changing climate conditions. In this new study, the team of researchers, from the University of Washington, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Survey, found that the puffins' food supply has been disrupted by changes in air and sea temperature, and in winter ice levels. Tufted puffins normally feed on krill and small fish; food that is now going to bigger predators than the orange-beaked seabirds.Read More
What is climate change?
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Follow the link below to find out more about what it is and what's causing it.About climate change