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$2M project aims to spark new thinking on climate change

By Richard Watts
The Times-Colonist
March 15, 2019
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada West

Robin Cox

Earth’s climate is changing and urgent action is needed to address that reality, says a Royal Roads University professor. “We are already locked into a certain amount of climate change,” Robin Cox. …She is heading up a new project called Resilience by Design, a $2-million effort funded by NRCan and the B.C. Climate Action Secretariat. Its aim is to help professionals think about climate change as part of their job. Professional foresters, for example, might want to change the varieties of tree seedlings used to replant logged-over areas. A forester might want to shift to species more tolerant of dry periods or to periods of heavier rainfall. …Resilience by Design will produce a number of courses for professionals… two courses will be ready by the end of this year.

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