Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report: Headline Statements from the Summary of Policymakers

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.

This 2014 synthesis report covers the following four areas:

  • observed changes and their causes
  • future climate changes (risks and impacts)
  • future pathways for adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development
  • adaptation and mitigation

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Published By: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Publication Date: November, 2014

View Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report

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Designers of the Future: Application of Dementia-Friendly Design Principles @ Online
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Short summary of the presentations: In the fall of 2018, the Ryerson School of Interior Design 3rd year studio students were tasked with creating a conceptual redesign of the Alzheimer Society of Ontario’s (ASO) offices. During the development of the conceptual redesign, students met with the ASO and received a tour of the ASO’s and Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s facilities. Students were tasked with creating a new office interior design for staff and spaces for client and community programs. These two student presentations are notable due to how principles of dementia-friendly design were used in these projects. This studio emphasized the importance for future designers that universal accessibility needs to accommodate those with physical and cognitive disabilities.

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

Cyber Security: Best Practices and Being Prepared @ Johnny Rocco's
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Every day, new security concerns arise in the digital world. If you think you’re too small to be noticed, you’re wrong.

Protecting your computers is more than just installing an anti-virus and trusting it to work. Hackers and scammers go after all kinds of businesses and organizations — big and small — with constantly changing methods. It is essential to stay on top of emerging techniques in the digital security world.

Attendees will learn:

  • Best practices for password policies
  • How to recognize phishing attempts and deceptive links
  • Potential risks of accessing storage devices such as foreign USB drives and unproven network locations
  • Modern virus protection and emerging viral trends and technology

Presented by: Non-Profit Niagara Council with special presenter Bryan Lachapelle, President, B4 Networks

Sponsored by: YMCA Niagara

This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and design, and Mathematics) Rich Environments @ ECCDC
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The first session in this series will consider what STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and design, and Mathematics) is and what this can look like in an early learning and child care setting. Educators will have opportunities to reflect on how they can integrate STEAM into a variety of program areas that support and encourage inquiry based learning.

Educators will have opportunities to Mess About with materials that they can utilize to provide STEAM rich early learning environments and the links to Tinkering.

This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.

Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Caregiver Wellness: Travel Tips and Virtual Travel Experience @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics for this caregiver learning session include:

  • Strategies to reduce stress while travelling with someone living with dementia
  • Explore respite options
  • Experience a virtual armchair travel vacation to Tofino, B.C.
  • Learn how to create & enjoy your own armchair travel experiences

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Regional Chair’s Address @ Americana Conference Resort
Jan 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce (representing Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne-Wanfleet and Welland/Pelham Chambers of Commerce) for lunch as Regional Chair Jim Bradley presents his Regional Chair’s Address.

The moderated discussion will cover topics including the aftermath of non-amalgamation, the status of development in Niagara, and transportation including land, sea and air.

This event is hosted by the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce.

Five Ways Volunteering Can Enhance Your Job Search @ Online
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Job hunting can be challenging in today’s market and applicants need every edge they can get. Volunteering is a great way to gain crucial experience, build transferable skills, network and cultivate references, and hone your approach to job applications. Discover how to search for and apply to volunteer positions and what to expect along the way!

Topics will include:

  • The benefits of volunteering
  • The types of volunteer roles available and the commitments they require
  • How to locate your nearest volunteer centre and search for volunteer roles online
  • What to expect when applying for a volunteer role
  • The five ways volunteering can enhance your job search

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Renting in Niagara: Housing Supports and Tenant Rights (Fort Erie) @ Fort Erie Public Library
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Offered in partnership with the Niagara Community Legal Clinic and local libraries throughout Niagara, these sessions support the goals of Niagara’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan, A Home for All by increasing access to education about rights and responsibilities for those who rent property in Ontario.

You will:

  1. Learn about housing programs in Niagara and how to access them.
  2. Know your rights as a tenant. Topics will include: maintenance and repair issues, common grounds for eviction (the process and amount of notice required), when can a landlord enter a tenant’s unit.

Session dates and locations:

  • January 31, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Fort Erie Public Library (Central Branch)
  • January 31, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., St. Catharines Public Library (Central Branch)
  • January 31, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., West Lincoln Public Library (Smithville Branch)
  • February 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Port Colborne Public Library
  • February 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Niagara Falls Public Library
  • March 27, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Welland Public Library (Main Branch)

This event is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.


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