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    Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

    Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

      Over 40 Speakers & 60 Participant Organizations Already Confirmed The draft program agenda for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit is now published at http://www.risingseassummit.org/agenda.html   When: September 24-26, 2014 Where: New York City Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced Presenters from the National Climate Assessment, Climate Central, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and [...]

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    WEBINAR on key findings from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: now available online

    Dr. Stewart J. Cohen, Senior Researcher, Climate Research Division, Environment Canada, presented key findings from the Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. This webinar is now available online. This webinar was delivered jointly by ICLEI Canada and the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. The [...]

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    CBC News: Extreme weather is the new normal

    CBC News: Extreme weather is the new normal

    CBC reports that climate specialists are calling for a national strategy to help Canadians prepare for extreme weather. View the short video here. The CBC report includes interviews with Bob Sandford, ACT Water Governance author and senior water policy adviser, and Dr. Gordon McBean, Chair of the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Co-Principal Investigator [...]

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    Interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen on the IPCC WGII results

    Interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen on the IPCC WGII results

    The latest episode of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks ‘Adapting to a Warmer World’ includes an interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen, a senior researcher with the Adaptation and Impacts Research Division of Environment Canada, an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia and a member of ACT’s Advisory Board, on the IPCC [...]

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    ACT ED Spoke at Rising Seas Summit

    ACT ED Spoke at Rising Seas Summit

    ACT’s ED Deborah Harford presented at the Rising Seas Summit today. The inaugural Rising Seas Summit is bringing more than 170 professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats [...]

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    50 Canadian climate researchers speak out in support of the People's Climate March

    50 Canadian climate researchers speak out in support of the People’s Climate March

    Canada is failing to meet its carbon pollution reduction targets, and its climate researchers are calling for a change. An open cast mine near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, used to extract oil from the Athabasca tar sands fields, which are preventing Canada from reducing its carbon pollution. Photograph: Emily Beament/PA The Canadian government is hell-bent on [...]

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    PICS: NEW GRIDDED HYDROLOGIC MODEL OUTPUT PORTAL PAGE

    PICS: NEW GRIDDED HYDROLOGIC MODEL OUTPUT PORTAL PAGE

    Figure: The user interface of the Gridded Hydrologic Model Output Portal Page. In 2012, PCIC launched its Data Portal with the BC Station Data Page, which makes observations from more than 6000 stations available to the public. In the two years since, PCIC expanded our Data Portal, with a High-Resolution PRISM Climatology Page and a Statistically Downscaled Climate Scenarios Page. Now we are expanding [...]

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    PICS CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SFU UBC LECTURE SERIES – Adapting to Climate Change: Global Knowledge, Local Action

    PICS CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SFU UBC LECTURE SERIES When: September 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: UBC Robson Square, Room C180, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver Register: climatechangeadaptation.eventbrite.ca Live Web Stream: pics.uvic.ca/events/live-webcast Join moderator Tim Takaro, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU, and speakers Stewart Cohen, Environment Canada, Lori Daniels, Faculty of Forestry, UBC and Jonathan O’Riordan, former [...]

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    Public Reading at Chapters on Robson – BeeTime: Lessons From the Hive by Mark Winston

    Public reading and signing by the author of a new book entitled BeeTime: Lessons From the Hive, Mark Winston, co-founder of ACT. Where: Chapters bookstore on Robson in Vancouver  (http://winstonhive.com/?page_id=164) When: Thursday 9 October at 7:00 PM. The book covers the myriad lessons we can learn from honeybees and wild bees, lessons that are particularly vital to us today as the threats [...]

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    The world’s biggest ever hackathon against climate change is THIS WEEKEND

    The world’s biggest ever hackathon against climate change is THIS WEEKEND and we need your help in Victoria (and around the world) to make it as big a success as possible! Our objective is to unite all the world’s software engineers, product designers and technology innovators who care about climate change to come together and make a difference. How [...]

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    Creating a Blueprint for Watershed Governance Webinar Series

    On September 17th, the POLIS Water Sustainability Project is hosting the first webinar in its 2014/2015 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register now! WHAT: A Blueprint for Watershed Governance in British Columbia DATE: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) In this webinar, Oliver M. Brandes (Co-Director, POLIS Project on Ecological Governance) and [...]

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    Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation

    Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation

    September 18, 2014 from 2:00pm-3:00pm ET –Synthesis (presented by Fiona Warren, Natural Resources Canada) andAdaptation: Linking Research and Practice(presented by Jimena Eyzaguirre, ESSA Technologies Ltd.). This webinar is being co-hosted with the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP). October 2, 2014 from 1:30pm-2:30pm ET –Overview of Canada’s Changing Climate(presented by Elizabeth Bush, Environment Canada) October 16, 2014 [...]

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