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    Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

    Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

    ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford, is a member of the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, launched by Environment and Climate Change Canada in August 2017 to advise the Government of Canada on measuring overall progress on adaptation and climate resilience.  The Panel was asked to recommend a suite of indicators to measure progress on adaptation and climate […]

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    Professionals' Best Practice for Low Carbon Resilience

    Professionals’ Best Practice for Low Carbon Resilience

    In the spring of 2018, ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) at SFU hosted a series of three meetings with professionals and professional associations (provincial and national) to engage participants in discussion about the role of professionals and associations in championing and advancing Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) approaches. The objectives of these sessions were […]

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    Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

    Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

    On March 6th, 2018, ACT, SFU and Western University co-hosted a workshop in Vancouver on the topic of climate change adaptation and governance in Canada, with a specific focus on issues relating to the British Columbia context. Attendees included participants from government, academia, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Particular attention was given to province-wide strategies for adaptation, […]

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    ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

    ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

    Listen to CBC reporter Tina Lovgreen and Deborah Harford answer questions and speak to concerns from BC residents on how their community is adapting to the impacts of climate change. Deb spoke about ecosystem restoration, green infrastructure projects and how valuing ecosystem services can help communities reduce the impact of climate change while reducing their […]

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    (Aug 1st) AGU Climate Solutions Conferences Proposals

    (Aug 1st) AGU Climate Solutions Conferences Proposals

            Call for Climate Educators submissions and collaborations for AGU fall meeting 2018 and Climate Solutions Conference 2019 fall meeting abstract deadline is August 1, 2018. The world wants climate solutions. Beginning in spring 2019, the AGU Climate Solutions Conferences will build pathways and partnerships for communities to discover, define, investigate, and […]

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    (Aug 24) Stewardship Roundtable 2018

    (Aug 24) Stewardship Roundtable 2018

    The Stewardship Centre for BC and Bird Studies Canada, in collaboration with the 27th International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress 2018), the Vancouver International Bird Festival (VIBF 2018), and partners, are convening a Stewardship Roundtable 2018 on Friday, August 24 – a forum and showcase of innovative practices championed in our province and beyond. The Executive Director of […]

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    (Oct 15-21) Global Climate Change Week

    (Oct 15-21) Global Climate Change Week

            Global Climate Change Week will be taking place this from October 15th to 21st. Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action […]

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    Adaptation Futures 2018: Plenary Videos

    Adaptation Futures 2018: Plenary Videos

    The full-length videos of the 3 plenaries from the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference are now available online. Adaptation Futures 2018, the fifth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation, was recently held in Cape Town, South Africa from 18 to 21 June. The conference aimed to facilitate dialogues for solutions between key actors from […]

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    Adaptation Primers: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

    Adaptation Primers: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

    ACT would like to draw your attention to the recently published Adaptation Primers published by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. These primers have recently been made available to the public and provide basic yet insightful  information on the “most complex challenge facing decision-makers in the first half of the 21st century.” The Primers are […]

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    (June 26) Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

    (June 26) Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

    The Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience released on June 26th the report titled Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada. The Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford is a member of the Expert Panel and we would like to draw your attention to the conclusions. This report is a product of […]

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    (Aug 1) Call for Proposals: Stewardship Roundtable 2018

    (Aug 1) Call for Proposals: Stewardship Roundtable 2018

    You are invited to share your research! Please join the discussion of stewardship for bird and wildlife populations and their habitats in BC and elsewhere. Is your research relevant to the themes of the Roundtable? Do you want to discuss your research with leaders engaged in the stewardship of bird and wildlife populations? The poster session […]

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    (July 12 & 13) Blue Carbon Forum

    (July 12 & 13) Blue Carbon Forum

    The City of Vancouver and the City of Yokohama warmly invites you to the Blue Carbon Forum in Surrey & Vancouver July 12 & 13. Over one and a half days this forum will bring together academia, government and non-governmental organizations to foster relationships, share local knowledge, and create opportunities to support blue carbon research […]

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