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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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    (Aug 22) ACT on CBC's The National

    (Aug 22) ACT on CBC’s The National

    On August 22nd, Deborah Harford the Executive Director of ACT was invited to contribute to CBC’s The National report on the impacts of wildfire on human and aquatic health, water and air quality and the vicious cycle resulting in the loss of British Columbia’s forest.  The segment includes a resident from Grassy Plains BC, Bruce […]

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    (Nov 28) Public Sector Accounting Board Opportunity to Comment

    (Nov 28) Public Sector Accounting Board Opportunity to Comment

    The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) creates the Handbook that is the source of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) used to prepare public sector financial statements in Canada. The current Handbook limits what can be reported by excluding natural assets from recognition as Tangible Capital Assets in the standards. There is currently a very important […]

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    (Sept 6)  High Resolution Regional Climate Modelling in Support of Adaptation in Ontario

    (Sept 6) High Resolution Regional Climate Modelling in Support of Adaptation in Ontario

    The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is hosting a webinar tomorrow (September 6th 1pm-2pm EDT) and there is still time to register. The webinar: High Resolution Regional Climate Modelling in Support of Adaptation in Ontario will be presented by Dr. John Liu, Senior Science Advisor on Climate Change, Ontario Ministry of […]

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    (Oct 9-Nov 13) Think Resilience Guided Course

    (Oct 9-Nov 13) Think Resilience Guided Course

    The Post Carbon Institute (PCI) has partnered with Think Resilience to offer a new online guided course called Think Resilience: Preparing Communities for the Rest of the 21st Century Think Resilience have collaborated with PCI and PCI Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg to offer this six-week deep dive that includes six live online sessions. The course includes video […]

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    (Sept 17) Carbon Pricing 2.0: lessons from California and BC

    (Sept 17) Carbon Pricing 2.0: lessons from California and BC

                  Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions will be hosting a panel discussion (September 17th) with experts from California and British Columbia on policy issues and lesson learned from over a decade of experience with carbon emission reduction policies. Join the panel of experts from California and BC as they […]

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    (Aug 29) Perspectives from Climate Services in Europe

    (Aug 29) Perspectives from Climate Services in Europe

    Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium has announce an upcoming talk titled Perspectives from Climate Services in Europe on August 29th as part of their joint Pacific Climate Seminar Series with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. This talk will be given by Dr. Jana Sillmann, who will give an overview of the current arena of climate services from a global scale to a European scale, and outline current climate services […]

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    Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s Climate Summit Proceedings

    Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s Climate Summit Proceedings

    ACT would like to thank the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) once again for hosting and inviting us to participate in the TWN Climate Summit in July 2018. ACT researcher Jack Satzewich was offered an opportunity to present on green infrastructure planning for biodiversity as a climate change adaptation approach. The summit brought together First Nations and all […]

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    (Sept 30) The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

    (Sept 30) The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

    Stormwater run-off is one of the largest non-point sources of pollution in urban areas affecting the health of salmon and our watersheds. Stormwater often contains contaminants such as hydrocarbons and heavy metals derived from vehicle exhaust, brakes and leaked fluids as well as nutrients, pesticides and bacteria from urban and agricultural uses. During rainy days, […]

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    (Aug 24) Stewardship Roundtable 2018

    (Aug 24) Stewardship Roundtable 2018

              Last chance to register for Stewardship Roundtable 2018, hosted by the Stewardship Centre for BC and Bird Studies Canada. This is an incredible opportunity to hear from experts, and share ideas about how to improve environmental stewardship and conservation practices in our communities.  From 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Roundtable […]

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