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    Integrated Proposal to Tackle Canada’s Climate Change Challenges

    ACT – Integrated Proposal to Tackle Climate Change Challenges (PDF download) On August 12, 2016, ACT submitted the following comment to the federal government’s public consultation gathering feedback for the upcoming national climate change plan: Integrated Proposal to Tackle Canada’s Climate Change Challenges KEY RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Recognize the urgency. Changes to the composition of the atmosphere, loss […]

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    LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

    Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

    Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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    Bob Sandford on 'The Current': Transnational Water Policy

    Bob Sandford on ‘The Current’: Transnational Water Policy

    Bob Sandford, ACT’s water policy adviser and co-author of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, appeared on CBC’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti today discussing international water policy and laws. Two municipalities along the Great Lakes – one Canadian and one American- are currently battling over access to water that crosses borders. Bob’s expertise focuses […]

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    ACT Submission to BC Climate Leadership Plan- Phase 2

    Below is ACT’s Submission to Phase 2 of BC’s Climate Leadership Plan consultation process. A PDF version of this submission is also available here. Consultation Opportunity on the Draft BC Climate Leadership Plan ACT, SFU Recommendations: Delivered April 4th, 2016  Preamble Given planned provincial investments in LNG, and reluctance across the country to implement a carbon […]

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    Job Posting: Climate Change & Clean Energy Communications Specialist

    Job Posting: Climate Change & Clean Energy Communications Specialist

    The David Suzuki Foundation is hiring for a Climate Change & Clean Energy Communications Specialist: Position Title: Climate Change & Clean Energy Communications Specialist Reporting: Climate Change & Clean Energy Communications Specialist – reports to the Science and Policy Manager. Description: The purpose of the Climate Change & Clean Energy Communications Specialist position is to provide […]

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    Free Event: Coming to Grips with Ocean Acidification

    Free Event: Coming to Grips with Ocean Acidification

    Coming to Grips with Ocean Acidification Wednesday Sept 21st 4:00-5:00 pm Peter Wall Seminar Room, University Centre Rm 307, 6331 Crescent Rd Vancouver Talk by UBC Zoology professor Dr. Chris Harley Ocean acidification has been called global warming’s evil twin. Like warming, acidification is caused by human greenhouse gas emissions and has the potential to […]

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    Wildlife Ecosystem Resilience in the Context of Climate Change: A Kootenay Case Study

    Wildlife Ecosystem Resilience in the Context of Climate Change: A Kootenay Case Study

    The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is hosting an important upcoming seminar: Wildlife Ecosystem Resilience in the Context of Climate Change: A Kootenay Case Study Wednesday September 21st 2016 3:30-4:30 pm Room 002, University House 1, University of Victoria Please join us for this seminar with Rod Davis. The Kootenay Region of British Columbia […]

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    New POLIS Report: Top 5 Water Challenges That Will Define BC’S Future

          The POLIS project has released its new research report, Top 5 Water Challenges that will Define BC’s Future. Escalating water challenges in BC require a better understanding and coordinated work to avoid future crisis. Drawing on an extensive review of media, court and tribunal cases, and insights from attending over 100 recent events […]

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    Job Posting: Indigenous Research Associate on Sustainability Study

    Job Posting: Indigenous Research Associate on Sustainability Study

    The College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, is seeking one or more Indigenous Research Associates to assist with data collection for a national study on sustainability in educational policy and practice in formal education in Canada. Project The Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) is a research-based partnership between Canadian and International researchers and […]

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    Webinar: Managing Flood Risk in BC's Lower Mainland

    Webinar: Managing Flood Risk in BC’s Lower Mainland

    The next webinar in the Fraser Basin Council’s ReTooling for Climate Change Series: Managing Flood Risk in BC’s Lower Mainland Tuesday, September 27th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Steve Litke from the Fraser Basin Council will be presenting the results of Phase 1 of the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy. Phase 1 examined the region’s flood […]

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    Webinar: Evolving Water Planning Processes in BC

    Webinar: Evolving Water Planning Processes in BC

    Check out the first webinar in the 2016/2017 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series: Evolving Water Planning Processes in BC Thursday, September 15th 12-1:30 pm PT (3-4:30 pm ET) Watershed planning processes are essential to watershed governance, as they bring together key rights holders and interests to articulate a common vision, including priorities, problems, and management […]

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    Canadian Climate Forum: Syposium 2016

    Canadian Climate Forum: Syposium 2016

    The Canadian Climate Forum’s 2016 Symposium will be held October 20-21 in Ottawa. ACT Executive Director Deb Harford is is on the Advisory Board of the CCF, and this Symposium promises to be an informative and exciting opportunity! Check out the information below, and click here to register.

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