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    (Oct 8) 2018 IPCC Global Warming of 1.5°C Report

    (Oct 8) 2018 IPCC Global Warming of 1.5°C Report

    The IPCC has released the special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. This report is in response to a request by […]

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    (Oct 4) ACT Receives Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia Fall 2018 Grant

    (Oct 4) ACT Receives Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia Fall 2018 Grant

    We are proud to announce that ACT has been awarded one of 14 Fall 2018 grants from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC). The REFBC has approved $1.75M in funding to support research, education and policy analysis related to sustainable land use and real estate. Over the next three years, ACT will be using […]

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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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    BOMA Canada 2019 Resilience Brief

    BOMA Canada 2019 Resilience Brief

    ACT is excited to share the latest  version of the BOMA Canada Resilience Brief – an important tool to help building owners and managers begin to consider resilience and the potential risks imposed by extreme weather events. Following the disastrous events of 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires and the 2018 New Brunswick and Toronto floods, industry visionaries, […]

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    (Nov 1)  To Catch a Falling Sky

    (Nov 1) To Catch a Falling Sky

    A conversation series exploring challenges and solutions for water, energy and food resources is kicking off November 1st with a discussion exploring practical climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies for British Columbia. The series is presented by SFU’s Faculty of Environment (which ACT is proudly part of), the Pacific Water Research Centre  and Telus World of […]

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    (Nov 29) Getting Climate Ready- Adaptation Tools for Northwest Communities

    (Nov 29) Getting Climate Ready- Adaptation Tools for Northwest Communities

    Climate change is exposing communities in Northwest BC to changes in weather patterns and more frequent extreme events. These changes place local and regional critical infrastructure as well as health at risk, which the Northwest region has witnessed in recent flooding and wildfire events. Changing climate hazards have created the need to integrate climate change […]

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    TWI2050 Report: Transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    TWI2050 Report: Transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    The World in 2050 (TWI2050) was established by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) to provide scientific foundations for the 2030 Agenda. It is based on the voluntary and collaborative effort of more than 60 authors from about 20 institutions, and some 100 independent experts from academia, business, government, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations […]

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    (Sept 27)  World 'nowhere near on track' to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target

    (Sept 27) World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target

    In anticipation of next months release of the IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5°C we would like to draw your attention to a recent article published in The Guardian, World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target. The article highlights the improbable, if not the impossibility of the world limiting global […]

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    (Sept 24) New #Stand4Forests Platform Launched

    (Sept 24) New #Stand4Forests Platform Launched

    In the wake of Hurricane Florence and wildfires that have swept the United States, on September 24, 2018 over 200 organizations, scientists and elected officials released the #Stand4Forests platform demanding the protection of U.S. forests as a vital climate solution. For the first half of 2018, over 25 environmental organizations and climate justice leaders in the United […]

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    (Deadline Extended: Oct 31) Salmon Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

    (Deadline Extended: Oct 31) Salmon Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

    The application deadline for The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development was been extended to October 31. 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 […]

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    (Oct 25) Antarctic Sea Ice in a Changing World

    (Oct 25) Antarctic Sea Ice in a Changing World

              Living on the Pacific coast, should we be concerned that climate change is heavily impacting Antarctica and the Southern Ocean? A group of international scientists think so. They also think we need to look to our past to better understand what we might expect in the future. Simon Fraser University’s […]

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