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    (Nov 29) ACT's Executive Director Deborah Harford on CBC The Early Edition

    (Nov 29) ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford on CBC The Early Edition

    Is it too late? What we need to do about climate change today (CBC News) ACT’s Executive Deborah Harford was quoted in this recent CBC News article describing that “in the 21st century, all policy, planning, and decision-making, whether political or personal, has to be made through a low-carbon resilience lens that’s designed to reduce emissions […]

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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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    (Dec 3) Forty leading climate scientists and experts call for stronger B.C. climate targets

    (Dec 3) Forty leading climate scientists and experts call for stronger B.C. climate targets

    On December 3rd, in advance of the release of the B.C. government’s climate plan (December 5th), forty leading climate scientists and experts wrote a letter asking the province to strengthen climate targets, introduce a binding climate test for energy projects and end subsidies for fracked LNG as part of its climate strategy. The scientists include Dr. […]

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    (Dec 4) Applying the Climate Lens Resilience Assessment in a BC Context Webinar

    (Dec 4) Applying the Climate Lens Resilience Assessment in a BC Context Webinar

    December 4th (10:00am to 11:00am PST) The Federal Government recently introduced a Climate Lens assessment for those seeking funding for new major public infrastructure projects. Listen to François Levesque of Infrastructure Canada and Dirk Nyland of the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure delve into the resilience assessment component of the Climate Lens. This webinar […]

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    (Nov 26) The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change Hiring Director

    (Nov 26) The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change Hiring Director

    The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is hiring a Director. This position is central to maintaining and advancing the University of Waterloo (UW) as a leading centre for research and knowledge mobilization on the impacts of global climate change and the transition to a decarbonized and climate-resilient society in Canada and around the world. […]

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    (Dec 4/6) Workshops to Develop Agricultural Adaptation Strategies for Kootenay & Boundary

    (Dec 4/6) Workshops to Develop Agricultural Adaptation Strategies for Kootenay & Boundary

    New regional adaptation strategies are being developed to help Kootenay and Boundary agricultural producers prepare for climate change. Farmers in the East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary regional districts have been invited to participate in the strategies’ planning process on Dec. 4, in Creston and Dec. 6 in Greenwood. The process brings together agricultural […]

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    (Nov 13) Ecosphere+: Carbon Footprint Calculator

    (Nov 13) Ecosphere+: Carbon Footprint Calculator

    A new free-to-use tool has launched by Ecosphere+ in order to help businesses calculate their carbon footprint and provide a number of opportunities to offset emissions through a portfolio of forest conservation projects. Examples of how Ecosphere+ carbon credits can help your business; Meet your sustainability and ESG goals. Rebalance your unavoidable impact (for example, delivery […]

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    (Oct 29) Canada's Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

    (Oct 29) Canada’s Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

    At this year’s Annual National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) held in Vancouver on October 29th, Public Safety Canada unveiled a new online forum on GCcollab—a new Government of Canada website designed to increase collaboration between government and stakeholders. GCcollab is a professional collaboration platform that is open to all Canadians by invitation. The […]

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    (Nov 23-30) Vancouver King Tide Photo Collection Campaign

    (Nov 23-30) Vancouver King Tide Photo Collection Campaign

    The City of Vancouver is looking for support from the community this King Tide season (November 23rd-30th), to help document the high water mark. King Tides are the highest tides of the year and with contributions from the community, we can help the City of Vancouver visualize what the shoreline might look like as sea […]

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    (Nov 20) Understanding Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens Webinar

    (Nov 20) Understanding Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens Webinar

    In the context of the recent IPCC report, the launch of the Global Commission on Adaptation, the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, and the advent of the Canadian Centre for Climate Services, the federal government launched in the summer of 2018 a “Climate Lens” to apply to long- lived public infrastructure investments. […]

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