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    Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals - Final Report

    Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals – Final Report

    ACT is excited to announce the release of the final report and deliverables for our year-long project exploring low carbon resilience (LCR) best practices for professionals. We also present a joint statement signed by the following national professional associations and endorsed by national municipal climate resources provider, ICLEI Canada, in support of advancing LCR in and across their […]

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    National Professional Associations Support Integrated Climate Action

    National Professional Associations Support Integrated Climate Action

    JOINT STATEMENT FROM CANADA’S NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: ADVANCING INTEGRATED CLIMATE ACTION October 29th, 2018 PREAMBLE The recently released IPCC SR1.5 report is unequivocal: we are beginning to experience the impacts of climate change, and it will take “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to keep global warming below the crucial […]

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    (Dec 13) ACT's Executive Director, Deborah Harford on CBC's The Current

    (Dec 13) ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford on CBC’s The Current

    On December 13th, the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford was invited to speak with CBC’s The Current about challenges our society faces in the special edition 11 Years: A Blueprint For Climate Action. Deborah spoke to the need for an immediate focus on solutions, benefits and opportunities. For the full episode see here.

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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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    (May 29) State-City Collaboration on Clean Energy Transformations Conference

    (May 29) State-City Collaboration on Clean Energy Transformations Conference

    Globally, cities are responsible for 75 per cent of energy consumption and an equivalent share of greenhouse gas emissions. A growing number of international bodies—including the IPCC, IEA, OECD and the Global Commission on Climate and Economy—have recognized not only the pivotal role of cities, but underscored the need for stronger collaborative governance. To successfully […]

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    (Feb 27) Information and Tools to Support Transportation Adaptation Webinar

    (Feb 27) Information and Tools to Support Transportation Adaptation Webinar

                Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar led by Transport Canada: Information and Tools to Support Transportation Adaptation The webinar will focus on three federally-led climate initiatives of interest to the transportation sector: The transportation aspects of the Climate-Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure […]

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    (Mar 26) Nature for Impact Conference

    (Mar 26) Nature for Impact Conference

    Hear from Christiana Figueres (former Executive Secretary of the UNFCC 2010-2016) and brands such as L’Oréal, Nespresso, Kering and Chanel on how they their ambition to take action and create net positive impacts along their value chains through nature-based solutions. Recent studies show that nature-based approaches to carbon capture including climate smart agriculture, restoration and […]

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    (Mar 1) Home Flood Risk Assessment Training

    (Mar 1) Home Flood Risk Assessment Training

    Fleming College, Seneca College, Toronto Hydro and Intact Financial Corporation are launching a course to highlight the importance of flood resiliency for Canadian homeowners. The course highlights a range of solutions that can be deployed practically and cost-effectively at the lot level to help residential homeowners reduce flood risk. The course enables learners to gain […]

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    (Feb 21) Ecosystem Restoration with Wildfire: Webinar

    (Feb 21) Ecosystem Restoration with Wildfire: Webinar

              This is the first webinar as part of a new Wildfire and Climate Change Winter/Spring 2019 Webinar Series. When: February 21 9am-10am PST Speaker: Al Neal, Senior Ecosystem Restoration Specialist, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Al will share his many decades of experience in planning […]

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    (April 2,3,4,) Parksville 2019: Building Nanaimo Region’s "Actionable Vision" for Water & Watersheds

    (April 2,3,4,) Parksville 2019: Building Nanaimo Region’s “Actionable Vision” for Water & Watersheds

    Join delegates from the east coast of Vancouver Island and beyond, and attend a ‘watershed moment’ in the City of Parksville on April 2-3-4 for a field day followed by the 2-day symposium. In 2019, the Regional District of Nanaimo is updating their Action Plan for Drinking Water and Watershed Protection (DWWP) to incorporate learnings […]

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    (Feb 28) The Impacts of 1.5 Degrees

    (Feb 28) The Impacts of 1.5 Degrees

    The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Climate Futures Initiative and Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Environment are pleased to introduce the Climate Futures Series: The SCIENCE, the IMPACTS and SOLUTIONS to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees. On February 28th, the Impacts of 1.5 Degrees talk will focus on the approach used by the scientific […]

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    (Jan 25) TEDx: The Power of Multisolving for People and Climate

    (Jan 25) TEDx: The Power of Multisolving for People and Climate

    Beth Sawin presents “The Power of Multisolving for People and Climate” at TEDx Sun Valley. Elizabeth Sawin tells how we can solve the climate issue by helping other people solve their problems. Elizabeth Sawin is Co-Director of Climate Interactive, a think tank that applies systems analysis to climate change and related issues. A biologist with […]

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