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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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    (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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    (Oct 10) Conservation Connections 2018

    (Oct 10) Conservation Connections 2018

    BC’s South Coast species at risk annual info sharing and networking event is a unique opportunity to network and connect with experts involved in species at risk recovery. This afternoon event will have presentations regarding the South Coast Conservation Program’s latest resources and initiatives, followed by two engaging panels to share and discuss specific updates and […]

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    Webinar (Oct 4): From Panama to Canada: Urban Water Sustainability & Natural Asset Planning

    Webinar (Oct 4): From Panama to Canada: Urban Water Sustainability & Natural Asset Planning

            Around the globe, local governments and communities are beginning to shift towards “natural asset planning” to promote and ensure urban water sustainability. Historically, nature has been undervalued, underpriced, and overused and there has been no easy way to account for ecosystem services, such as flood control provided by wetlands. In this […]

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    (Sept 19) Film Screening: Women Bending The Curve On Climate Change

    (Sept 19) Film Screening: Women Bending The Curve On Climate Change

    Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford will be the moderator for a public screening of the documentary Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change in Vancouver. Set in the context of the Paris climate change agreements, the new film tells the stories of climate change leaders from Canada’s West Coast working in renewable energy, city […]

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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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