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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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    Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

    Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

    On March 6th, 2018, ACT, SFU and Western University co-hosted a workshop in Vancouver on the topic of climate change adaptation and governance in Canada, with a specific focus on issues relating to the British Columbia context. Attendees included participants from government, academia, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Particular attention was given to province-wide strategies for adaptation, […]

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    ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

    ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

    Listen to CBC reporter Tina Lovgreen and Deborah Harford answer questions and speak to concerns from BC residents on how their community is adapting to the impacts of climate change. Deb spoke about ecosystem restoration, green infrastructure projects and how valuing ecosystem services can help communities reduce the impact of climate change while reducing their […]

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    Adaptation Primers: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

    Adaptation Primers: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

    ACT would like to draw your attention to the recently published Adaptation Primers published by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. These primers have recently been made available to the public and provide basic yet insightful  information on the “most complex challenge facing decision-makers in the first half of the 21st century.” The Primers are […]

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    (June 26) Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

    (June 26) Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

    The Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience released on June 26th the report titled Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada. The Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford is a member of the Expert Panel and we would like to draw your attention to the conclusions. This report is a product of […]

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    (Aug 1) Call for Proposals: Stewardship Roundtable 2018

    (Aug 1) Call for Proposals: Stewardship Roundtable 2018

    You are invited to share your research! Please join the discussion of stewardship for bird and wildlife populations and their habitats in BC and elsewhere. Is your research relevant to the themes of the Roundtable? Do you want to discuss your research with leaders engaged in the stewardship of bird and wildlife populations? The poster session […]

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    (July 12 & 13) Blue Carbon Forum

    (July 12 & 13) Blue Carbon Forum

    The City of Vancouver and the City of Yokohama warmly invites you to the Blue Carbon Forum in Surrey & Vancouver July 12 & 13. Over one and a half days this forum will bring together academia, government and non-governmental organizations to foster relationships, share local knowledge, and create opportunities to support blue carbon research […]

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    (June 13) Sustainability of the Future and the Future  of Sustainability

    (June 13) Sustainability of the Future and the Future of Sustainability

    Join SFU International on June 13 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)  in a discussion with SFU’s Honorary Degree Recipient, Ashok Khosla on the pathways for promoting sustainable futures in India and elsewhere. Dr. Ashok Khosla, an internationally renowned pioneer in environmental sustainability, develops conceptual frameworks and global systems for promoting a sustainable future that has had profound impacts […]

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    (June 21) Webinar: Integrating Climate Risk In Public Infrastructure Projects

    (June 21) Webinar: Integrating Climate Risk In Public Infrastructure Projects

    June 21st 11:00-12:00 PST: Fraser Basin Council and Associated Engineering are hosting a webinar titled Integrating Climate Risk In Public Infrastructure Projects: The Role of the Private Sector in Providing Climate Services Many public sector organizations are planning to integrate future climate risk in their infrastructure projects. In order for this to occur, there is a growing need […]

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    (June 15) Webinar: Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities

    (June 15) Webinar: Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities

    The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and Engineers Canada are hosting the Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities webinar June 15th 9:00am -10:30am PDT.   Communities are approaching, at an increasing pace, the end-of-life of many critical assets that were built over the past 60 years. With more money flowing to maintaining and replacing aging assets, it no […]

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    (Aug 9-10) Place-Based Food Systems 2018: Making the Case, Making It Happen

    (Aug 9-10) Place-Based Food Systems 2018: Making the Case, Making It Happen

              The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems is convening the Place-Based Food Systems 2018: Making the Case, Making it Happen conference August 9-10th. This two-day conference will draw together academics and community leaders to share the latest research and actions on building capacity for and empowering, place-based food systems. Participants will leave fortified […]

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