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    LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

    Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

    Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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    Bob Sandford on 'The Current': Transnational Water Policy

    Bob Sandford on ‘The Current’: Transnational Water Policy

    Bob Sandford, ACT’s water policy adviser and co-author of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, appeared on CBC’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti today discussing international water policy and laws. Two municipalities along the Great Lakes – one Canadian and one American- are currently battling over access to water that crosses borders. Bob’s expertise focuses […]

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    ACT Submission to BC Climate Leadership Plan- Phase 2

    Below is ACT’s Submission to Phase 2 of BC’s Climate Leadership Plan consultation process. A PDF version of this submission is also available here. Consultation Opportunity on the Draft BC Climate Leadership Plan ACT, SFU Recommendations: Delivered April 4th, 2016  Preamble Given planned provincial investments in LNG, and reluctance across the country to implement a carbon […]

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    ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

    ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

    ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford was interviewed for the Winter issue of the SFU School of Public Policy Magazine. Deb discusses how ACT got started and how it has evolved since its inception. One exciting point is that climate change adaptation did not used to be a pressing concern for many in Canada, but with […]

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    Webinar: Understanding Climate Change Risks in Canada’s Coastal Regions

    Check out this upcoming NRCan webinar: Understanding Climate Change Risks in Canada’s Coastal Regions: From Infrastructure to Ecosystems Thursday, June 16th 1:00-2:30 pm ET Interactive Atlas on Sea Ice Hazards for Coastal Areas As the climate of the arctic is changing rapidly, the need for precise information on ice state is needed by a number […]

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    Agriculture and Food Security: Enabling the Planning Practitioner

    Agriculture and Food Security: Enabling the Planning Practitioner

    The PIBC South Coast Chapter will be exploring the challenges and opportunities facing planners and local decision makers working with the agriculture sector and facilitating food security in their communities. Throughout BC, people and agriculture have converged, often experiencing land use conflict or concerns between farm & non-farm uses. However, the proximity (and diversity!) of […]

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    Webinar: The Status of the Circular Economy

    Another intriguing webinar offered by the Security & Sustainability Forum: The Status of the Circular Economy Tuesday June 21st, 1:15-2:45 pm ET The Circular Economy is more than minimizing waste generation.  It is a “cradle to rarely reaching the grave” approach to the economy and human activity. CE concepts rest on comprehensive approaches to closing loops, thus […]

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    Webinar: Integrated Land Use

    Check out this upcoming webinar offered by the Security & Sustainability Forum: Integrated Land Use: What Do Individuals and Societies Need From Landscapes?  June 2nd, 2016 1:15- 2:45 pm The ongoing extensification of agriculture is leading to historically unprecedented tradeoffs between food production and other ecosystem services such as biodiversity, non-timber forest products, landscapes aesthetics, […]

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    Fraser Basin Council Report Released: BC Floods Risky, Costly

    Fraser Basin Council Report Released: BC Floods Risky, Costly

    The Fraser Basin Council released their report on flood risk in British Columbia, including their assessment of the state of the province’s diking system. From CTV News: “The Fraser Basin Council says a major flood along the coast or the Fraser River could be the most costly natural disaster in Canadian history, with potential losses of […]

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    Climate Nexus Webinar: Slides and Summary Online

    ACT’s two most senior advisers, Bob Sandford and Jon O’Riordan, recently presented a POLIS webinar. In this webinar, the speakers shared insights from their recent publication “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy & Biodiversity in a Changing World.” The presentation highlighted how changing hydro-climate systems are creating a crisis for the Nexus elements, and discussed the range of transformative […]

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    Carbon Talk: Lessons from Germany on Effective Municipal Climate Leadership

    Effective Climate Leadership in Cities: Lessons from Germany Germany is known for its ambitious national energy policies, but its cities are also home to some important innovations. We all know about the Copenhagens and Oslos of the world that are leaders in climate action, but those big names are not the only ones forging ahead […]

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    Engineers Canada Training Events on Climate Change

    Engineers Canada Training Events on Climate Change

    Register today for these Engineers Canada Training Events on Climate Issues: This June, Engineers Canada will be hosting two training events to help engineers adapt to a changing climate. Both are offered in the National Capital Region over consecutive days and can be taken individually or together. Each are a step toward achieving an Infrastructure […]

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