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    (October 27) Low Carbon Resilience Interventions: Case Studies at the Building, Neighbourhood and Community Levels

    (October 27) Low Carbon Resilience Interventions: Case Studies at the Building, Neighbourhood and Community Levels

    ACT LCR InterventionsOctober 27 marks the release of ACT’s latest report: Low Carbon Resilience Interventions: Case Studies at the Building, Neighbourhood, and Community Levels. A compilation of comprehensive LCR interventions and associated case studies, this report gives readers a robust understanding of practical LCR application in communities.  While mitigation and adaptation have often been planned […]

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    (October 17) ACT Report: Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada

    (October 17) ACT Report: Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada

    ACT has released an updated report: Paying for Urban Infrastructure in Canada: An Analysis of Current and Emerging Economic Instruments for Local Governments.  This report updates and supplements ACT’s 2015 report Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments. While governments of all levels have made […]

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    (September 10) Report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience

    (September 10) Report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience

    A report entitled Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience released today by the Global Commission on Adaptation begins the ‘year-of-action’. This report calls for a revolution in understanding, planning, and finance to make climate risks visible, and incorporate these risks into all decisions. Further, it calls for political leadership to shake […]

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    (July 22) - Release of Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia

    (July 22) – Release of Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia

    On July 22, 2019 the Government of BC released a Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia to help better understand climate-related risks in BC and develop appropriate measures to these risks. This is the first provincial-scale climate risk assessment in Canada, and the first phase of an initiative to better understand climate related risks […]

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    (November 20) Talk on Climate Change and Building Science

    (November 20) Talk on Climate Change and Building Science

    Humans spend over 90% of their time indoors, so understanding how climate change is affecting the operations and adaptation of buildings is critical. Join the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium in Victoria, along with building scientist Rob Lepage in Victoria on Nov 20 at 3pm to discuss this interesting topic in more detail.  Register for the […]

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    (November 29) Can't Face it Alone: Public Dialogue

    (November 29) Can’t Face it Alone: Public Dialogue

    We cannot face climate change alone. It impacts our communities, our decisions, and emotions, but leveraging our personal connections and relationships can drive solutions and innovation. Join SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on November 29 at 4:30 to discuss this topic, and learn about how climate change moves beyond the individual.  To learn more […]

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    (November 21) Webinar: Living with the Rain: Adapting to Increased Future Rainfall in the Greater Vancouver Area

    (November 21) Webinar: Living with the Rain: Adapting to Increased Future Rainfall in the Greater Vancouver Area

    Climate change is expected to bring an increase in total annual precipitation as well as more intense rainfall events to the Greater Vancouver area. How can this region and others work with climate projections of future precipitation and prepare for these changes? This webinar will give examples of how two government bodies are leading the […]

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    (Now - January 10) Have Your Say. Climate Ready BC: Preparing Together

    (Now – January 10) Have Your Say. Climate Ready BC: Preparing Together

    Have your say on B.C.’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy Climate change is already impacting communities across British Columbia. We’ve seen record wildfires, extreme weather, increased drought and more frequent flooding. That’s why the government’s CleanBC plan commits the Province to develop a Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy to help ensure that communities across B.C. […]

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    (November 14) You, Me & CleanBC: A Dialogue for Young Leaders on Climate Action.

    (November 14) You, Me & CleanBC: A Dialogue for Young Leaders on Climate Action.

    Join the SFU Centre for Dialogue on Thursday November 14 for the event You, Me & CleanBC: A Dialogue for Young Leaders on Climate Action. This event will be a dialogue about the collective climate action needed in BC and an opportunity to learn more about current youth-led and provincial government-led climate initiatives. Attendees can hear […]

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    (November 20) Vacancy Announcement: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Pacific Water Research Centre, SFU

    (November 20) Vacancy Announcement: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Pacific Water Research Centre, SFU

    The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University is hiring a post-doctoral researcher (PDR). The PDR will play a leading role in a tri-national project on methodologies for costing of flood impacts in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The main objective of this project, approved and funded by […]

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    (October 30) - We’re way past the point of preventing climate change, it’s time to adapt

    (October 30) – We’re way past the point of preventing climate change, it’s time to adapt

    A recent University Affairs magazine article has a title to make you pause: We’re way past the point of preventing climate change, it’s time to adapt. The article clearly marks the transition from a world in which we thought we could prevent warming above a degree, to a world where we are no longer in […]

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    (October 29) New Report: Ahead of the Storm: Developing Flood-Resilience Guidance for Canada’s Commercial Real Estate

    (October 29) New Report: Ahead of the Storm: Developing Flood-Resilience Guidance for Canada’s Commercial Real Estate

    The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation announces their latest report entitled: “Ahead of the Storm: Developing Flood-Resilience Guidance for Canada’s Commercial Real Estate.”  As the commercial real estate industry strives to minimize its exposure to flood risk, this report provides a concise list of flood-resilience measures that can reduce the potential for property damage, business disruptions, […]

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