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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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    ACT on Global News for Earth Day

    ACT on Global News for Earth Day

    Check out our Executive Director Deborah Harford on Global News! Deb spoke about Earth Day 2018, touching on what we can do to help reduce our negative impact on the planet. Research shows that by 2050 the ocean will be filled with more plastic than fish, but luckily there is much we can do to […]

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    ACT Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience - The Benefits of Integrated Climate Action

    ACT Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience – The Benefits of Integrated Climate Action

    ACT hosted an exciting webinar featuring our work on Low Carbon Resilience. Low Carbon Resilience is focused on integrating climate change strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts (adaptation). We currently have a window of opportunity to plan implementation of low carbon resilience via coordinated actions, policies, pricing […]

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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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    (June 15) Reducing carbon emissions through innovative urban planning with Alex Boston & Michelle Molnar

    (June 15) Reducing carbon emissions through innovative urban planning with Alex Boston & Michelle Molnar

    David Suzuki Foundation is hosting an important workshop on new opportunities to mitigate climate change through innovative urban land-use planning by Alex Boston (Executive Director of Renewable Cities) and Michelle Molnar (Ecological Economist, David Suzuki Foundation). Adopting leading land-use practices that Alex and Michelle will speak to, can help address housing affordability, congestion, maximizing carbon […]

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    (June 13) Movement & Field Building- Climate Justice and Adaptation Webinar

    (June 13) Movement & Field Building- Climate Justice and Adaptation Webinar

    This is the third webinar in the Climate Adaptation Leadership webinar series hosted by the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University in partnership with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and the University of the District of Columbia’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences. This webinar is about climate justice. The costs of […]

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    (Sept 13) Apply Now for Columbia Basin Trust Environment Grants

    (Sept 13) Apply Now for Columbia Basin Trust Environment Grants

    The Columbia Basin Trust is offering grant opportunities for registered non-profits, public organizations, municipalities, regional districts and Indigenous organizations that will strengthen environmental well-being.  Businesses may be considered depending on the project and its broad community impact. The project must not mainly benefit the interest of the business.   Projects should address one of the four […]

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    Metro Vancouver Climate 2050 – Public Dialogues

    Metro Vancouver Climate 2050 – Public Dialogues

    The Metro Vancouver Board has committed to pursue a regional target of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2007 levels by 2050. In alignment with this target, Metro Vancouver is developing a Climate 2050 Strategic Plan with a vision to ensure our infrastructure, ecosystems, and communities are resilient to the impacts of climate change. […]

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    (June 4) Canada announces $79.21 million in development assistance for Americas

    (June 4) Canada announces $79.21 million in development assistance for Americas

    In addition to all of the important initiatives being supported by the Canadian Government, it is great to see support for climate action and adaptation for communities across the Americas. The pillars of Canada’s engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean region are: promoting democracy, human rights, inclusion and diversity; supporting inclusive growth and poverty eradication; […]

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    (June 12) Webinar: Climate Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure Project

    (June 12) Webinar: Climate Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure Project

    Climate Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure Project Tuesday, June 12, 2018; 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Canada’s climate is changing, and climate model projections suggest that greenhouse gas emissions will influence the climate for decades. Canada’s buildings and public infrastructure systems (bridges, roads, water and wastewater systems, transit, etc.) are designed based on historic data, […]

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