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    Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change

    Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change

    On April 22, celebrate Earth Day with a panel discussion on the importance of storytelling when it comes to climate change. Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change Saturday, April 22 2:00 – 3:30 pm Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library Join ACT Executive Director Deb Harford, author Claudia Casper ,and ecofiction expert Mary Woodbury to […]

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    Watch Now: ACT on Columbia River Treaty Panel

    ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford and Senior Advisor and water expert Bob Sandford were panelists at this recent event: The Columbia River Treaty: Seeking Solutions to Emerging Challenges This panel discussion on the Columbia River Treaty was moderated by Dr. Zafar Adeel, Executive Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre at SFU. Panelists included: Eileen Pearkes, Author, […]

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    ACT moves to a new home in the SFU Faculty of Environment's Pacific Water Research Centre

    ACT moves to a new home in the SFU Faculty of Environment’s Pacific Water Research Centre

    ACT is excited to announce a new partnership with SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre (PWRC) based at the Faculty of Environment. Please see the press release below for details: {Click here for SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre Statement} SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre beefs up with Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) 07 February 2017 SFU’s Pacific Water […]

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    Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

    Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

    As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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    Seminar: Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Adaptation

    Seminar: Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Adaptation

    Wednesday, April 19 10:00 – 11:00 am SFU Blusson Hall 10800, Burnaby Campus No pre-registration needed. Exposure to extreme heat is a recognized threat to public health. In the United States, more people die of heat-related causes each year than of all other natural disasters combined. Furthermore, periods of extreme heat are expected to become […]

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    Webinar: Can clean energy thrive in the Trump era?

    Webinar: Can clean energy thrive in the Trump era?

    On April 27, Clean Energy Canada is hosting a free webinar to explore the latest data on clean energy development trends globally, and what the Trump administration’s energy agenda means for international and North American clean energy opportunities. Thursday, April 27 2 pm ET/ 11 am PT    As Canadian clean energy companies look to […]

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    Recruitment: International Centre for Environmental Management

    Recruitment: International Centre for Environmental Management

    RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ICEM – International Centre for Environmental Management is an award-winning independent technical service centre that assists government, private sector and communities to define and implement policies for sustainable development. Established in 1999, ICEM has its regional headquarters in Hanoi and is staffed by full-time international and national technical and administrative personnel. ICEM works […]

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    Understanding the Changing Legal Climate:  Canadian Climate Law for Engineers

    Understanding the Changing Legal Climate: Canadian Climate Law for Engineers

    Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Certification Course Continuing Professional Development Short Course Climate change is here. It has already had a serious impact on our infrastructure, economy and environment; and its future impacts will only grow with time. Mitigation efforts may slow the rate of change, but are unlikely to reverse the trend. The majority of […]

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    Call for Abstracts: SFU Climate and Energy Research Day

    Call for Abstracts: SFU Climate and Energy Research Day

    The biennial SFU Climate and Energy Research Day will take place on April 27, 2017 at the SFU Burnaby Campus.  The event is hosted by SFU’s Office of the Vice-President, Research and International, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, SFU Climate Futures Initiative, Climate Change Impacts Consortium and the Pacific Water Research Centre. The 2017 Research […]

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    Webinar: Biophillic Cities, Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

    Register now for this free webinar from the Security & Sustainability Forum: Biophillic Cities, Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:15 am – 11:45 am PDT The “greening” of cities can focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. […]

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    New paper: Collaborative adaptation in Africa and Asia

    New paper: Collaborative adaptation in Africa and Asia

    Check out this new paper, published in Regional Environmental Change, focusing on collaboration in adaptation research: A reflection on collaborative adaptation research in Africa and Asia Abstract: The reality of global climate change demands novel approaches to science that are reflective of the scales at which changes are likely to occur, and of the new forms […]

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    Summer Student Job: Flood Adaptation Research and Writing Assistant

    The Fraser Basin Council is hiring a summer student to assist on their Regional Flood Management Strategy. Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, this position undertakes research to support the integration of climate adaptation into river and coastal flood management infrastructure, policies and practices in BC’s Lower Mainland. This is part of a larger initiative to […]

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