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    (Feb 3) Accounting for Natural Assets: a Low Carbon Resilience Approach

    (Feb 3) Accounting for Natural Assets: a Low Carbon Resilience Approach

    Natural assets are increasingly important under future climate changes. Accounting for them is considered to be a primary low carbon resilience (LCR) approach that can help communities reduce vulnerability to current and projected climate impacts and emissions over time.  In our newly released Accounting for Natural Assets report, we summarize the findings of a detailed analysis into […]

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    (Feb 18th) Advancing Nature-Based Solutions in Canada: High-Level Panel and World Café

    (Feb 18th) Advancing Nature-Based Solutions in Canada: High-Level Panel and World Café

    Join us at our upcoming event, Advancing Nature-Based Solutions in Canada: a High-Level Panel and World Café. In partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Insurance Bureau of Canada, ACT is co-hosting a free event to explore nature-based solution in Canada on February 18th, 2020. This event seeks to assemble a diversity of voices […]

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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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    (Feb 12-27) Metro 2050: Planning Now for Future Generations

    (Feb 12-27) Metro 2050: Planning Now for Future Generations

    Metro Vancouver’s Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogue Series Metro Vancouver is updating its regional growth strategy, referred to as Metro 2050, to make it more effective and resilient to change. The updates will take place over three phases between 2019 and 2022, and will take into consideration social equity, climate change, impacts of growth policies, […]

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    Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate (April 22-24)

    Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate (April 22-24)

    British Columbia’s Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) and Ecological Accounting Process (EAP) are encouraging local action on nature based solutions. Rather than continuing to attempt to do more with less, local governments have an opportunity to do things differently––and achieve better results––by including natural assets in asset management processes. Learn more about British Columbia’s MNAI and EAP at […]

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    (January 21) The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

    (January 21) The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

    The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is a new independent national research body that brings together experts from a broad range of disciplines––including ACT’s own Deborah Harford who is on the Institute’s Expert Adaptation Panel. The Institute aims to help decision-makers and Canadians understand and evaluate the policy choices that could put Canada on a […]

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    (February 4) Show me the Money: Sustainable Municipal Project Funding Webinar

    (February 4) Show me the Money: Sustainable Municipal Project Funding Webinar

    Join us in attending the next webinar in the series Show me the Money: Sustainable Municipal Project Funding on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020. Hosted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, this webinar will focus on available funding and grant writing and stacking tips. The webinar will be offered in both English and French. Participants in French […]

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    (January 14) BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops

    (January 14) BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops

    On January 14, 2020, the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative will be hosting free workshops in locations across BC to help agricultural producers from all sectors, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local government representatives prepare for wildfire. This workshop will teach attendees about how to respond in case of wildfire, while also […]

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    (December 11) Adapting Mi’kmaq Communities of Prince Edward Island to Climate Change Impacts

    (December 11) Adapting Mi’kmaq Communities of Prince Edward Island to Climate Change Impacts

    Prince Edward Island First Nation Communities are very vulnerable to the impacts of sea level rise, coastal erosion and changing climatic conditions with many critical infrastructure components at risk to climate related events. This webinar will discuss the key elements for adaptation for these communities, such as climate change vulnerability assessments, adaptation planning, evaluation of the costs […]

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    (December 3) Launch of En-Roads Climate Solution Simulator

    (December 3) Launch of En-Roads Climate Solution Simulator

    En-ROADS is a ground-breaking online climate simulator which provides users with an opportunity to explore pathways to address the global climate crisis, foster meaningful conversations, and precipitate change. The En-ROADS simulator, over ten years in the making, has been co-developed with system dynamics modelers and joint efforts from teams at the Climate Interactive and MIT Sustainability Initiative. […]

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    (December 6) An Introduction to Climate Information for Decision Making: Pilot Presentation Webinar

    (December 6) An Introduction to Climate Information for Decision Making: Pilot Presentation Webinar

    Registration is now open for the Introduction to Climate Information for Decision Making Pilot Presentation Webinar. This webinar will introduce participants to a new PowerPoint presentation that will be available in February 2020 for public use. This presentation is being developed as part of a collaboration between the Canadian Centre for Climate Service (CCCS), Ouranos, […]

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