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    Upcoming Event: Three Foreign Policy Challenges for Trump

    Upcoming Event: Three Foreign Policy Challenges for Trump

    ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford was on Roundhouse Radio this past Friday to discuss the upcoming event Canadian International Council on Three Foreign Policy Challenges for the Trump Administration.  Deb was discussing her role as a panelist in the event, which will include climate change as one of the three key issues the Trump administration will […]

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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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    Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

    Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

    In collaboration with ACT, Ideaspace, and West Coast Environmental Law, the City of Surrey hosted a series of three community meetings in the summer of 2016 in the Crescent Beach community to talk about the challenges we face from a changing climate and consider how to adapt to be ready for the future. These meetings provided insightful […]

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    Workshop Report Online: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice

    Workshop Report Online: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice

    The report is now online from the workshop Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice. This workshop focused on climate change resilience thinking for local governments, and was held January 29th 2016. The workshop was hosted by the Social Vulnerability team of the Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) project, which was a five-year research project focusing […]

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    Apply Now: Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

    Apply Now: Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

    Apply now for a $2,000 scholarship for research on communities and environmental health! Applications for the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship are being accepted now through May 10, 2017. The scholarship supports graduate students working on BC based research projects that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives. The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship […]

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    PCIC Wants Your Input on Climate Tools

    The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) is looking for your input on online climate tools: Online tools are an important way that Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium delivers climate information to those who need it. To ensure effectiveness and relevance, we rely on feedback. If you can spare a few minutes to take our short online survey, it will help […]

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    Events: Health Risks and Future Development in a Changing Climate

    The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is hosting two upcoming events with Dr. Kristie Ebi: The Health Risks of a Changing Climate Climate change is already starting to have far-reaching consequences for human health and these risks will grow in the coming decades. The choices we make now will impact how vulnerable we are […]

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    Summer Student Job with IDRC: Climate Change Program

    Summer Student Job with IDRC: Climate Change Program

    The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is hiring a student to work on their climate change program over the summer. This position is based in Ottawa. IDRC’s Climate Change program supports research that improves climate change adaptation efforts, at the policy level and in practice. The program has three priority areas: 1. Generate new knowledge […]

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    Webinar: Observations of Climate-Related Impacts to High Latitude and Elevation Forests

    Observations of Climate-Related Impacts to High Latitude and Elevation Forests (Northwest Territories and Rocky Mountain National Parks) Thursday, January 19th 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Presenter: Roger Brett (Forest Health Supervising Technician, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre) There is an ongoing warming trend occurring in Canada and historic climate records indicate […]

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    Call for Papers and Posters: 2017 BCSLA Annual Conference

    Call for Papers and Posters: 2017 BCSLA Annual Conference

    2017 BCSLA Annual Conference – Call for Papers and Posters Whatever the weather: Resilient responses to Climate Change March 30 – April 2, 2017 Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna BC This Call for Abstracts is open to all British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) Members and allies. University students in studies related to the conference […]

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    Webinar: Monitoring Landscape Change in Canada

    Webinar: Monitoring Landscape Change in Canada

    The first webinar of 2017 in Canada’s Adaptation Platform’s series: Monitoring Landscape Change in Canada Thursday, January 12th 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST Warming across Canada’s Northern landscape since the early 2000’s has resulted in significant changes to all components of the cryosphere, some of which are having regional and global scale impacts on infrastructure […]

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    New Book: ‘Cities Adapt to Extreme Heat: Celebrating Local Leadership’

    New Book: ‘Cities Adapt to Extreme Heat: Celebrating Local Leadership’

    Local governments are taking action now to address the increasing risk to Canadians from extreme heat events that will only become more common and severe in the years ahead as a result of a warming climate. Cities adapt to extreme heat: Celebrating local leadership, written by seven experts from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction […]

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