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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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    (July 23) Listen to ACT's ED Deborah Harford in a live podcast

    (July 23) Listen to ACT’s ED Deborah Harford in a live podcast

    On July 23, 2019, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford spoke with West Coast Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology. In the podcast, Harford gives listeners the background on the organization she co-founded (ACT), and explains how studying humans and animals is extremely important for adaptation. A self-coined “science translator”, Harford is adept at turning science […]

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    (November 6) Climate Change and its Effects in our Communities

    (November 6) Climate Change and its Effects in our Communities

    On November 6, 2019 join the conversation about how climate change will impact communities. The Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) is hosting a full day workshop that will be focused on how professionals have accounted climate change as part of their design. The workshop will be followed by an informal networking event hosted by the […]

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    (Apply Now) Climate Adaptation & Resilience Specialist

    (Apply Now) Climate Adaptation & Resilience Specialist

    Climate Adaptation & Resilience Senior Analyst, Sustainable Finance Location: London or New York preferred Reporting to: Head of Sustainable Finance Analytics & Research, S&P Global Ratings Key Roles and Responsibilities This role is responsible for coordinating and leading our research and application of climate adaptation and resilience analytics in S&P Global Ratings as developed by […]

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    (October 16) Webinar: How big data can quantify community social risks - from neighborhood to country levels.

    (October 16) Webinar: How big data can quantify community social risks – from neighborhood to country levels.

    A series of webinars entitled the Local Climate Resilience Webinars Series covers planning, financing, and investment best practices towards climate resilience. The third webinar in this series: How Big Data can Quantify Community Social and Climate Risks – from neighbourhoods to country levels takes place on October 16th. This webinar will demonstrate how to use […]

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    (Apply now) Environmental Innovators Award

    (Apply now) Environmental Innovators Award

    The Environmental Managers Association of BC (EMA of BC) has announced that submissions for its Environmental Innovators Award are open. This award is part of the EMA of BC’s annual workshop taking place on March 5th, 2020. Students of BC post-secondary institutions who are currently enrolled in an environmentally-related technology, undergraduate, graduate or legal program […]

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    (February 19-21) Adaptation Canada 2020 Conference: Raising our Game on Resilience

    (February 19-21) Adaptation Canada 2020 Conference: Raising our Game on Resilience

    With a rise in global temperatures, we know Canada is already facing critical challenges and more are on the horizon. Together we’ll explore the latest on climate projections, impacts and opportunities for risk reduction.This conference is unique. The conference will feature keynote speakers Per Espen Stoknes and Sheila Watt-Cloutier, and will be an opportunity for […]

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    (October 30) Webinar: Farming Methods that Thrive in a Decarbonized World

    (October 30) Webinar: Farming Methods that Thrive in a Decarbonized World

    The application of technology for agriculture will become increasingly computerized in the decades ahead, including moisture sensors, drones, smart irrigation, terrain contour mapping, self driving and GPS enable tractors, advances in ecosystem services, and better soil management can help farmers produce food more sustainably. We see these advancements in agriculture through an LCR (Low Carbon […]

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    (September 25) IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

    (September 25) IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

    In the report, released at a conference on September 25, 100 scientists from more than 30 countries convened to assess the latest scientific knowledge to determine the impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar, and mountain ecosystems as well as the human communities that depend on them. Adaptation capacities, as well as options for […]

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    (October 17) Beyond Borders: Tackling embodied emissions through local climate action

    (October 17) Beyond Borders: Tackling embodied emissions through local climate action

    Join ACT representatives at the event Beyond Borders: Tackling embodied emissions through local climate action to discuss the complex topic of embodied emissions in cities and communities. Experts and decision makers from Vancouver, the U.S., and the U.K. will convene to discuss emissions reductions from sources that stem from outside their boundaries and the resulting […]

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