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    (Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here's what we can do about it (CBC News)

    (Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here’s what we can do about it (CBC News)

    On April 30th, CBC News published a story detailing the flooded or areas at risk of future flooding as a result of a legacy of poor planning in communities across Canada. Climate change, coupled with a changed landscape, due to agriculture, urban development and other land use decisions has increased communities vulnerability to flooding. ACT’s […]

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    (Apr 11) Low Carbon Resilience: Landscape-level climate action for the 21st century

    (Apr 11) Low Carbon Resilience: Landscape-level climate action for the 21st century

    We would like to thank the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects for highlighting the Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) approach in the spring edition of their professional association’s magazine Landscapes/Paysages. In this edition titled Lo!Carbon, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford and Alison Shaw, research lead for the Integrated Climate Action for B.C. Communities Initiative, discuss how since the two […]

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    (Apr 8) Metro Vancouver 2050: A Mecca of Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure

    (Apr 8) Metro Vancouver 2050: A Mecca of Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure

    On November 23, 2018, ACT hosted a workshop with Metro Vancouver-based professionals who share a common interest in advancing the connection between green infrastructure, biodiversity health, and climate action. The workshop included three presentations on climate change, biodiversity and green infrastructure planning that can be accessed from links in the report. Participants brainstormed ways that […]

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    (Mar 29) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative Workshop 1: Summary Report

    (Mar 29) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative Workshop 1: Summary Report

    On January 10, 2019, ACT SFU’s Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative (ICABCCI) kicked off with an inaugural workshop that brought together 12 BC communities representing urban and rural areas, large and small municipalities, First Nations, and regional districts, all at different stages of adaptation and mitigation planning and implementation. This is the first stage in […]

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    (Jan 23-24, 2020) Africa 2030- 3rd Symposium of Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    (Jan 23-24, 2020) Africa 2030- 3rd Symposium of Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    It is widely known that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change. As the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has shown, climate change is expected to have widespread impacts on African societies,  and Africans’ interaction with the natural environment. There are also signs […]

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    (May 6) Natures Dangerous Decline 'Unprecedented'; Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'

    (May 6) Natures Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

    On May 6th, 2019, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released the much anticipated report outlining that nature is declining globally at a rate unprecedented in human history. “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations […]

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    (May 21) Call For Abstracts: Adaptation Canada 2020

    (May 21) Call For Abstracts: Adaptation Canada 2020

                Fraser Basin Council will be hosting the Adaptation Canada 2020 national conference in Vancouver on February 19-21, 2020. Abstracts must be submitted by May 21, 2019 ay 5pm PST! The Program in 2020 will focus innovations in resilience that have been developed over the past three years since the […]

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    (May 3) Job postings: The Canadian Climate and Clean Growth Institute

    (May 3) Job postings: The Canadian Climate and Clean Growth Institute

    ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford is proud to be serving on the adaptation panel for the newly established, Canadian Climate and Clean Growth Institute. Launched in early 2019, The Institute’s mission is to generate, communicate, and mobilize trusted information and policy advice to stakeholders on climate mitigation, adaptation and clean growth. They are an independent […]

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    (May 1) Job posting: Project Lead, Climate Change and Health Adaptation Planning, Public Health

    (May 1) Job posting: Project Lead, Climate Change and Health Adaptation Planning, Public Health

    Vancouver Coastal Health is hiring a Project Lead in the Public Health department. The Climate Change and Health Adaptation Planning Project Lead will prepare an integrated health and climate change vulnerability assessment report and develop a climate change and health adaptation strategic plan. This is a temporary position, ending approximately April 30, 2022. For more information […]

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    (Apr 30) Protecting space for wildlife: A national habitat crisis

    (Apr 30) Protecting space for wildlife: A national habitat crisis

    WWF-Canada’s new nation-wide Wildlife Protection Assessment identifies gaps in wildlife habitat protection while offering recommendations regarding how to protect areas that will benefit biodiversity while slowing climate change. Based on the assessment, the following five regions should be prioritized for protection: The Territories Okanagan Grasslands Southern Ontario and Quebec Saint John Watershed In order to […]

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    (Apr 26) Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

    (Apr 26) Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

    The deadline for graduate students in British Columbia, Washington State, and Oregon interested in applying for the 2019 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is April 26th. The Foundation awards this two-year, $100,000 Fellowship annually to one graduate student who has overcome adversity, demonstrates strong leadership potential, and is focused on work to safeguard the natural environment by […]

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    (Apr 12) Climate change now a fact of life in Atlantic Canada fishery- CBC News

    (Apr 12) Climate change now a fact of life in Atlantic Canada fishery- CBC News

    The recently published State of the Atlantic Ocean report outlines the ongoing effects of climate change in unprecedented detail. “We see warming waters throughout the region. We see less oxygen as a result of warming waters and increased stratification, and we see lower levels of food in the water, particularly phytoplankton that has decreased over time,” says […]

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