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    CBC Early Edition: How do we adapt for 2050?

    CBC Early Edition: How do we adapt for 2050?

    On June 15, ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was a guest on CBC’s The Early Edition to discuss the new podcast series 2050: Degrees of Change. This new podcast, produced by CBC, explores how our world and lives will adapt to climate change over the next few decades. Each episode focuses on a different issue, with […]

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    Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

    Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

    Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Climate change impacts such as flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase in BC over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. As well, species are struggling to adapt to changing weather patterns and climate extremes combined with […]

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    ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

    ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

    The 2017 Livable Cities Forum will take place September 18-20 in Victoria, BC. As a special pre-event workshop, Green Resilience Strategies and ACT are offering the following: Taking Action on Green Resilience: Adaptation & Mitigation Strategies Sunday, September 17 1:30 – 5:30 pm Cost: $45 + tax and fees It is time to align our […]

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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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    ACT Webinar: Recording Now Online

    On May 2, ACT  gave an enlightening webinar highlighting an example of low carbon resilience work across jurisdictional boundaries. Low Carbon Resilience Case Study: Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance in Still Creek Chloe Boyle, Researcher, ACT; Graduate Student, SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT Edward Nichol, Senior Researcher, ACT In […]

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    Re-energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future

    Re-energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future

    In Fall 2016, Natural Resources Canada commissioned Sustainable Canada Dialogues to produce an independent, scholarly report on the transition to low-carbon energy. The report was developed to examine how Canada could transition to low-carbon energy systems while remaining globally competitive.  Re-Energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future, provides independent academic input to Generation Energy, a […]

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    Read Now: The Green Infrastructure Guide

    Read Now: The Green Infrastructure Guide

    Published in May 2007, The Green Infrastructure Guide remains an invaluable reference document for those who embrace a ‘design with nature’ philosophy. The Guide led directly to development of the Shared Responsibility Matrix which embodies a way-of-thinking that is timeless. The Guide illuminates the early history of green infrastructure implementation in British Columbia, serves as a […]

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    Free Public Talk: The Octopus's Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

    Free Public Talk: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

    The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite you to a free public talk and discussion, The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise. Who will be tending your garden when the ocean rises? An octopus? A seastar? Imagine the City of Vancouver without the […]

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    Webinar: How Sustainable is our Global Climate Ethos?

    The Security & Sustainability Forum presents: How Sustainable is our Global Climate Ethos? with Katharine Hayhoe and Alice Hill  Thursday, June 8 1:15 – 2:45 pm ET Building on decades of work across the globe by the public and private sectors, has a shared global climate ethos — a sense of collective commitment and common purpose — […]

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    Transport Canada Adaptation Assessment

    Transport Canada Adaptation Assessment

    Transport Canada has released an adaptation assessment, now available online. The report, Climate Risks & Adaptation Practices for the Canadian Transportation Sector 2016, presents the current state of knowledge about climate risks to the Canadian transportation sector, and identifies existing or potential adaptation practices. The report includes six regional chapters and one urban chapter which reflect the […]

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    Adaptation Report: Infrastructure and Buildings Working Group

    Adaptation Report: Infrastructure and Buildings Working Group

    The Infrastructure and Buildings Working Group (IBWG) of Canada’s Climate Change and Adaptation Platform has released a Adaptation State of Play report. The Infrastructure and Buildings Working Group (IBWG) was established by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and Engineers Canada, in consultation with Natural Resources Canada, in 2013 and is part of Canada’s […]

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    Climate Crisis and Journalism: Panel Event

    Climate Crisis and Journalism: Panel Event

    Join SFU’s Communications department for a special roundtable discussion about reporting news in the age of climate change. Climate Crisis and Journalism: A Roundtable on Rethinking Media for Planetary Emergency  Monday, May 15 5:00 – 7:00 pm SFU Harbour Centre, Room 7000 Chair: Bob Anderson, SFU School of Communications Discussants: Bob Hackett and Shane Gunster, […]

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