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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 (ICABCC) Initiative 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 […]

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    Vancouver's Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam

    Vancouver’s Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam

    We are proud to share Vancouver’s Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam report written by ACT intern Ronja Sorenson in collaboration with Vancouver’s Green Infrastructure Team. This report investigates how far Vancouver has come in its efforts to update its water management methods. It uses indicators associated with an Australian approach to defining a “Water […]

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    (Apr 17) Climate Emergency Response: Report Back to Vancouver City Council Webinar

    (Apr 17) Climate Emergency Response: Report Back to Vancouver City Council Webinar

    On January 16, 2019, Vancouver City Council unanimously approved a motion to ramp up the City’s climate action. In three weeks, staff will report back on this motion with a series of recommendations, many of which were discussed during the breakout sessions at our Climate Emergency Response event on Feb 25. Join Matt Horne on […]

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    (Apr 16) What CleanBC Means for Business

    (Apr 16) What CleanBC Means for Business

    Presented by the Business Coalition for a Clean Economy, in association with the Pembina Institute, the webinar What CleanBC Means for Business aims to highlight the opportunities for BC businesses and innovation with the CleanBC plan. When: April 16, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT   Speakers: Jamie Gray-Donald, senior vice president for sustainability and EHS, QuadReal Property Group Kel […]

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    (June 17-18) BC Active Transportation Summit- Call for Presentations

    (June 17-18) BC Active Transportation Summit- Call for Presentations

          The BC Active Transportation Summit on June 17th & 18th is now accepting abstracts. The Summit, presented by the BC Cycling Coalition, will gather leaders, stakeholders and advocates from government, industry, academia, and non-profit sectors to explore how to make active transportation safe and convenient for people of all ages and abilities […]

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    (Apr 1) Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds - CBC News

    (Apr 1) Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds – CBC News

    The leaked report titled Canada’s Changing Climate Report explains how annual average temperatures since 1948 have increased over land by 1.7 C, while in the North, the Prairies and Northern British Columbia the increase is 2.3 C. The report highlights topics such as changes in rainfall and snowfall, changes in climate extremes, changes in freshwater availability and […]

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    (Mar 26) Mozambique isn't alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world- The Washington Post

    (Mar 26) Mozambique isn’t alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world- The Washington Post

    “The push for progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions must be pursued with unshakable resolve, but it must be accompanied by an equally strong push for investment in resilient infrastructure in the poorest places on Earth, where adaptation to climate change is now a matter of life or death.” – Mami Mizutori, Head of the […]

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    (Mar 26) Climate change is a security threat. We must act now- The World Economic Forum

    (Mar 26) Climate change is a security threat. We must act now- The World Economic Forum

    For the third year in a row the Word Economic Forum has identified extreme weather events and the failure to meet climate change mitigation and adaptation targets as the greatest threats to business and industry. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, is known for drawing attention to the need for climate action strategies that […]

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    (Mar 28) Eco-Cultural Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

    (Mar 28) Eco-Cultural Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

    Tsleil-Waututh are the People of the Inlet and have used, occupied and governed the lands and waters of Burrard Inlet and surrounding watersheds since time out of mind. The lands, waters, and abundant resources of their territory have sustained Tsleil-Waututh for many generations. Tsleil-Waututh have noticed the complex and far-reaching impacts of climate change in […]

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    (Mar 21) The Role of Complex Modeling in Climate Science: Research Seminar

    (Mar 21) The Role of Complex Modeling in Climate Science: Research Seminar

    The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and SFU’s Department of Geography will be hosting a research seminar on March 21st from 2:30pm-4:00pm PDT titled The role of complex modeling in climate science.  Description: When climate models first emerged some 40 years ago, it was unclear whether anything useful could be obtained from the necessarily crude representations […]

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