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    LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

    Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

    Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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    Bob Sandford on 'The Current': Transnational Water Policy

    Bob Sandford on ‘The Current’: Transnational Water Policy

    Bob Sandford, ACT’s water policy adviser and co-author of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, appeared on CBC’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti today discussing international water policy and laws. Two municipalities along the Great Lakes – one Canadian and one American- are currently battling over access to water that crosses borders. Bob’s expertise focuses […]

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    ACT Submission to BC Climate Leadership Plan- Phase 2

    Below is ACT’s Submission to Phase 2 of BC’s Climate Leadership Plan consultation process. A PDF version of this submission is also available here. Consultation Opportunity on the Draft BC Climate Leadership Plan ACT, SFU Recommendations: Delivered April 4th, 2016  Preamble Given planned provincial investments in LNG, and reluctance across the country to implement a carbon […]

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    ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

    ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

    ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford was interviewed for the Winter issue of the SFU School of Public Policy Magazine. Deb discusses how ACT got started and how it has evolved since its inception. One exciting point is that climate change adaptation did not used to be a pressing concern for many in Canada, but with […]

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    Job Openings at West Coast Environmental Law

    Job Openings at West Coast Environmental Law

    Our friends at West Coast Environmental Law are hiring for two positions: Environmental Lawyer 0.8-time Deadline: August 19th Click here for more information. The successful candidate will have good general experience in environmental and natural resources law in British Columbia, with Aboriginal law experience an asset. He or she will be familiar with the role […]

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    What do young farmers in East Africa need to adapt to climate change?

    What do young farmers in East Africa need to adapt to climate change?

    A new research project, focusing on young farmers responding to climate change in East Africa, has some interesting results. This project comes from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, and is led by researchers from the University of Arizona. The project is called Youth Decision Making in Agricultural Climate Change Adaptation.  […]

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    Job Opportunity: City of Vancouver Climate Policy Manager

    Job Opportunity: City of Vancouver Climate Policy Manager

    The City of Vancouver is hiring for an exciting position: Climate Policy Manager (Civil Engineer II) Application deadline: July 15th 2016 Position start date: August 5th 2016 Temporary full time The Climate Policy Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of Goals 2 and 9 of the Greenest City Action Plan; the Renewable City Strategy; […]

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    Study Shows Difference 2 Degrees Would Make

    Study Shows Difference 2 Degrees Would Make

    There has been much talk globally about limiting global warming to 1.5°C instead of 2°C. This distinction might seem minor, so what difference would half a degree really make? According to new research from the European Geosciences Union, quite a bit. As NASA says: “[The study] found that the jump from 1.5 to 2 degrees—a third more […]

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    Hazard Change Caused by Climate Change: Report Online

    Hazard Change Caused by Climate Change: Report Online

    On February 22, 2016, the Centre for Natural Hazard Research, in cooperation with Simon Fraser University’s ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team) and Natural Resources Canada, hosted a one-day workshop to initiate and stimulate a national discussion about weather-caused and weather-triggered hazards that are changing in a warming world. A report of this workshop is […]

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    Partners for Action Report Release: At the Front Lines of Flood- How Prepared are Ontario Communities?

    Partners for Action Report Release: At the Front Lines of Flood- How Prepared are Ontario Communities?

    “Communities are at the front line of flood and climate adaptation, and are the first to react and drive the policy changes we need. However, some feel they are left to their own devices to make informed decisions about the risk of flood for their residents.” We interviewed 18 Ontario municipalities, 2 First Nation communities, […]

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    Job Opportunity: Climate Change Research Co-op

    Job Opportunity: Climate Change Research Co-op

    Great climate change job opportunity for a graduate student! Position: Climate Change Research Co-op/Intern Ministry: Agriculture Salary: $1,661 biweekly ($23.73 per hour) (graduate level co-op) Start/End Date: September 2016 to April 2017 (8 months) Location: Victoria (note: please do not apply unless you are willing to be located in Victoria) Application Deadline: July 11, 2016 […]

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    Save the Date: Flow and Grow Workshop

    Save the Date: Flow and Grow Workshop

    Flow and Grow: A workshop on how to respect ecosystem and cultural values, ensure food security, and build water-resilient communities  On November 29, at the Capri Hotel in Kelowna, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia and the Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia (IIABC) will co-host the 4th in their “Annual Year-End Water […]

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