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    (October 27) Low Carbon Resilience Interventions: Case Studies at the Building, Neighbourhood and Community Levels

    (October 27) Low Carbon Resilience Interventions: Case Studies at the Building, Neighbourhood and Community Levels

    ACT LCR InterventionsOctober 27 marks the release of ACT’s latest report: Low Carbon Resilience Interventions: Case Studies at the Building, Neighbourhood, and Community Levels. A compilation of comprehensive LCR interventions and associated case studies, this report gives readers a robust understanding of practical LCR application in communities.  While mitigation and adaptation have often been planned […]

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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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    (November 25) Defenders of Wildlife is Hiring a Climate Adaptation Policy Analyst

    (November 25) Defenders of Wildlife is Hiring a Climate Adaptation Policy Analyst

    Defenders of Wildlife is hiring a Climate Adaptation Policy Analyst! This professional-level position will contribute to Defenders of Wildlife’s strategic goal of ensuring effective climate change policies and practices to conserve wildlife, with a focus on animals and plants listed under the Endangered Species Act, key species and focal landscapes. The incumbent will engage with […]

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    (November 22) Introducing the Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals Course for Professional Development

    (November 22) Introducing the Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals Course for Professional Development

    The Inspiring Climate Action: BC Professionals’ Adaptation Network project has released their first professional development course offering. Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals will run for four weeks and will be facilitated by Dr. Stewart Cohen, a contributing scientist to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Designed for members of Professional Associations across BC, this course will equip participants […]

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    (November 21) Livable Cities Forum Highlights and Presentations Posted

    (November 21) Livable Cities Forum Highlights and Presentations Posted

    Highlights from this years Livable Cities Forum hosted co-hosted by ACT, ICLEI, SHIFT Collaborative, and the City of Victoria on October 28-30 have now been posted. Some of the highlights of this year’s event include: Over 350 North American delegates gathered to be a part of the conversation on building community resilience. More than 83 […]

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    (November 22) Seminar on Sea Level Rise: Dr. Jeremy Fyke

    (November 22) Seminar on Sea Level Rise: Dr. Jeremy Fyke

    Join SFU’s Geography Department for a seminar on Sea Level Rise Projections with Coupled Global Ice-Sheet/Earth Systems Models. The seminar will be on Friday November 22, from 11-12 in RCB 6136. Sea level rise from ice sheets depends closely on interactions between ice sheets and the surrounding Earth system. These interaction determine how forcings to the […]

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    (November 20) Salmon Matter Episode 1: the State of Salmon

    (November 20) Salmon Matter Episode 1: the State of Salmon

    Pacific salmon face tremendous challenges, and with climate change and habitat loss impacts, it can seem overwhelming. The real question most of us have is simple: how are Pacific salmon doing? The answer…. well, it’s complicated. 2019 had the lowest ever return rates for Lower Fraser Sockeye, says Jason Hwang, VP of Salmon with the […]

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    (November 18) Fraser Basin Council Hiring Program Manager: Flood Strategies

    (November 18) Fraser Basin Council Hiring Program Manager: Flood Strategies

    Are you looking to advance flood resilience and sustainability in BC’s Lower Mainland and across the Province of BC? Join FBC’s dynamic environment on the leading edge of collaborative flood planning and governance. Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, this position provides program management services to support the development of a Lower Mainland Flood Management […]

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    (November 20) Talk on Climate Change and Building Science

    (November 20) Talk on Climate Change and Building Science

    Humans spend over 90% of their time indoors, so understanding how climate change is affecting the operations and adaptation of buildings is critical. Join the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium in Victoria, along with building scientist Rob Lepage in Victoria on Nov 20 at 3pm to discuss this interesting topic in more detail.  Register for the […]

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    (November 29) Can't Face it Alone: Public Dialogue

    (November 29) Can’t Face it Alone: Public Dialogue

    We cannot face climate change alone. It impacts our communities, our decisions, and emotions, but leveraging our personal connections and relationships can drive solutions and innovation. Join SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on November 29 at 4:30 to discuss this topic, and learn about how climate change moves beyond the individual.  To learn more […]

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