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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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    (July 23) Listen to ACT's ED Deborah Harford in a live podcast

    (July 23) Listen to ACT’s ED Deborah Harford in a live podcast

    On July 23, 2019, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford spoke with West Coast Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology. In the podcast, Harford gives listeners the background on the organization she co-founded (ACT), and explains how studying humans and animals is extremely important for adaptation. A self-coined “science translator”, Harford is adept at turning science […]

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    (July 4) CBC News Coverage of CCA Climate Risks for Canada Report

    (July 4) CBC News Coverage of CCA Climate Risks for Canada Report

    “We can predict and project the climate change impacts that are coming down the line for our regions in Canada,” said Deborah Harford, a member of the expert panel, “and because we know that, we can think strategically about how to reduce damage and respond proactively.” – CBC News In a conversation with CBC News, […]

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    (June 14) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative: Summary of Survey One Findings

    (June 14) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative: Summary of Survey One Findings

    Canadian local governments face a perfect storm of limited capacity, aging infrastructure, and climate change impacts. Leaders and staff are experiencing increasing public pressure to ‘future-proof’ communities from the projected impacts of dangerous climate change by both reducing emissions (mitigation) and preparing for impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, and heatwaves (adaptation). Although mitigation […]

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    (October 28-30) - ACT Co-hosting Livable Cities Forum, Victoria, BC.

    (October 28-30) – ACT Co-hosting Livable Cities Forum, Victoria, BC.

    ACT is excited to co-host this years Livable Cities Forum in beautiful Victoria, BC on October 28-30th. Now, more than ever, collaborative community-level action is required to build sustainable, healthy, and equitable communities that are resilient to the risks posed by a changing climate and more frequent extreme weather. Actions that transform and protect our […]

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    (August 24) MP Town Hall with SFU Professor Dr. Mark Jaccard - Climate Concerned Canadians, Get Your Questions Answered!

    (August 24) MP Town Hall with SFU Professor Dr. Mark Jaccard – Climate Concerned Canadians, Get Your Questions Answered!

    On Saturday August 24, SFU Professor Dr. Mark Jaccard will join MP Joyce Murray for a town hall talk and discussion on climate action entitled “The Present and Future of Canada’s Climate Effort”. Canadians throughout the country are feeling the effects of climate change, and as emissions continue to rise impacts such as flooding, wildfires, […]

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    (August 6) Climate Migrants and Refugees Project

    (August 6) Climate Migrants and Refugees Project

    ACT has been working with the Climate Migrants and Refugees Project (CMRP) to understand and address the way climate change will cause displacement in communities within Canada and around the world, and to develop strategies to help create safe and resilient communities that are ready to help those who may have lost their homes or […]

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    (July 30) - Grant Openings via Columbia Basin Trust

    (July 30) – Grant Openings via Columbia Basin Trust

    If you have an idea that will strengthen environmental well being, a grant program offered by Columbia Basin Trust can help bring ideas into fruition. Who can apply?  Eligible applicants include registered non-profits, public organizations, municipalities, regional districts and Indigenous organizations. Businesses may be considered depending on the project and its broad community impact. The […]

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    (August 7, 2019) Webinar: Adaptation Pathways: How to plan when the climate ... keeps on changing?

    (August 7, 2019) Webinar: Adaptation Pathways: How to plan when the climate … keeps on changing?

    Join presenter Liese Coulter, a Science Policy Fellow from the Innovation and Adaptation Services Branch of the BC Ministry of Agriculture in a webinar next Wednesday August 7, 2019.  The webinar will discuss the adaptation pathways approach and will introduce a user guide and well-referenced technical framework. In this webinar, Coulter will discuss the three […]

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    (July 18) Preliminary Climate Risk Assessment for BC Webinar

    (July 18) Preliminary Climate Risk Assessment for BC Webinar

    On Thursday July 18, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM PDT the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is hosting a Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for BC webinar.  From the website: “This project developed a framework for and an assessment of 15 provincially significant climate-related risks, including both discrete events (e.g. wildfire, flood) and […]

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    (July 15) Inspiring Climate Action: Seeking a Web Savvy Contractor

    The Inspiring Climate Action project needs a contractor to produce web content for their site. The site will showcase climate adaptation initiatives and professionals working in climate action across BC. The “microsite” will be mounted on weADAPT, an initiative of Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Ideally, our efforts in BC will become part of a Canada-wide […]

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    (April 23-20, 2020) 7th Climate Change Online Conference (CLIMATE2020)

    (April 23-20, 2020) 7th Climate Change Online Conference (CLIMATE2020)

    The Research and Transfer Centre ‘Sustainability and Climate Change Management’ of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, will convene the seventh Climate Change Online Conference (CLIMATE2020). Taking place exclusively on the internet, CLIMATE2020 is guided by and will contribute to SDG 13 (climate action). Specific themes to be addressed include: Resilience and Capacity Building; […]

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