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    Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change

    Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change

    On April 22, celebrate Earth Day with a panel discussion on the importance of storytelling when it comes to climate change. Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change Saturday, April 22 2:00 – 3:30 pm Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library Join ACT Executive Director Deb Harford, author Claudia Casper ,and ecofiction expert Mary Woodbury to […]

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    Watch Now: ACT on Columbia River Treaty Panel

    ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford and Senior Advisor and water expert Bob Sandford were panelists at this recent event: The Columbia River Treaty: Seeking Solutions to Emerging Challenges This panel discussion on the Columbia River Treaty was moderated by Dr. Zafar Adeel, Executive Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre at SFU. Panelists included: Eileen Pearkes, Author, […]

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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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    Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

    Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

    As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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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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    New Paper: Ocean Acidification in Canada's Coastal Waters

    New Paper: Ocean Acidification in Canada’s Coastal Waters

    Check out this new paper from the Canadian Climate Forum: While the freeze and thaw of late winter was underway, a team of ocean experts was hard at work on the Canadian Climate Forum’s Issue Paper #6, Spring 2017: Ocean Acidification in Canada’s Coastal Waters Climate Change, Processes and Impacts This comprehensive Issue Paper provides […]

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    Webinar: Antarctic Sea Ice Variability in the Southern Ocean-Climate System

    Webinar: Antarctic Sea Ice Variability in the Southern Ocean-Climate System

    Thursday, May 4 2:00 pm ET Register now to join a free webinar to recap the themes discussed at the Polar Research Board workshop Antarctic Sea Ice Variability in the Southern Ocean-Climate System, and explore new findings that have emerged since the workshop took place. The workshop, which took place in January 2016, focused on […]

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    Job Opportunity: Dialogue and Public Engagement Coordinator

    Job Opportunity: Dialogue and Public Engagement Coordinator

    Civic Engage has an exciting job opening as part of a Canada-wide engagement project on our country’s energy future: Temporary Employment Opportunity:   The Centre for Dialogue’s Civic Engage Program is hiring a Dialogue and Public Engagement Coordinator for an exciting, pan-Canadian engagement project. The Dialogue and Public Engagement Coordinator will help to implement participatory […]

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    New Report: Building Change - Towards Sustainable Communities in BC

    New Report: Building Change – Towards Sustainable Communities in BC

    Check out this new resource from the Real Estate Foundation of BC: Building Change presents a case for sustainable built environments, summarizes public opinion poll findings, and presents a possible path forward: six priorities for action and a model for cross-sectoral collaboration. Priorities for Action Align financial rules with sustainability objectives to reflect long-term costs […]

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    Launch: Adaptation Equity Portal

    Launch: Adaptation Equity Portal

    The Georgetown Climate Center recently launched an Adaptation Equity Portal within its Adaptation Clearinghouse to help communities plan for and develop policies that integrate social and environmental justice. The portal provides more than 200 case studies, plans, tools, and other resources that help communities identify ways to protect the safety and livelihoods of those most […]

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    Seminar: Cumulative carbon emissions budgets consistent with 1.5 °C global warming

    Thursday, April 13 2:00 – 3:00 pm Room RCB 7100, Robert Brown Hall, SFU Burnaby Campus Join us for this research seminar with Nathan Gillett, co-hosted by the Climate Research Lab, Simon Fraser University and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. The Paris Agreement commits ratifying parties to pursuing efforts to limit the global temperature increase […]

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    Seminar: Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Adaptation

    Seminar: Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Adaptation

    Wednesday, April 19 10:00 – 11:00 am SFU Blusson Hall 10800, Burnaby Campus No pre-registration needed. Exposure to extreme heat is a recognized threat to public health. In the United States, more people die of heat-related causes each year than of all other natural disasters combined. Furthermore, periods of extreme heat are expected to become […]

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