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    Integrated Proposal to Tackle Canada’s Climate Change Challenges

    ACT – Integrated Proposal to Tackle Climate Change Challenges (PDF download) On August 12, 2016, ACT submitted the following comment to the federal government’s public consultation gathering feedback for the upcoming national climate change plan: Integrated Proposal to Tackle Canada’s Climate Change Challenges KEY RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Recognize the urgency. Changes to the composition of the atmosphere, loss […]

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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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    Free Webinar: Drought in BC

    Free Webinar: Drought in BC

    Dealing with Drought – What Communities Need to Know Presented by: The BC Provincial Government Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resources August 11th, 2016 1:30 – 2:30 pm The drought of 2015 was the most severe in recent memory and impacted many communities across the province. Water suppliers were scrambling to manage water supplies […]

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    Communications to Advance Canada’s Climate Commitment – Seeking Project Leader

    Communications to Advance Canada’s Climate Commitment – Seeking Project Leader

    Request for Proposals Communications to Advance Canada’s Climate Commitment – Seeking Project Leader Opportunity: The Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network (CEGN) is seeking a consultant to take on the role of Project Leader for a short-term initiative to develop and enhance communications activities in support of the achievement of Canada’s climate commitment. A strong track record […]

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    Webinar: Resilient Coasts Canada Online Platform

    Webinar: Resilient Coasts Canada Online Platform

    From MEOPAR and UBC: RESILIENT-C ONLINE PLATFORM: Planning for coastal hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation Wednesday, August 10th: 11:00 AND 2:00.  This half-hour webinar will provide participants with an overview of the Resilient Coasts Canada Platform, including how to use it for coastal risk reduction and climate change adaptation planning. The hosts will demonstrate how to […]

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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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