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    Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

    Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

    On March 6th, 2018, ACT, SFU and Western University co-hosted a workshop in Vancouver on the topic of climate change adaptation and governance in Canada, with a specific focus on issues relating to the British Columbia context. Attendees included participants from government, academia, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Particular attention was given to province-wide strategies for adaptation, […]

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    ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

    ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

    Listen to CBC reporter Tina Lovgreen and Deborah Harford answer questions and speak to concerns from BC residents on how their community is adapting to the impacts of climate change. Deb spoke about ecosystem restoration, green infrastructure projects and how valuing ecosystem services can help communities reduce the impact of climate change while reducing their […]

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    ACT on Global News for Earth Day

    ACT on Global News for Earth Day

    Check out our Executive Director Deborah Harford on Global News! Deb spoke about Earth Day 2018, touching on what we can do to help reduce our negative impact on the planet. Research shows that by 2050 the ocean will be filled with more plastic than fish, but luckily there is much we can do to […]

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    ACT Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience - The Benefits of Integrated Climate Action

    ACT Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience – The Benefits of Integrated Climate Action

    ACT hosted an exciting webinar featuring our work on Low Carbon Resilience. Low Carbon Resilience is focused on integrating climate change strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts (adaptation). We currently have a window of opportunity to plan implementation of low carbon resilience via coordinated actions, policies, pricing […]

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    May 10: Workshop on Effective Climate Communications

    May 10: Workshop on Effective Climate Communications

    Join ICLEI Canada and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) as they present a workshop to help participants overcome common hurdles to climate conversations, and gain useful skills for effective communications. Thursday, May 10, 2018 9-11:30 am University of Victoria Victoria, BC This will be an interactive workshop that will include small group breakout sessions […]

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    March for Science on April 14

    March for Science on April 14

    On April 14th, from 11am-2pm at Science World, scientists and the public will once again come together in Vancouver to raise awareness, advocate and speak up for science. In late winter 2018 organizers from the Metro Vancouver area once again rose to the call to help organize the March for Science Vancouver event. While the […]

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    Briefing Paper: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in Canada's Energy Sector

    Briefing Paper: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in Canada’s Energy Sector

    ACT has released a briefing paper on the benefits to be gained from combining adaptation and mitigation actions in the Canadian energy sector. Canada has committed to the rapid implementation of climate change commitments that will reduce carbon emissions (i.e. mitigation), reduce the nation’s vulnerability to environmental impacts (i.e. adaptation), and build a new “green” […]

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    Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies

    Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies

      Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies Climate change impacts are already causing environmental, social, health, and economic problems for Canadian communities, and these are projected to increase. There is widespread recognition that we must plan responses to these impacts (climate change adaptation), and that reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions […]

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    Have Your Say: Coastal Flood Adaptation in Surrey

    Have Your Say: Coastal Flood Adaptation in Surrey

    The City of Surrey is seeing feedback about options for coastal adaptation in Mud Bay. Fill out their survey here before March 30 to give your opinion. Surrey is asking about four options to respond to sea level rise in the area. These options are based on two years of work canvassing Surrey residents and […]

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    NRCan Job Posting: Science Policy/ Planning Officer

    NRCan Job Posting: Science Policy/ Planning Officer

    Natural Resources Canada’s Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division is seeking two (2) term positions for Science Policy / Planning Officers. Qualifications:  Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization in a science discipline related to the position. Experience in the planning, analysis and development or application of approaches to climate […]

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    City of Montreal & ICLEI Contest: Circular Economy

    City of Montreal & ICLEI Contest: Circular Economy

    The Ville de Montréal, in collaboration with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab, just launched an international contest on circular economy!  . The Challenge Cities are at the center of global economic growth, and account for 70 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Paris City Hall Declaration, 2015). The […]

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    Green Shores Level 2 Training: Burnaby, Feb 20-21

    Green Shores Level 2 Training: Burnaby, Feb 20-21

    The Stewardship Centre of BC is hosting a Green Shores Level 2 training: Green Shores Level 2 Training February 20-21, 2018 Burnaby, BC This two-day workshop provides participants with in-depth knowledge about how the Green Shores credit and rating systems can be used in shoreline management projects. The content is of interest to professionals (biologists, engineers, planners, […]

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