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    ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

    ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

      The 2017 Livable Cities Forum will take place September 18-20 in Victoria, BC. As a special pre-event workshop, Green Resilience Strategies and ACT are offering the following: Taking Action on Green Resilience: Adaptation & Mitigation Synergies Sunday, September 17 1:30 – 5:30 pm Cost: $45 + tax and fees It is time to align […]

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    Sea Level Rise in Deep History – Coastal First Nations Flood Stories

    Sea Level Rise in Deep History – Coastal First Nations Flood Stories

    ACT, along with local partners, is excited to offer the following free public discussion series, running until November 2017: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise  Regions around the world are experiencing climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, wildfires, and heat waves, while planning for the long-term effects of sea level rise and […]

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    CBC Early Edition: How do we adapt for 2050?

    CBC Early Edition: How do we adapt for 2050?

    On June 15, ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was a guest on CBC’s The Early Edition to discuss the new podcast series 2050: Degrees of Change. This new podcast, produced by CBC, explores how our world and lives will adapt to climate change over the next few decades. Each episode focuses on a different issue, with […]

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    Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

    Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

    Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Climate change impacts such as flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase in BC over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. As well, species are struggling to adapt to changing weather patterns and climate extremes combined with […]

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    Shape-shifting risk: Climate change adaptation strategies for an un-stationary planet

    If you’re in Victoria, check out this event from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions: Shape-shifting risk: Climate change adaptation strategies for an un-stationary planet Thursday, September 14 3:00-4:00 pm Cadboro Commons, Campus View Room, University of Victoria Climate change is producing new types and degrees of risk associated with severe weather, such as floods […]

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    Call for Funding Requests - Infectious Diseases and Climate Change Fund

    Call for Funding Requests – Infectious Diseases and Climate Change Fund

    The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is currently accepting proposals through its Infectious Disease and Climate Change program. PHAC is currently accepting funding requests from interested applicants to address the impact of climate change on human health by building and increasing access to infectious disease-based evidence, education and awareness. The focus will be on […]

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    Webinar: Making a Big Impact in Sustainability Science with Big Data

    The latest webinar in the Security & Sustainability Forum series: Making a Big Impact in Sustainability Science with Big Data Thursday, September 21 10:15 am – 2:30 pm PDT Issues in sustainability science are increasingly being addressed using “big data” and data analytics.  Data rich modeling techniques can assist in improving systems thinking to integrate business […]

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    Webinar: Legal Implications of Climate Change for Professionals

    Check out this upcoming webinar in the Fraser Basin Council’s Retooling for Climate Change series: Legal Implications of Climate Change for Professionals Thursday, September 28 11:00 am – 12:00 pm With our changing climate, new risks are emerging for infrastructure, the economy, and the environment that can impact public safety and quality of life. Professionals […]

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    ACT Adviser Nominated for Lane Anderson Award

    ACT Adviser Nominated for Lane Anderson Award

    Senior ACT adviser and author, Bob Sandford, has been nominated for a Lane Anderson Award for his recent book, North America in the Anthropocene. Congratulations, Bob! The Lane Andersen awards celebrate the best in Canadian science writing for adults and young readers, and winners receive $10,000. The winners will be announced in September. In addition to Bob’s […]

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    UBC Sustainability Work Learn Opportunities: September-April

    UBC Sustainability Work Learn Opportunities: September-April

    Current UBC students, see the below opportunities for sustainability job openings: UBC Sustainability Work Learn positions are now open for Winter 2017 term (September 2017 – April 2018). Positions are available to current UBC undergraduate and graduate students. UBC’s sustainability student positions are an excellent opportunity to gain experience working within the sustainability field and […]

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    Webinar: The Most Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming

    Check out this new webinar offered by the Security and Sustainability Forum: Drawdown: 60 minutes with Paul Hawken  The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming   Wednesday, October 4 10:15 – 11:15 am PDT . Project Drawdown is facilitating a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and […]

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    Second Annual Summit on Science Enablement for the Sustainable Development Goals

    Second Annual Summit on Science Enablement for the Sustainable Development Goals

    Exciting news from the New York Academies of Sciences: Second Annual Summit on Science Enablement for the Sustainable Development Goals Tuesday, October 17 9 am – 5 pm The New York Academy of Sciences, New York City With encouragement from the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the support of the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. […]

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