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ACT Ecosystem Governance Research in the News

Our latest project, Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance: A Case Study of Still Creek, has been in the news this week.

SFU released an article on our project, focusing on the benefits of fighting climate change through ecosystem restoration. Restoring and maintaining ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to respond to climate change, and provides additional benefits such as buoyant property values and community health. Cities can work together on ecosystem governance to impressive results, such as those in Still Creek.

Read the article here.

Science website Phys.org also shared the article. See it here.

Our research found that the presence of ecosystems has been shown to help absorb floodwaters, reduce extreme heat impacts, and absorb and store carbon, while benefiting property values, contributing to physical and mental health, and helping species survive both climate change and the impacts of human development.

The Still Creek case study shows that partnerships, creative governance, community engagement, and innovative funding approaches between cities can lead to many mutual benefits including the return of spawning salmon to the creek after decades of pollution and neglect.

Learn more about this project here. 

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