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ACT to release second set of policy recommendations Wednesday, September 9th

ACT is set to release findings from its second session – on extreme weather events – Wednesday Sepetember 9th, 2009. Report authors Dr. Gordon McBean and Dr. Dan Henstra will join ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford and Western Professor Gregory Kopp at a news conference at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday September 9, 2009 at Western’s Insurance Research Laboratory for Better Homes, also known as the Three Little Pigs Research Project, to discuss the findings.

ACT’s second session, on extreme weather events, ran from June 2008 to December 2008. The report from the session is called Climate Change Adaptation and Extreme Weather, authored by Dr. Gordon McBean, Policy Chair of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), and Dr. Dan Henstra, Assistant Professor of public administration and local government in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor.

Visit the ACT website at www.sfu.ca/act to view the press release.

The summary policy recommendations and background report will both be available for download in pdf format from the ACT website at www.sfu.ca/act Wednesday September 9th.

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