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Job Posting: Executive Director, Renewable Cities

Job Posting: Executive Director, Renewable Cities

Renewable Cities is an international program of the SFU Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, British Columbia whose mission is to support cities in the transition to 100% renewable energy. The program launched in May 2015 at a Global Learning Forum and has since helped to catalyze international leadership by providing the inspiration, ideas, connections, and supports […]

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From Pipelines to Dams: Energy Production and BC’s Water

On September 20th, the POLIS Water Sustainability Project is hosting the first webinar in its 2017/2018 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register now! WHAT: From Pipelines to Dams: Energy Production and BC’s Water DATE: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 TIME: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT ( 3 p.m. to  4:30 p.m. ET) Communities across BC experience a range of impacts on their water and watersheds related to […]

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Survey: Is Your Local Government Taking Action on Biodiversity?

Local Government Representatives, Is your local government engaged in area-based nature conservation? ICLEI Canada wants to know your opinion – in 10 minutes! Canada Target 1 aims to protect and conserve at least 17% of terrestrial areas and inland waters, and 10% of coastal and marine areas, by 2020 to help stem the loss of biodiversity.  Reaching this […]

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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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Meet Canada's Newest Chief Resilience Officers at the Livable Cities Forum

Meet Canada’s Newest Chief Resilience Officers at the Livable Cities Forum

The Livable Cities Forum will take place in Victoria from September 18-20. On the 19th, be sure to check out this exciting panel featuring Canada’s newest Chief Resilience Officers, to explore how the work they are undertaking could act as a model for other Canadian towns and cities irrespective of their size. Panelists: Elliott Cappell, CRO, City of Toronto Katie […]

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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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