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(October 17) ACT Report: Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada

(October 17) ACT Report: Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada

ACT has released an updated report: Paying for Urban Infrastructure in Canada: An Analysis of Current and Emerging Economic Instruments for Local Governments.  This report updates and supplements ACT’s 2015 report Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments. While governments of all levels have made […]

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(November 6) Climate Change and its Effects in our Communities

(November 6) Climate Change and its Effects in our Communities

On November 6, 2019 join the conversation about how climate change will impact communities. The Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) is hosting a full day workshop that will be focused on how professionals have accounted climate change as part of their design. The workshop will be followed by an informal networking event hosted by the […]

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(Apply Now) Climate Adaptation & Resilience Specialist

(Apply Now) Climate Adaptation & Resilience Specialist

Climate Adaptation & Resilience Senior Analyst, Sustainable Finance Location: London or New York preferred Reporting to: Head of Sustainable Finance Analytics & Research, S&P Global Ratings Key Roles and Responsibilities This role is responsible for coordinating and leading our research and application of climate adaptation and resilience analytics in S&P Global Ratings as developed by […]

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(October 16) Webinar: How big data can quantify community social risks - from neighborhood to country levels.

(October 16) Webinar: How big data can quantify community social risks – from neighborhood to country levels.

A series of webinars entitled the Local Climate Resilience Webinars Series covers planning, financing, and investment best practices towards climate resilience. The third webinar in this series: How Big Data can Quantify Community Social and Climate Risks – from neighbourhoods to country levels takes place on October 16th. This webinar will demonstrate how to use […]

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(Apply now) Environmental Innovators Award

(Apply now) Environmental Innovators Award

The Environmental Managers Association of BC (EMA of BC) has announced that submissions for its Environmental Innovators Award are open. This award is part of the EMA of BC’s annual workshop taking place on March 5th, 2020. Students of BC post-secondary institutions who are currently enrolled in an environmentally-related technology, undergraduate, graduate or legal program […]

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(February 19-21) Adaptation Canada 2020 Conference: Raising our Game on Resilience

(February 19-21) Adaptation Canada 2020 Conference: Raising our Game on Resilience

With a rise in global temperatures, we know Canada is already facing critical challenges and more are on the horizon. Together we’ll explore the latest on climate projections, impacts and opportunities for risk reduction.This conference is unique. The conference will feature keynote speakers Per Espen Stoknes and Sheila Watt-Cloutier, and will be an opportunity for […]

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(September 30) Partners for Climate Protection Webinar

(September 30) Partners for Climate Protection Webinar

The Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) and Green Asset Management Webinar gives a detailed explanation of LCR, discusses the  cutting edge Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative (ICABCCI), and outlines various LCR interventions such as green roofs and rain gardens. Presented by ACT ED Deborah Harford, the webinar gives participants: A definition of LCR The […]

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(October 30) Webinar: Farming Methods that Thrive in a Decarbonized World

(October 30) Webinar: Farming Methods that Thrive in a Decarbonized World

The application of technology for agriculture will become increasingly computerized in the decades ahead, including moisture sensors, drones, smart irrigation, terrain contour mapping, self driving and GPS enable tractors, advances in ecosystem services, and better soil management can help farmers produce food more sustainably. We see these advancements in agriculture through an LCR (Low Carbon […]

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