On May 2nd, 2013, CFAX reporter Pamela McCall interviewed ACT ED Deborah Harford (interview begins at 5 minute mark) about the modernization of BC’s Water Act, and what the incoming provincial government should consider once elected on May 13th, 2013. The Water Act was put in place in 1909, and reflects the priorities and beliefs [...]
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British economist Nicholas Stern has released a new report in collaboration with the thinktank Carbon Tracker, supported by organisations including HSBC, Citi, Standard and Poor’s and the International Energy Agency, detailing the possibility of a “carbon bubble”. Major developed countries are basing the value of their assets on their reserves of oil, gas and coal, [...]
Register now for BCWWA workshop: Got Risk? New Tools for Communicating about Water, Climate and the Future
ACT is assisting BCWWA with their upcoming workshop, Got Risk? New Tools for Communicating about Water, Climate and the Future. A one day event at SFU Vancouver on March 15th, this is a ‘how to’ workshop on tools and methods for communicating important messages about climate change. Register now here.
On April 16th from 1-2pm Eastern time, ACT water policy author and Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative of the UN Water for Life Decade Bob Sandford presented on The Loss of Stationarity in a national webinar (requires Adobe Connect to view) hosted by the Canadian Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice. Stationarity is the [...]
As climate change impacts begin to be increasingly felt around the world in the form of weather extremes such as floods, drought, heatwaves and windstorms, insurers are bearing the brunt of the costs and are beginning to issue an urgent wake up call to governments, businesses and homeowners alike on the current and impending risks. [...]
It was my great pleasure and privilege to be accepted as one of the inaugural cohort of SFU’s Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue (UGSID) back in 2002 (the recent tenth anniversary celebration of the program really brought home how time flies!), which focused on Nature, Environment and Society. I was delighted when the coordinator recently approached [...]
As disheartening news on accelerated melting of ice and unseasonably warm weather continues to emerge from both the Arctic and Antarctic, researchers from four countries are gathering in Manila at a conference hosted by the Manila Observatory to discuss climate threats to coastal cities. ACT ED Deborah Harford will present on CCaR work being done [...]
On January 9, 2013, ACT joined other BC experts to discuss sea level rise through the tool called Twitterchat, using the hashtag #SustyBC. A rich discussion ensued, and many useful resources were shared, all of which you can read and access in the Storify version, posted here.