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Exciting Job Opportunities with the Institute for Climate Choices

Exciting Job Opportunities with the Institute for Climate Choices

The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is hiring! The Institute produces rigorous and independent research, analysis and insight to bring clarity to the climate challenges and transformative policy choices ahead for Canada. As a collaborative team with more than 50 experts from across the country, the successful candidates will be able to work from anywhere in Canada with […]

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(Feb 24) Still Creek Streamkeepers Talk Series: Green Infrastructure

(Feb 24) Still Creek Streamkeepers Talk Series: Green Infrastructure

On February 24, as part of the Still Creek Streamkeepers Talk Series, ACT Research Assistant Kacia Tolsma will give a presentation on green infrastructure application in the Still Creek area. This talk will focus specifically on bioswales; how they work, how much water they can absorb, design guidelines, and general considerations will all be covered. […]

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(Feb 13) Research Seminar: The Mental Health Impacts of the Climate Crisis

(Feb 13) Research Seminar: The Mental Health Impacts of the Climate Crisis

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University will be welcoming Dr. David Pollack to share his research in a seminar on February 13th, The Mental Health Impacts of the Climate Crisis. Climate change has led to increased extreme weather events, intense heat, ocean acidification, air pollution, and biodiversity losses at alarming rates. While the physical […]

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ACT is hiring!

ACT is hiring!

  ACT has an exciting job opportunity for a post-doctoral fellow starting May 1st, 2020. The successful candidate will join the Integrated Climate Action in BC Communities team, carrying out research with local governments across BC on planning-to-implementation pathways for low carbon resilience approaches that reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change, with multiple co-benefits.       […]

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(Feb 3) Accounting for Natural Assets: a Low Carbon Resilience Approach

(Feb 3) Accounting for Natural Assets: a Low Carbon Resilience Approach

Natural assets are increasingly important under future climate changes. Accounting for them is considered to be a primary low carbon resilience (LCR) approach that can help communities reduce vulnerability to current and projected climate impacts and emissions over time.  In our newly released Accounting for Natural Assets report, we summarize the findings of a detailed analysis into […]

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(Feb 18th) Advancing Nature-Based Solutions in Canada: High-Level Panel and World Café

(Feb 18th) Advancing Nature-Based Solutions in Canada: High-Level Panel and World Café

Join us at our upcoming event, Advancing Nature-Based Solutions in Canada: a High-Level Panel and World Café. In partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Insurance Bureau of Canada, ACT is co-hosting a free event to explore nature-based solution in Canada on February 18th, 2020. This event seeks to assemble a diversity of voices […]

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(Feb 12-27) Metro 2050: Planning Now for Future Generations

(Feb 12-27) Metro 2050: Planning Now for Future Generations

Metro Vancouver’s Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogue Series Metro Vancouver is updating its regional growth strategy, referred to as Metro 2050, to make it more effective and resilient to change. The updates will take place over three phases between 2019 and 2022, and will take into consideration social equity, climate change, impacts of growth policies, […]

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Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate (April 22-24)

Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate (April 22-24)

British Columbia’s Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) and Ecological Accounting Process (EAP) are encouraging local action on nature based solutions. Rather than continuing to attempt to do more with less, local governments have an opportunity to do things differently––and achieve better results––by including natural assets in asset management processes. Learn more about British Columbia’s MNAI and EAP at […]

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