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(Nov 7) The Intersection of Financial Risk and Climate Resilience

(Nov 7) The Intersection of Financial Risk and Climate Resilience

ASU’s School of Sustainability in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment are hosting a webinar on November 7th, where panelists will explore the risks and opportunities in the resilience finance marketplace and the financial mechanisms available to identify, evaluate, and manage climate risk. Panelists include; Joyce Coffee (Moderator): President, Climate Resilience Consulting Senior Sustainability Fellow, ASU […]

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(Nov 9) 2050: Degrees of Change Live Recording

(Nov 9) 2050: Degrees of Change Live Recording

On November 9th, CBC Vancouver’s podcast 2050: Degrees of Change will be hosting a live recording of their newest episode as part of the Vancouver Podcast Festival.  CBC’s Senior Meteorologist and Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe will be exploring what can still be done to counter the worst-case scenarios facing our region, and what that means for you. […]

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(Nov 27) Advancing Collaborative Climate Adaptation in British Columbia

(Nov 27) Advancing Collaborative Climate Adaptation in British Columbia

Join ICLEI Canada for a one-day event combining panel discussions, presentations, and interactive breakouts designed to increase understanding of climate impacts and highlight how local collaboration is advancing action. ACT is a partner with ICLEI Canada on this project and Deborah Harford, the Executive Director of ACT, will be speaking at the event. This exciting one-day event is designed for […]

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(Oct 26) Business and Civil Society Leaders Support Action on Carbon Pricing and Clean Competitive Policies

(Oct 26) Business and Civil Society Leaders Support Action on Carbon Pricing and Clean Competitive Policies

The Smart Prosperity Leaders Initiative issued a statement on October 26th in support of carbon pricing and clean competitiveness policies.  The initiative, which includes 24 prominent leaders from business, environmental, labour, social, youth and indigenous organizations across Canada was launched with the purpose to harness new thinking to accelerate Canada’s transition to a stronger, cleaner economy. […]

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(Nov 16) Emergency Management in Indigenous Communities Webinar

(Nov 16) Emergency Management in Indigenous Communities Webinar

Emergency Management in Indigenous Communities: Addressing Mental Health and Cultural Safety in Evacuation Processes is the second webinar in a series of webinars that will take the opportunity to highlight the important work being done through the eyes of project experts. Speakers:  Dr. Emily Dicken, the Director of First Nations Coordination with Emergency Management BC […]

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(Oct 25) Canada Joins Global Commission on Adaptation

(Oct 25) Canada Joins Global Commission on Adaptation

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte met on October 25th, to formally announce Canada’s participation and support of the new Global Commission on Adaptation.  In attendance were a number of experts in the field of climate change adaptation, including the Executive Director of […]

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BOMA Canada 2019 Resilience Brief

BOMA Canada 2019 Resilience Brief

ACT is excited to share the latest  version of the BOMA Canada Resilience Brief – an important tool to help building owners and managers begin to consider resilience and the potential risks imposed by extreme weather events. Following the disastrous events of 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires and the 2018 New Brunswick and Toronto floods, industry visionaries, […]

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(Nov 1)  To Catch a Falling Sky

(Nov 1) To Catch a Falling Sky

A conversation series exploring challenges and solutions for water, energy and food resources is kicking off November 1st with a discussion exploring practical climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies for British Columbia. The series is presented by SFU’s Faculty of Environment (which ACT is proudly part of), the Pacific Water Research Centre  and Telus World of […]

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