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(Apr 30) Protecting space for wildlife: A national habitat crisis

(Apr 30) Protecting space for wildlife: A national habitat crisis

WWF-Canada’s new nation-wide Wildlife Protection Assessment identifies gaps in wildlife habitat protection while offering recommendations regarding how to protect areas that will benefit biodiversity while slowing climate change. Based on the assessment, the following five regions should be prioritized for protection: The Territories Okanagan Grasslands Southern Ontario and Quebec Saint John Watershed In order to […]

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(May 2) A Regional Approach to Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure- Webinar

(May 2) A Regional Approach to Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure- Webinar

We are excited to announce our May 2nd webinar, A Regional Approach to Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure, hosted by the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources! Green infrastructure and nature-based solutions are gaining traction as their benefits for climate change adaptation and mitigation become better understood. Meanwhile, biodiversity loss is emerging as a global crisis […]

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(May 9) To Catch a Falling Sky: Metamorphosis

(May 9) To Catch a Falling Sky: Metamorphosis

On May 9th, the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford, along with Matt Horne (City of Vancouver) and Deborah Carson (West Coast Environmental Law) will be discussing climate change mitigation strategies in British Columbia. This is the third edition of the To Catch a Falling Sky  discussion series hosted by Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Environment, the Pacific […]

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(Apr 26) Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

(Apr 26) Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

The deadline for graduate students in British Columbia, Washington State, and Oregon interested in applying for the 2019 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is April 26th. The Foundation awards this two-year, $100,000 Fellowship annually to one graduate student who has overcome adversity, demonstrates strong leadership potential, and is focused on work to safeguard the natural environment by […]

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(Apr 12) Climate change now a fact of life in Atlantic Canada fishery- CBC News

(Apr 12) Climate change now a fact of life in Atlantic Canada fishery- CBC News

The recently published State of the Atlantic Ocean report outlines the ongoing effects of climate change in unprecedented detail. “We see warming waters throughout the region. We see less oxygen as a result of warming waters and increased stratification, and we see lower levels of food in the water, particularly phytoplankton that has decreased over time,” says […]

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(Apr 9) Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration

(Apr 9) Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration

We are proud to announce that ACT will be supporting the recently announced Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration group to generate, communicate, and mobilize trusted information, policy advice, and best practices for Canadians, governments, and stakeholders on clean growth and climate change. We will be working alongside over 15 highly credible and inclusive researchers, leaders, experts, and practitioners […]

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(Apr 11) Low Carbon Resilience: Landscape-level climate action for the 21st century

(Apr 11) Low Carbon Resilience: Landscape-level climate action for the 21st century

We would like to thank the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects for highlighting the Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) approach in the spring edition of their professional association’s magazine Landscapes/Paysages. In this edition titled Lo!Carbon, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford and Alison Shaw, research lead for the Integrated Climate Action for B.C. Communities Initiative, discuss how since the two […]

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(Apr 17) Climate Emergency Response: Report Back to Vancouver City Council Webinar

(Apr 17) Climate Emergency Response: Report Back to Vancouver City Council Webinar

On January 16, 2019, Vancouver City Council unanimously approved a motion to ramp up the City’s climate action. In three weeks, staff will report back on this motion with a series of recommendations, many of which were discussed during the breakout sessions at our Climate Emergency Response event on Feb 25. Join Matt Horne on […]

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