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AIACC Program Aims to Help Developing Countries with Adaptation

The Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) program is a global initiative developed in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the United Nations Environment Programme/World Meteorological Organization and is funded by the Global Environment Facility. By funding collaborative research, training and technical support, AIACC aims to enhance the scientific […]

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Climate Scientist Speaks to the Need for Adaptation

Dr. Paul Kovacs, Executive Director for the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, speaking to the Toronto Star from the Climate Change Adaptation summit hosted by the Ontario Government recently spoke of the need for adaptation. “All of the good things that we are trying to do with respect to reducing our emissions will matter going […]

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Review of “Adaptation to Climate Change: Where do we go from Bali?”

Review of article by Sven Harmeling published in Tiempo Climate Newswatch, March 2008. In this commentary, Sven Harmeling of Germanwatch proposes a number of ways to move discussions forward on adaptation issues following the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali in December 2007. He considers the role that the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term […]

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Adaptation and Mitigation Must Join Forces

Living in British Columbia provides many stark examples of the impacts of climate change. Impacts ranging from the retreat of glaciers throughout the Coast Mountains to the devastating impact of the pine beetle in huge swaths of our forests speak to an ever-more-urgent need to address climate change.Traditionally, efforts surrounding climate change have taken one […]

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ACT’s First Conference – Communities in Jeopardy: Plant, Animal and Human – a Success

On March 31st and April 1st ACT brought together a wide range of expertise from the fields of biodiversity and rural resource-dependent communities to provide input and feedback on the development of policy recommendations in these areas with respect to climate change adaptation in British Columbia.The results of these meetings will be used by the […]

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Welcome to the ACT Blog

ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team) is a non-profit policy planning initiative that is designed to develop timely options for sustainable adaptation to climate change impacts. In order to do this we are convening national stakeholder and researcher sessions around 9 key themes (Communities in Jeopardy, Extreme Weather Events and Natural Hazards, Fresh Water Supply, […]

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