Author Archive for Deborah


London’s Mayor Boris Johnson on Banks and Saving the Planet

London’s Major, Boris Johnson, wrote an interesting article in his weekly Telegraph column on the role banks could play in saving the planet, and make a profit to boot. Take a break and check out the article here. It’s another example of how industry sectors could be leading the way in making the shift to […]


Happy New Year! What ACT has in store for 2010…

Happy New Year everybody! The team at ACT is looking forward an exciting year of events and activities. We kicked off our Energy session in November with a clean energy seminar held in partnership with the Swiss Consulate General and The GLOBE Foundation, and are looking forward to hosting two more workshops coming up in […]


Op-Ed: Copenhagen Was Just a Sideshow

Dr. Mark Jacquard from Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management has underscored the urgent need for adaptation to the impacts of climate change. In his op-ed published in the Ottawa Citizen December 23, Dr. Jacquard addresses the events at the recent talks in Copenhagen, and comments on difficulties agreeing on emissions-reductions targets […]


Canada – the “Colossal Fossil”

Oh, Canada. What’s going on? We’ve been bestowed with the ‘honour’ of environmental groups’ most dubious award – the “Colossal Fossil” at Copenhagen 2009. The groups say Canada’s target for reducing its greenhouse gases is “among the worst in the industrialized world” and its plan to reach its goal is “so weak that it would […]


Pope Calls for Action on Climate Change

In the midst of the ongoing debates at Copenhagen, representatives from the Vatican are also making their voices heard. Pope Benedict XVI called for urgent action to protect the environment, saying Tuesday that climate change and natural catastrophes threaten the rights to life, food, health – and ultimately peace – reports the Globe and Mail. […]


Copenhagen – Day 1

It’s here. Copenhagen 2009. Day 1 has arrived with much anticipation, as over 15,000 experts and 100 world leaders gather for 12 days to discuss one of the greatest challenges ever faced by humanity. “If the whole world comes to Copenhagen and leaves without making the needed political agreement, then I think it’s a failure […]


Before Copenhagen: A New York Times Op-Ed Weather Report

Report from President Obama and other world leaders will gather in Copenhagen next week to discuss climate change. Though this is a global issue, it’s also a profoundly local one. For this reason, the Op-Ed editors asked writers from four different continents to report on the climate changes they’ve experienced close to home. Here […]


ACT colleague Dr. John Richards to speak at conference on Bangladesh and climate change

ACT colleague Dr. John Richards of SFU’s Public Policy Program will be speaking at a conference that will address Bangladesh’s potential to adapt to climate change over the coming century. The conference will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, 9th December at the Liu Centre, University of British Columbia, from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. […]

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