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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 […]

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

Report from NYtimes.com: 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 […]

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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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Are we living in ‘The Age of Stupid’?

Are we living in the ‘Age of Stupid’? It’s quite possible. Check out ‘The Age of Stupid’ film from the UK, screening at the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) that kicks off November 27, 2009 in Vancouver. ‘The Age of Stupid’ is a documentary-drama-animation hybrid starring Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, […]

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iPhone app helps track climate change!

iPhone app helps track climate change!

Calling all iPhone lovers! There’s a new app that helps track climate change. Check out this link: iPhone helps track climate change.  

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“Towards Recognition” – a fantastic blog raising awareness about environmental migrants

“Towards Recognition” – a fantastic blog raising awareness about environmental migrants

ACT would like to take a moment to draw your attention to a fantastic Vancouver-based blog “Towards Recognition” which aims to raise awareness about the crucial topic of environmental migrants, sometimes know as ‘climate refugees’. Towards Recognition was created by Dan DaSilva, an independent researcher and information specialist who works on the specific issue of […]

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Are your investments safe…from climate change?

The United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a new staff guidance that may require U.S.-traded companies to disclose their exposure to financial risks relating to climate change and emerging policies, reports Nasdaq. Investors will now be able to inquire about the financial implications of critical issues, such as climate change, on their investment […]

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Call for Abstracts! 2010 Climate Change Adaptation Conference

The 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference “Climate Adaptation Futures: Preparing for the unavoidable impacts of climate change” call for abstracts deadline is Monday, January 18, 2009. The conference will be taking place June 29 – July 1, 2010 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, in Australia’s beautiful Gold Coast in the state of Queensland. […]

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