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(Feb 19-21 2020) Adaptation Canada 2020: Raising Our Game on Resilience

(Feb 19-21 2020) Adaptation Canada 2020: Raising Our Game on Resilience

        Canada’s national conference on climate change adaptation is coming to the West Coast! ADAPTATION CANADA 2020 (February 19-21, 2020) will bring to Vancouver experts and leaders from diverse sectors, regions and jurisdictions to work on one of the most urgent issues of our time — how to build climate change resilience […]

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(Jan 10) Climate Futures Series: The Science, Impacts and Solutions to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees

(Jan 10) Climate Futures Series: The Science, Impacts and Solutions to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees

Which path to halting climate change? On January 10th The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Climate Futures Initiative and SFU’s Faculty of Environment are hosting the Solutions talk of the Climate Futures Series: The SCIENCE, IMPACTS and SOLUTIONS to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees. This talk will explore how the limited amount of carbon dioxide that we […]

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Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals - Final Report

Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals – Final Report

ACT is excited to announce the release of the final report and deliverables for our year-long project exploring low carbon resilience (LCR) best practices for professionals. We also present a joint statement signed by the following national professional associations and endorsed by national municipal climate resources provider, ICLEI Canada, in support of advancing LCR in and across their […]

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National Professional Associations Support Integrated Climate Action

National Professional Associations Support Integrated Climate Action

JOINT STATEMENT FROM CANADA’S NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: ADVANCING INTEGRATED CLIMATE ACTION October 29th, 2018 PREAMBLE The recently released IPCC SR1.5 report is unequivocal: we are beginning to experience the impacts of climate change, and it will take “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to keep global warming below the crucial […]

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(Dec 13) ACT's Executive Director, Deborah Harford on CBC's The Current

(Dec 13) ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford on CBC’s The Current

On December 13th, the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford was invited to speak with CBC’s The Current about challenges our society faces in the special edition 11 Years: A Blueprint For Climate Action. Deborah spoke to the need for an immediate focus on solutions, benefits and opportunities. For the full episode see here.

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(Dec 10) COP 24 Update

(Dec 10) COP 24 Update

Just a week after the naturalist Sir David Attenborough spoke passionately from the “People’s Seat” in Katowice, Poland at COP 24, the United States government officials are defending the fossil fuel industry. While addressing the climate change conference from the “Peoples Seat,” which represents the link between the public and policy makers, Sir David said: […]

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(Dec 5) CleanBC- our pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future

(Dec 5) CleanBC- our pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future

          On December 5, 2018, the B.C. government released Clean BC – our pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future. It builds on recent announcements, such as mandating 100% of new cars to be zero-emission vehicles by 2040; providing rebates for efficiency upgrades including insulation and heat pumps; signing […]

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(Dec 12/14) Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform Webinars

(Dec 12/14) Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform Webinars

Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform has two upcoming webinars we are pleased to share: 1. Introducing the Canadian Centre for Climate Services: Climate data, resources and support for adaptation planning December 12, 2018; 1:00 –2:00 PM ET Registration The Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) is the Government of Canada’s authoritative source for climate data […]

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