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(May 21) Call For Abstracts: Adaptation Canada 2020

(May 21) Call For Abstracts: Adaptation Canada 2020

            Fraser Basin Council will be hosting the Adaptation Canada 2020 national conference in Vancouver on February 19-21, 2020. Abstracts must be submitted by May 21, 2019 ay 5pm PST! The Program in 2020 will focus innovations in resilience that have been developed over the past three years since the […]

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(May 3) Job postings: The Canadian Climate and Clean Growth Institute

(May 3) Job postings: The Canadian Climate and Clean Growth Institute

ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford is proud to be serving on the adaptation panel for the newly established, Canadian Climate and Clean Growth Institute. Launched in early 2019, The Institute’s mission is to generate, communicate, and mobilize trusted information and policy advice to stakeholders on climate mitigation, adaptation and clean growth. They are an independent […]

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(Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here's what we can do about it (CBC News)

(Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here’s what we can do about it (CBC News)

On April 30th, CBC News published a story detailing the flooded or areas at risk of future flooding as a result of a legacy of poor planning in communities across Canada. Climate change, coupled with a changed landscape, due to agriculture, urban development and other land use decisions has increased communities vulnerability to flooding. ACT’s […]

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(May 1) Job posting: Project Lead, Climate Change and Health Adaptation Planning, Public Health

(May 1) Job posting: Project Lead, Climate Change and Health Adaptation Planning, Public Health

Vancouver Coastal Health is hiring a Project Lead in the Public Health department. The Climate Change and Health Adaptation Planning Project Lead will prepare an integrated health and climate change vulnerability assessment report and develop a climate change and health adaptation strategic plan. This is a temporary position, ending approximately April 30, 2022. For more information […]

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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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