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(January 21) The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

(January 21) The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is a new independent national research body that brings together experts from a broad range of disciplines––including ACT’s own Deborah Harford who is on the Institute’s Expert Adaptation Panel. The Institute aims to help decision-makers and Canadians understand and evaluate the policy choices that could put Canada on a […]

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(February 4) Show me the Money: Sustainable Municipal Project Funding Webinar

(February 4) Show me the Money: Sustainable Municipal Project Funding Webinar

Join us in attending the next webinar in the series Show me the Money: Sustainable Municipal Project Funding on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020. Hosted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, this webinar will focus on available funding and grant writing and stacking tips. The webinar will be offered in both English and French. Participants in French […]

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(January 14) BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops

(January 14) BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops

On January 14, 2020, the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative will be hosting free workshops in locations across BC to help agricultural producers from all sectors, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local government representatives prepare for wildfire. This workshop will teach attendees about how to respond in case of wildfire, while also […]

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(December 11) Adapting Mi’kmaq Communities of Prince Edward Island to Climate Change Impacts

(December 11) Adapting Mi’kmaq Communities of Prince Edward Island to Climate Change Impacts

Prince Edward Island First Nation Communities are very vulnerable to the impacts of sea level rise, coastal erosion and changing climatic conditions with many critical infrastructure components at risk to climate related events. This webinar will discuss the key elements for adaptation for these communities, such as climate change vulnerability assessments, adaptation planning, evaluation of the costs […]

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(December 3) Launch of En-Roads Climate Solution Simulator

(December 3) Launch of En-Roads Climate Solution Simulator

En-ROADS is a ground-breaking online climate simulator which provides users with an opportunity to explore pathways to address the global climate crisis, foster meaningful conversations, and precipitate change. The En-ROADS simulator, over ten years in the making, has been co-developed with system dynamics modelers and joint efforts from teams at the Climate Interactive and MIT Sustainability Initiative. […]

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(December 6) An Introduction to Climate Information for Decision Making: Pilot Presentation Webinar

(December 6) An Introduction to Climate Information for Decision Making: Pilot Presentation Webinar

Registration is now open for the Introduction to Climate Information for Decision Making Pilot Presentation Webinar. This webinar will introduce participants to a new PowerPoint presentation that will be available in February 2020 for public use. This presentation is being developed as part of a collaboration between the Canadian Centre for Climate Service (CCCS), Ouranos, […]

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(November 25) Defenders of Wildlife is Hiring a Climate Adaptation Policy Analyst

(November 25) Defenders of Wildlife is Hiring a Climate Adaptation Policy Analyst

Defenders of Wildlife is hiring a Climate Adaptation Policy Analyst! This professional-level position will contribute to Defenders of Wildlife’s strategic goal of ensuring effective climate change policies and practices to conserve wildlife, with a focus on animals and plants listed under the Endangered Species Act, key species and focal landscapes. The incumbent will engage with […]

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(November 22) Introducing the Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals Course for Professional Development

(November 22) Introducing the Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals Course for Professional Development

The Inspiring Climate Action: BC Professionals’ Adaptation Network project has released their first professional development course offering. Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals will run for four weeks and will be facilitated by Dr. Stewart Cohen, a contributing scientist to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Designed for members of Professional Associations across BC, this course will equip participants […]

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