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(February 19-21) Adaptation Canada 2020 Conference: Raising our Game on Resilience

(February 19-21) Adaptation Canada 2020 Conference: Raising our Game on Resilience

With a rise in global temperatures, we know Canada is already facing critical challenges and more are on the horizon. Together we’ll explore the latest on climate projections, impacts and opportunities for risk reduction.This conference is unique. The conference will feature keynote speakers Per Espen Stoknes and Sheila Watt-Cloutier, and will be an opportunity for […]

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(September 30) Partners for Climate Protection Webinar

(September 30) Partners for Climate Protection Webinar

The Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) and Green Asset Management Webinar gives a detailed explanation of LCR, discusses the  cutting edge Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative (ICABCCI), and outlines various LCR interventions such as green roofs and rain gardens. Presented by ACT ED Deborah Harford, the webinar gives participants: A definition of LCR The […]

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(October 30) Webinar: Farming Methods that Thrive in a Decarbonized World

(October 30) Webinar: Farming Methods that Thrive in a Decarbonized World

The application of technology for agriculture will become increasingly computerized in the decades ahead, including moisture sensors, drones, smart irrigation, terrain contour mapping, self driving and GPS enable tractors, advances in ecosystem services, and better soil management can help farmers produce food more sustainably. We see these advancements in agriculture through an LCR (Low Carbon […]

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(September 25) IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

(September 25) IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

In the report, released at a conference on September 25, 100 scientists from more than 30 countries convened to assess the latest scientific knowledge to determine the impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar, and mountain ecosystems as well as the human communities that depend on them. Adaptation capacities, as well as options for […]

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(October 17) Beyond Borders: Tackling embodied emissions through local climate action

(October 17) Beyond Borders: Tackling embodied emissions through local climate action

Join ACT representatives at the event Beyond Borders: Tackling embodied emissions through local climate action to discuss the complex topic of embodied emissions in cities and communities. Experts and decision makers from Vancouver, the U.S., and the U.K. will convene to discuss emissions reductions from sources that stem from outside their boundaries and the resulting […]

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(September 19) Livable Cities Forum Keynote Speakers Annouced: Register Now!

(September 19) Livable Cities Forum Keynote Speakers Annouced: Register Now!

Along with ICLEI, SHIFT Collaborative, and the City of Victoria, we are extremely excited to host Jennifer Keesmaat as a keynote speaker at this years Livable Cities Forum in Victoria, BC, October 28-30. Recently announced keynote speaker Jennifer Keesmaat is passionate about creating places where people flourish. Named one of the “most powerful people in Canada” by Maclean’s, […]

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(September 5) Watch a Webinar on Canada's Top Climate Risks

(September 5) Watch a Webinar on Canada’s Top Climate Risks

The webinar is a summary of the recently published Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks report. In the report, the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) identify 12 major risk areas, assess which risks have the greatest potential for adaptation, and explore how the federal government can best inform its decision-making in response to these risks. The CCA […]

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(September 10) Report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience

(September 10) Report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience

A report entitled Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience released today by the Global Commission on Adaptation begins the ‘year-of-action’. This report calls for a revolution in understanding, planning, and finance to make climate risks visible, and incorporate these risks into all decisions. Further, it calls for political leadership to shake […]

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