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FACTS Event: Biodiversity and Innovation

FACTS Event: Biodiversity and Innovation

You and invited to the conference FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate Talks) “Biodiversity and Innovation” in partnership with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the Consulate General of France in Vancouver. This free public discussion will be held in the auditorium of the Beaty Museum on May 13th 2016 from 6.00pm, just a few days prior to theInternational Day for Biological […]

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Webinar: Understanding the Paris Agreement and its Implications

Webinar: Understanding the Paris Agreement and its Implications

Register now for this upcoming webinar offered by the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) and the Harvard Kennedy School: Understanding the Paris Agreement and its Implications  Thursday June 2nd, 1:00 pm Eastern Time In April 2016, more than 175 nations signed the Paris Agrement, an event that may well be remembered as the critical […]

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ACT ED at Metro Vancouver Sustainability Breakfast

On April 21st, ACT Executive Director Deb Harford spoke at one of Metro Vancouver’s Sustainability Breakfasts focusing on climate change adaptation. She spoke alongside representatives from Metro Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, and the City of North Vancouver. Presentations from this event are now online. Click here to see Deb’s presentation as well as […]

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Job with David Suzuki Foundation: Energy & Climate Policy Analyst

Job with David Suzuki Foundation: Energy & Climate Policy Analyst

An exciting climate job opportunity with the David Suzuki Foundation: Policy Analyst: Renewable Energy & Climate Solutions  Vancouver Full time, permanent (34 hours/week) Application deadline: May 15th Responsibilities: • Recognized as a DSF expert in their area(s) of specialization (climate change and clean energy). • Implements and takes responsibility for the outcome of the plans, […]

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Bob Sandford on Water Security and Climate Stability

Bob Sandford on Water Security and Climate Stability

Bob Sandford, ACT’s senior water adviser, gave a presentation last week to the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and the Canadian Association for the Club of Rome in Ottawa. Bob’s talk was entitled “Hot & Bothered: Water Security, Climate Stability, & Human & Planetary Health in a Warming World.” In addition to being the EPCOR […]

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Infographic on Flood Risk

Infographic on Flood Risk

This helpful new infographic on flood risk explains why everyone should care about floods, even those who don’t live near water. View below, or click here to download.  

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Communicating Impacts and Adaptation: Engaging Communities When Climate Change Comes Home

Communicating Impacts and Adaptation: Engaging Communities When Climate Change Comes Home

Friends in Victoria, check out this upcoming event: Communicating Impacts and Adaptation: Engaging Communities When Climate Change Comes Home May 9th, 2016 7:00 pm Room A104, Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria Please join the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions for a public presentation by Dr. Susanne Moser. How can we best engage people around […]

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Flood Control Structures Harm Fish in Fraser River

Flood Control Structures Harm Fish in Fraser River

A new study from researchers at Simon Fraser University argues that hundreds of small flood-control structures in the lower Fraser River are robbing salmon and other fish of valuable habitat while creating conditions for non-native species to flourish. From The Vancouver Sun‘s profile of the research: “The study looked at five sites with flood-control structures and five without in […]

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