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(Nov 14) Low Carbon Resilience and BC Professional Associations Webinar

(Nov 14) Low Carbon Resilience and BC Professional Associations Webinar

On November 14th, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford, ACT research assistant Christopher Raftis and long-time ACT partner and expert advisor Erica Crawford of Shift Collaborative delivered a webinar on Low Carbon Resilience to the British Columbia Professional Associations’ Adaptation Working Group. In this webinar, ACT presents a conceptual Low Carbon Resilience (i.e., integrated climate action planning […]

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(Oct 22/23) Council of Canadian Academies: Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

(Oct 22/23) Council of Canadian Academies: Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

On October 22nd and 23rd, the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford and members of the Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks met in Montreal to guide the Council of Canadian Academies Prioritizing Climate Change Risks assessment workshop. The group convened to provide expert insight and experience in order to answer the question: what are […]

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(Nov 13) Ecosphere+: Carbon Footprint Calculator

(Nov 13) Ecosphere+: Carbon Footprint Calculator

A new free-to-use tool has launched by Ecosphere+ in order to help businesses calculate their carbon footprint and provide a number of opportunities to offset emissions through a portfolio of forest conservation projects. Examples of how Ecosphere+ carbon credits can help your business; Meet your sustainability and ESG goals. Rebalance your unavoidable impact (for example, delivery […]

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(Oct 29) Canada's Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

(Oct 29) Canada’s Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

At this year’s Annual National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) held in Vancouver on October 29th, Public Safety Canada unveiled a new online forum on GCcollab—a new Government of Canada website designed to increase collaboration between government and stakeholders. GCcollab is a professional collaboration platform that is open to all Canadians by invitation. The […]

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(Nov 23-30) Vancouver King Tide Photo Collection Campaign

(Nov 23-30) Vancouver King Tide Photo Collection Campaign

The City of Vancouver is looking for support from the community this King Tide season (November 23rd-30th), to help document the high water mark. King Tides are the highest tides of the year and with contributions from the community, we can help the City of Vancouver visualize what the shoreline might look like as sea […]

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(Nov 20) Understanding Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens Webinar

(Nov 20) Understanding Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens Webinar

In the context of the recent IPCC report, the launch of the Global Commission on Adaptation, the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, and the advent of the Canadian Centre for Climate Services, the federal government launched in the summer of 2018 a “Climate Lens” to apply to long- lived public infrastructure investments. […]

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(Nov 29) The Circular Economy—A Pathway to a Sustainable Organization

(Nov 29) The Circular Economy—A Pathway to a Sustainable Organization

How can your organization better understand and become part of the circular economy? How can you future-proof your organization and reduce your linear risks? Through case studies, guest speaker, simulations, exercises, instructor-led group discussion and personal reflection, this workshop will assist you in understanding how your organization can integrate circular economy practices such as product-as-a-service, sharing […]

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(April 2-4) Parksville 2019: Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

(April 2-4) Parksville 2019: Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

Join the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC in Parksville, BC at the city’s Community and Conference Centre (132 E. Jensen Avenue) for the Symposium on Water Stewardship in Changing Climate. The symposium will take place over three days, the first being a field day on April 2nd, followed by a 2-day symposium on April […]

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