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Canadian Climate Forum: Syposium 2016

Canadian Climate Forum: Syposium 2016

The Canadian Climate Forum’s 2016 Symposium will be held October 20-21 in Ottawa. ACT Executive Director Deb Harford is is on the Advisory Board of the CCF, and this Symposium promises to be an informative and exciting opportunity! Check out the information below, and click here to register.

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Beta Version of CoastAdapt Launched

Beta Version of CoastAdapt Launched

CoastAdapt: A new tool for a changing climate helps coastal communities prepare Coastal decision makers can now test a new tool that provides them with pretty much everything they need to adapt their community or business to coastal climate impacts. Click here to access CoastAdapt. CoastAdapt is an online decision support and information delivery system designed specifically […]

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Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity: Climate Change Governance

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity: Climate Change Governance

The Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, is offering a post-doctoral opportunity that will support research on Canadian and international climate change and flood risk governance. Policymakers have started to explore the adoption of “risk-based” approaches to disaster management—such as the use of risk assessments as a condition for disaster mitigation funding—and the expansion of […]

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Integrated Proposal to Tackle Canada’s Climate Change Challenges

ACT – Integrated Proposal to Tackle Climate Change Challenges (PDF download) On August 12, 2016, ACT submitted the following comment to the federal government’s public consultation gathering feedback for the upcoming national climate change plan: Integrated Proposal to Tackle Canada’s Climate Change Challenges KEY RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Recognize the urgency. Changes to the composition of the atmosphere, loss […]

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2016 Livable Cities Forum: Sept 12-14 in Halifax

2016 Livable Cities Forum: Sept 12-14 in Halifax

Are you around Halifax this September? Check out the 2016 Livable Cities Forum, September 12th-14th: 2016 Livable Cities Forum September 12-14, 2016 | Halfiax, NS The Forum is the ideal place to explore innovative tools for financing and implementing adaptation actions within communities; learn from cities about best practices in building resilience across Canada; and develop an […]

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Climate Job: Strategic Communications Lead

Climate Job: Strategic Communications Lead

Strategic Communications Lead Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington Apply by: August 15th The Climate Impacts Group is seeking a full-time Strategic Communications Lead to guide and support their efforts in developing and implementing a proactive, organization-wide communication strategy focused on informing conversations about climate impacts across the Pacific Northwest. RESPONSIBILITIES: Like many of the […]

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Free Webinar: Drought in BC

Free Webinar: Drought in BC

Dealing with Drought – What Communities Need to Know Presented by: The BC Provincial Government Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resources August 11th, 2016 1:30 – 2:30 pm The drought of 2015 was the most severe in recent memory and impacted many communities across the province. Water suppliers were scrambling to manage water supplies […]

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Communications to Advance Canada’s Climate Commitment – Seeking Project Leader

Communications to Advance Canada’s Climate Commitment – Seeking Project Leader

Request for Proposals Communications to Advance Canada’s Climate Commitment – Seeking Project Leader Opportunity: The Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network (CEGN) is seeking a consultant to take on the role of Project Leader for a short-term initiative to develop and enhance communications activities in support of the achievement of Canada’s climate commitment. A strong track record […]

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