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ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

Listen to CBC reporter Tina Lovgreen and Deborah Harford answer questions and speak to concerns from BC residents on how their community is adapting to the impacts of climate change. Deb spoke about ecosystem restoration, green infrastructure projects and how valuing ecosystem services can help communities reduce the impact of climate change while reducing their […]

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ACT on Global News for Earth Day

ACT on Global News for Earth Day

Check out our Executive Director Deborah Harford on Global News! Deb spoke about Earth Day 2018, touching on what we can do to help reduce our negative impact on the planet. Research shows that by 2050 the ocean will be filled with more plastic than fish, but luckily there is much we can do to […]

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April 27: The Hard Work of Hope in the Anthropocene

April 27: The Hard Work of Hope in the Anthropocene

Join the adaptation community for an exciting talk on April 27 in Victoria. Tim O’Riordan, PhD, is an emeritus professor of environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia, U.K. and an academic adviser to the University of Victoria’s POLIS Water Sustainability Project. He’s also the brother of Jon O’Riordan, PhD, ACT senior adviser and also strategic adviser […]

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May 10: Workshop on Effective Climate Communications

May 10: Workshop on Effective Climate Communications

Join ICLEI Canada and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) as they present a workshop to help participants overcome common hurdles to climate conversations, and gain useful skills for effective communications. Thursday, May 10, 2018 9-11:30 am University of Victoria Victoria, BC This will be an interactive workshop that will include small group breakout sessions […]

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March for Science on April 14

March for Science on April 14

On April 14th, from 11am-2pm at Science World, scientists and the public will once again come together in Vancouver to raise awareness, advocate and speak up for science. In late winter 2018 organizers from the Metro Vancouver area once again rose to the call to help organize the March for Science Vancouver event. While the […]

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ACT Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience - The Benefits of Integrated Climate Action

ACT Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience – The Benefits of Integrated Climate Action

ACT hosted an exciting webinar featuring our work on Low Carbon Resilience. Low Carbon Resilience is focused on integrating climate change strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts (adaptation). We currently have a window of opportunity to plan implementation of low carbon resilience via coordinated actions, policies, pricing […]

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Briefing Paper: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in Canada's Energy Sector

Briefing Paper: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in Canada’s Energy Sector

ACT has released a briefing paper on the benefits to be gained from combining adaptation and mitigation actions in the Canadian energy sector. Canada has committed to the rapid implementation of climate change commitments that will reduce carbon emissions (i.e. mitigation), reduce the nation’s vulnerability to environmental impacts (i.e. adaptation), and build a new “green” […]

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Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies

Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies

  Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies Climate change impacts are already causing environmental, social, health, and economic problems for Canadian communities, and these are projected to increase. There is widespread recognition that we must plan responses to these impacts (climate change adaptation), and that reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions […]

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