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(Apr 12) Climate change now a fact of life in Atlantic Canada fishery- CBC News

(Apr 12) Climate change now a fact of life in Atlantic Canada fishery- CBC News

The recently published State of the Atlantic Ocean report outlines the ongoing effects of climate change in unprecedented detail. “We see warming waters throughout the region. We see less oxygen as a result of warming waters and increased stratification, and we see lower levels of food in the water, particularly phytoplankton that has decreased over time,” says […]

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(Apr 9) Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration

(Apr 9) Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration

We are proud to announce that ACT will be supporting the recently announced Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration group to generate, communicate, and mobilize trusted information, policy advice, and best practices for Canadians, governments, and stakeholders on clean growth and climate change. We will be working alongside over 15 highly credible and inclusive researchers, leaders, experts, and practitioners […]

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(Apr 11) Low Carbon Resilience: Landscape-level climate action for the 21st century

(Apr 11) Low Carbon Resilience: Landscape-level climate action for the 21st century

We would like to thank the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects for highlighting the Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) approach in the spring edition of their professional association’s magazine Landscapes/Paysages. In this edition titled Lo!Carbon, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford and Alison Shaw, research lead for the Integrated Climate Action for B.C. Communities Initiative, discuss how since the two […]

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(Apr 17) Climate Emergency Response: Report Back to Vancouver City Council Webinar

(Apr 17) Climate Emergency Response: Report Back to Vancouver City Council Webinar

On January 16, 2019, Vancouver City Council unanimously approved a motion to ramp up the City’s climate action. In three weeks, staff will report back on this motion with a series of recommendations, many of which were discussed during the breakout sessions at our Climate Emergency Response event on Feb 25. Join Matt Horne on […]

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(Apr 8) Metro Vancouver 2050: A Mecca of Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure

(Apr 8) Metro Vancouver 2050: A Mecca of Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure

On November 23, 2018, ACT hosted a workshop with Metro Vancouver-based professionals who share a common interest in advancing the connection between green infrastructure, biodiversity health, and climate action. The workshop included three presentations on climate change, biodiversity and green infrastructure planning that can be accessed from links in the report. Participants brainstormed ways that […]

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(Apr 16) What CleanBC Means for Business

(Apr 16) What CleanBC Means for Business

Presented by the Business Coalition for a Clean Economy, in association with the Pembina Institute, the webinar What CleanBC Means for Business aims to highlight the opportunities for BC businesses and innovation with the CleanBC plan. When: April 16, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT   Speakers: Jamie Gray-Donald, senior vice president for sustainability and EHS, QuadReal Property Group Kel […]

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(June 17-18) BC Active Transportation Summit- Call for Presentations

(June 17-18) BC Active Transportation Summit- Call for Presentations

      The BC Active Transportation Summit on June 17th & 18th is now accepting abstracts. The Summit, presented by the BC Cycling Coalition, will gather leaders, stakeholders and advocates from government, industry, academia, and non-profit sectors to explore how to make active transportation safe and convenient for people of all ages and abilities […]

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(Apr 1) Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds - CBC News

(Apr 1) Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds – CBC News

The leaked report titled Canada’s Changing Climate Report explains how annual average temperatures since 1948 have increased over land by 1.7 C, while in the North, the Prairies and Northern British Columbia the increase is 2.3 C. The report highlights topics such as changes in rainfall and snowfall, changes in climate extremes, changes in freshwater availability and […]

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