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(September 5) Speakers announced for upcoming Livable Cities Forum

(September 5) Speakers announced for upcoming Livable Cities Forum

The Livable Cities Forum is less than 2 months away, and we are thrilled to share some of our speakers with you. The program brings together a diverse group of panelists, workshop hosts, and speakers from across North America. They will share stories, innovative ideas, and lessons learned on the conference themes and engage in thoughtful, […]

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(September 26) Innovation: Re-thinking Green Infrastructure Talk

(September 26) Innovation: Re-thinking Green Infrastructure Talk

On September 26, at 7:00pm join ACT downtown to discuss innovation in green infrastructure. This is the fourth talk in the To Catch a Falling Sky Series hosted by SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre and Science World. The talk will be an exploration of urban innovation using green infrastructure and features notable speakers Melina Scholefield (Manager […]

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(October 10) Webinar: How Cities are Paying for Climate Resilience

(October 10) Webinar: How Cities are Paying for Climate Resilience

On October 10, 2019 from 1:15 – 2:45 PM (EDT) join professionals and city leaders, authors of the recent report: Playbook 1.0: How Cities are Paying for Climate Resilience to explore strategies that reflect leading edge climate financing practices and discuss what these mean for other cities and the evolution of climate-resilience finance. This webinar will […]

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(September 11/19) Webinar Series: Thriving in the Transition to a New Carbon Economy

(September 11/19) Webinar Series: Thriving in the Transition to a New Carbon Economy

This webinar series aims to propel the transition to a new carbon economy forward, one in which we are not focused on the past, but transitioning into a future that is beneficial for all. The new economy shifts away from a history of extraction and degradation, towards a future where we harness our lands to […]

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(August 29) Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure in a Changing Climate - Final Report

(August 29) Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure in a Changing Climate – Final Report

The final background report in a series based on adaptation and biodiversity led green infrastructure is the culmination of the second phase of ACT’s work studying the potential for green infrastructure approaches as nature-based solutions to climate change. The second phase included facilitating a workshop and a focus group that engaged with a diverse range of […]

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(September 5) Webinar: A Conversation with Hazel Henderson about Science Based Investing

(September 5) Webinar: A Conversation with Hazel Henderson about Science Based Investing

A recent study published in Nature Sustainability puts the value of the Amazon Rainforest at $8.6 billion annually –a number that only counts the direct economic impact on Brazil’s economy; not the multitude of ecosystem services that are provided by the Amazon. Hazel Henderson is one of the first economists who realized that GDP was […]

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(September 9) Webinar: Killer Heat in the United States

(September 9) Webinar: Killer Heat in the United States

July 2019 was the hottest month on record. A recent report entitled Killer Heat in the United States: The Future of Dangerously Hot Days  shows the rapid, widespread increases in heat expected to spread across the country. The analysis in the report finds that the intensity of the coming heat depends heavily on how quickly we act […]

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(August 22) - ACT Hiring Post Doctoral Fellow

(August 22) – ACT Hiring Post Doctoral Fellow

The ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team) in the Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University (SFU), is offering a post-doctoral opportunity that will support research on the empirical investigation of planning and implementing low carbon resilience (LCR) in diverse BC communities, contributing to the shift from theory about integrated climate responses to evaluating integration in […]

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