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Job Posting: PICS Associate Director

Exciting opportunity for climate change work in Victoria! PICS (the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions) is hiring an Associate Director. Details below: Associate Director Location: University of Victoria campus, Victoria FTE: One-year term, full time Salary: commensurate with experience Closing date: July 5, 2017 POSITION SUMMARY The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) was established […]

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Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Climate change impacts such as flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase in BC over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. As well, species are struggling to adapt to changing weather patterns and climate extremes combined with […]

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ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

The 2017 Livable Cities Forum will take place September 18-20 in Victoria, BC. As a special pre-event workshop, Green Resilience Strategies and ACT are offering the following: Taking Action on Green Resilience: Adaptation & Mitigation Synergies Sunday, September 17 1:30 – 5:30 pm Cost: $45 + tax and fees It is time to align our […]

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ACT Webinar: Recording Now Online

On May 2, ACT  gave an enlightening webinar highlighting an example of low carbon resilience work across jurisdictional boundaries. Low Carbon Resilience Case Study: Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance in Still Creek Chloe Boyle, Researcher, ACT; Graduate Student, SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT Edward Nichol, Senior Researcher, ACT In […]

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Re-energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future

Re-energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future

In Fall 2016, Natural Resources Canada commissioned Sustainable Canada Dialogues to produce an independent, scholarly report on the transition to low-carbon energy. The report was developed to examine how Canada could transition to low-carbon energy systems while remaining globally competitive.  Re-Energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future, provides independent academic input to Generation Energy, a […]

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Read Now: The Green Infrastructure Guide

Read Now: The Green Infrastructure Guide

Published in May 2007, The Green Infrastructure Guide remains an invaluable reference document for those who embrace a ‘design with nature’ philosophy. The Guide led directly to development of the Shared Responsibility Matrix which embodies a way-of-thinking that is timeless. The Guide illuminates the early history of green infrastructure implementation in British Columbia, serves as a […]

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Free Public Talk: The Octopus's Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

Free Public Talk: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite you to a free public talk and discussion, The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise. Who will be tending your garden when the ocean rises? An octopus? A seastar? Imagine the City of Vancouver without the […]

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Webinar: How Sustainable is our Global Climate Ethos?

The Security & Sustainability Forum presents: How Sustainable is our Global Climate Ethos? with Katharine Hayhoe and Alice Hill  Thursday, June 8 1:15 – 2:45 pm ET Building on decades of work across the globe by the public and private sectors, has a shared global climate ethos — a sense of collective commitment and common purpose — […]

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