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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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(Mar 29) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative Workshop 1: Summary Report

(Mar 29) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative Workshop 1: Summary Report

On January 10, 2019, ACT SFU’s Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative (ICABCCI) kicked off with an inaugural workshop that brought together 12 BC communities representing urban and rural areas, large and small municipalities, First Nations, and regional districts, all at different stages of adaptation and mitigation planning and implementation. This is the first stage in […]

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(Mar 26) Mozambique isn't alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world- The Washington Post

(Mar 26) Mozambique isn’t alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world- The Washington Post

“The push for progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions must be pursued with unshakable resolve, but it must be accompanied by an equally strong push for investment in resilient infrastructure in the poorest places on Earth, where adaptation to climate change is now a matter of life or death.” – Mami Mizutori, Head of the […]

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