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BC’s biodiversity “ark” threatened by climate change: report

This past Wednesday was a landmark day for ACT: we released the results of the first session in our five-year series of 10 six-month sessions.

ACT’s inaugural session, Communities in Jeopardy: Plant, Animal and Human, ran from September 2007 to April 2008. The report from that session is called Climate Adaptation and Biodiversity: An Ecological and Community Perspective, authored by Jon O’Riordan, former deputy minister in the BC government’s Ministry of Sustainable Resource development, and supplemented by researcher Eric Kimmel, who wrote the accompanying economic analysis.

The report has already been featured in the Vancouver Sun in a story titled “BC ‘ark’ threatened by climate change, report says”, by Scott Simpson and on The Tyee online news site:SFU report ‘impetus’ for province to meet Great Bear commitments”.

Click here to download a PDF of the report.  A companion background report, authored by Eric Kimmel, will be available within the next two weeks.

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