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(Jan-Feb) @Home on the Coast Magazine: Canadian Architects Support Integrated Climate Action

(Jan-Feb) @Home on the Coast Magazine: Canadian Architects Support Integrated Climate Action

We would like to thank @Home on the Coast  for showcasing in their January-February edition the joint statement signed in 2018 by the Canadian Institute of Planners, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, and ICLEI Canada pledging to actively promote integrated climate action or “low carbon resilience” […]

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(Mar 1) Semester in Climate Futures

(Mar 1) Semester in Climate Futures

We are proud to announce that ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford will be teaching the Fall 2019 SFU Semester in Dialogue, Semester in Climate Futures. Deborah is the first alumna of the program to return in a teaching position and will provide students with insights as a life long environmentalist, passionate communicator, and thought leader […]

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Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals - Final Report

Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals – Final Report

ACT is excited to announce the release of the final report and deliverables for our year-long project exploring low carbon resilience (LCR) best practices for professionals. We also present a joint statement signed by the following national professional associations and endorsed by national municipal climate resources provider, ICLEI Canada, in support of advancing LCR in and across their […]

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National Professional Associations Support Integrated Climate Action

National Professional Associations Support Integrated Climate Action

JOINT STATEMENT FROM CANADA’S NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: ADVANCING INTEGRATED CLIMATE ACTION October 29th, 2018 PREAMBLE The recently released IPCC SR1.5 report is unequivocal: we are beginning to experience the impacts of climate change, and it will take “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to keep global warming below the crucial […]

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(Dec 13) ACT's Executive Director, Deborah Harford on CBC's The Current

(Dec 13) ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford on CBC’s The Current

On December 13th, the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford was invited to speak with CBC’s The Current about challenges our society faces in the special edition 11 Years: A Blueprint For Climate Action. Deborah spoke to the need for an immediate focus on solutions, benefits and opportunities. For the full episode see here.

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(Nov 14) Low Carbon Resilience and BC Professional Associations Webinar

(Nov 14) Low Carbon Resilience and BC Professional Associations Webinar

On November 14th, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford, ACT research assistant Christopher Raftis and long-time ACT partner and expert advisor Erica Crawford of Shift Collaborative delivered a webinar on Low Carbon Resilience to the British Columbia Professional Associations’ Adaptation Working Group. In this webinar, ACT presents a conceptual Low Carbon Resilience (i.e., integrated climate action planning […]

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(Oct 22/23) Council of Canadian Academies: Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

(Oct 22/23) Council of Canadian Academies: Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

On October 22nd and 23rd, the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford and members of the Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks met in Montreal to guide the Council of Canadian Academies Prioritizing Climate Change Risks assessment workshop. The group convened to provide expert insight and experience in order to answer the question: what are […]

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(Nov 9) 2050: Degrees of Change Live Recording

(Nov 9) 2050: Degrees of Change Live Recording

On November 9th, CBC Vancouver’s podcast 2050: Degrees of Change will be hosting a live recording of their newest episode as part of the Vancouver Podcast Festival.  CBC’s Senior Meteorologist and Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe will be exploring what can still be done to counter the worst-case scenarios facing our region, and what that means for you. […]

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