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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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(Nov 27) Advancing Collaborative Climate Adaptation in British Columbia

(Nov 27) Advancing Collaborative Climate Adaptation in British Columbia

Join ICLEI Canada for a one-day event combining panel discussions, presentations, and interactive breakouts designed to increase understanding of climate impacts and highlight how local collaboration is advancing action. ACT is a partner with ICLEI Canada on this project and Deborah Harford, the Executive Director of ACT, will be speaking at the event. This exciting one-day event is designed for […]

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(Oct 25) Canada Joins Global Commission on Adaptation

(Oct 25) Canada Joins Global Commission on Adaptation

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte met on October 25th, to formally announce Canada’s participation and support of the new Global Commission on Adaptation.  In attendance were a number of experts in the field of climate change adaptation, including the Executive Director of […]

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(Oct 4) ACT Receives Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia Fall 2018 Grant

(Oct 4) ACT Receives Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia Fall 2018 Grant

We are proud to announce that ACT has been awarded one of 14 Fall 2018 grants from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC). The REFBC has approved $1.75M in funding to support research, education and policy analysis related to sustainable land use and real estate. Over the next three years, ACT will be using […]

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Real Estate Foundation Land Awards

Real Estate Foundation Land Awards

ACT is excited to share the announcement of the 2018 Real Estate Foundation Land Awards finalists. The Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford was asked to be a judge of this year’s award. The Land Awards celebrate initiatives that demonstrate leadership, innovation, and collaboration in sustainable land use in British Columbia. The awards program recognizes outstanding […]

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(Nov 2) Job posting: PICS Program Manager for University of Victoria

(Nov 2) Job posting: PICS Program Manager for University of Victoria

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is seeking applicants for a dynamic opportunity as Program Manager located at the University of Victoria. Program Managers help implement the PICS Strategic Plan. They represent PICS on the ground at our collaborating universities and work closely with the organization’s broader community to raise awareness and initiate action […]

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(Nov 8) Climate Change in the Urban Environment: Essential Steps to Enabling Resiliency

(Nov 8) Climate Change in the Urban Environment: Essential Steps to Enabling Resiliency

SFU’s Faculty of Environment will be hosting a one-day workshop titled Climate Change in the Urban Environment: Essential Steps to Enabling Resilience on November 8th. The course will be provided by one of ACT’s expert advisors Christine Callihoo MSc, RPP. Christine has more than 20 years professional consulting experience in land use and community planning, facilitation […]

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C40 Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment Tool

C40 Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment Tool

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation recently launched a new online tool that will help cities understand the relationship between mitigation measures, which reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and adaptation measures, which reduce climate risk. Based on cities’ experiences and designed for cities, this is the first tool available that will help policy-makers systemically […]

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