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(October 27) Low Carbon Resilience Interventions: Case Studies at the Building, Neighbourhood and Community Levels

(October 27) Low Carbon Resilience Interventions: Case Studies at the Building, Neighbourhood and Community Levels

ACT LCR InterventionsOctober 27 marks the release of ACT’s latest report: Low Carbon Resilience Interventions: Case Studies at the Building, Neighbourhood, and Community Levels. A compilation of comprehensive LCR interventions and associated case studies, this report gives readers a robust understanding of practical LCR application in communities.  While mitigation and adaptation have often been planned […]

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(October 17) ACT Report: Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada

(October 17) ACT Report: Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada

ACT has released an updated report: Paying for Urban Infrastructure in Canada: An Analysis of Current and Emerging Economic Instruments for Local Governments.  This report updates and supplements ACT’s 2015 report Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments. While governments of all levels have made […]

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(September 30) Partners for Climate Protection Webinar

(September 30) Partners for Climate Protection Webinar

The Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) and Green Asset Management Webinar gives a detailed explanation of LCR, discusses the  cutting edge Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative (ICABCCI), and outlines various LCR interventions such as green roofs and rain gardens. Presented by ACT ED Deborah Harford, the webinar gives participants: A definition of LCR The […]

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(September 10) Report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience

(September 10) Report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience

A report entitled Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience released today by the Global Commission on Adaptation begins the ‘year-of-action’. This report calls for a revolution in understanding, planning, and finance to make climate risks visible, and incorporate these risks into all decisions. Further, it calls for political leadership to shake […]

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(August 29) Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure in a Changing Climate - Final Report

(August 29) Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure in a Changing Climate – Final Report

The final background report in a series based on adaptation and biodiversity led green infrastructure is the culmination of the second phase of ACT’s work studying the potential for green infrastructure approaches as nature-based solutions to climate change. The second phase included facilitating a workshop and a focus group that engaged with a diverse range of […]

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(July 23) Listen to ACT's ED Deborah Harford in a live podcast

(July 23) Listen to ACT’s ED Deborah Harford in a live podcast

On July 23, 2019, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford spoke with West Coast Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology. In the podcast, Harford gives listeners the background on the organization she co-founded (ACT), and explains how studying humans and animals is extremely important for adaptation. A self-coined “science translator”, Harford is adept at turning science […]

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Interdisciplinary Green Infrastructure Focus Group Report

Interdisciplinary Green Infrastructure Focus Group Report

On February 22, 2019, ACT hosted a cross-sectoral interdisciplinary focus group of local professionals to share perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in green infrastructure planning and its implementation on a municipal and regional scale. This report summarizes the main topics that were discussed, which include collaborating across disciplines (i.e., interdisciplinarity), taking a regional approach, and developing an interdisciplinary community of practice. […]

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(July 10) CBC News Article Outlines Co-Benefits of Climate Action

(July 10) CBC News Article Outlines Co-Benefits of Climate Action

In an article released today, “Fighting climate change may be cheaper and more beneficial than we think”, CBC News talks with ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford and Ann Dale, a professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University. The article details the numerous co-benefits of pursuing adaptation and mitigation strategies; a synergistic […]

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