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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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(July 4) CBC News Coverage of CCA Climate Risks for Canada Report

(July 4) CBC News Coverage of CCA Climate Risks for Canada Report

“We can predict and project the climate change impacts that are coming down the line for our regions in Canada,” said Deborah Harford, a member of the expert panel, “and because we know that, we can think strategically about how to reduce damage and respond proactively.” – CBC News In a conversation with CBC News, […]

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(July 4) Release of Canada's Top Climate Change Risks Report

(July 4) Release of Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks Report

Today sees the release of the Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks report, which identifies the top climate change risks for Canada, assesses which risks have the greatest potential for adaptation, and explores how the federal government can best inform its decision-making in response to these risks. Although many governments throughout Canada have studied climate change […]

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(July 8) Early Bird Registration for the Livable Cities Forum 2019

(July 8) Early Bird Registration for the Livable Cities Forum 2019

Join us from October 28-30, 2019 in Victoria, BC for the eighth annual Livable Cities Forum: Building Better Communities Through Resilience.  The Livable Cities Forum is being hosted by the City of Victoria in partnership with ICLEI Canada, SHIFT Collaborative, and ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team), SFU. The Forum is a boutique event widely known for […]

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