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The Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

The Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

We are proud to announce the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford will be a member of The Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks, directed by the Council of Canadian Academies. The Treasury Board Secretariat has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to examine the top climate change risks facing both Canada and the […]

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Barriers and Drivers of Planning for Climate Change Adaptation across Three Levels of Government in Canada

Barriers and Drivers of Planning for Climate Change Adaptation across Three Levels of Government in Canada

We are pleased to announce the recent publication in the Planning Theory and Practice Journal titled Barriers and Drivers of Planning for Climate Change Adaptation across Three Levels of Government in Canada. The Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford contributed to this publication in partnership with the Coastal Cities at Risk Research Network (CCRRN) which ran from 2012-2016. The […]

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Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

On March 6th, 2018, ACT, SFU and Western University co-hosted a workshop in Vancouver on the topic of climate change adaptation and governance in Canada, with a specific focus on issues relating to the British Columbia context. Attendees included participants from government, academia, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Particular attention was given to province-wide strategies for adaptation, […]

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ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

Listen to CBC reporter Tina Lovgreen and Deborah Harford answer questions and speak to concerns from BC residents on how their community is adapting to the impacts of climate change. Deb spoke about ecosystem restoration, green infrastructure projects and how valuing ecosystem services can help communities reduce the impact of climate change while reducing their […]

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ACT on Global News for Earth Day

ACT on Global News for Earth Day

Check out our Executive Director Deborah Harford on Global News! Deb spoke about Earth Day 2018, touching on what we can do to help reduce our negative impact on the planet. Research shows that by 2050 the ocean will be filled with more plastic than fish, but luckily there is much we can do to […]

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April 27: The Hard Work of Hope in the Anthropocene

April 27: The Hard Work of Hope in the Anthropocene

Join the adaptation community for an exciting talk on April 27 in Victoria. Tim O’Riordan, PhD, is an emeritus professor of environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia, U.K. and an academic adviser to the University of Victoria’s POLIS Water Sustainability Project. He’s also the brother of Jon O’Riordan, PhD, ACT senior adviser and also strategic adviser […]

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ACT Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience - The Benefits of Integrated Climate Action

ACT Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience – The Benefits of Integrated Climate Action

ACT hosted an exciting webinar featuring our work on Low Carbon Resilience. Low Carbon Resilience is focused on integrating climate change strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts (adaptation). We currently have a window of opportunity to plan implementation of low carbon resilience via coordinated actions, policies, pricing […]

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Briefing Paper: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in Canada's Energy Sector

Briefing Paper: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in Canada’s Energy Sector

ACT has released a briefing paper on the benefits to be gained from combining adaptation and mitigation actions in the Canadian energy sector. Canada has committed to the rapid implementation of climate change commitments that will reduce carbon emissions (i.e. mitigation), reduce the nation’s vulnerability to environmental impacts (i.e. adaptation), and build a new “green” […]

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