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News Media Feature ACT's Fifth Report: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada's Crops & Food Supply

News Media Feature ACT’s Fifth Report: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada’s Crops & Food Supply

On July 3rd, 2013, ACT released its fifth report: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada’s Crops & Food Supply. Local and national news media turned out in force to hear about ACT’s latest report and ask questions, including The Province, The Vancouver Sun, Global News, CBC National News and several radio stations. Click on the links […]

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ACT releases Report #5: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada's Crops & Food Supply

ACT releases Report #5: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada’s Crops & Food Supply

July 3, 2013: ACT is proud to announce the release of its fifth report in the series of nine on policy responses to current and projected climate impacts. Climate Change Adaptation and Canada’s Crops & Food Supply incorporates findings from the four earlier reports on Biodiversity, Extreme Weather, Energy and Water Governance and presents the […]

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CFAX Interview: ACT ED Deborah Harford on BC's Water ACT

CFAX Interview: ACT ED Deborah Harford on BC’s Water ACT

On May 2nd, 2013, CFAX reporter Pamela McCall interviewed ACT ED Deborah Harford (interview begins at 5 minute mark) about the modernization of BC’s Water Act, and what the incoming provincial government should consider once elected on May 13th, 2013. The Water Act was put in place in 1909, and reflects the priorities and beliefs […]

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Bob Sandford Presentation on Loss of Stationarity: National Webinar April 16th

On April 16th from 1-2pm Eastern time, ACT water policy author and Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative of the UN Water for Life Decade Bob Sandford presented on The Loss of Stationarity in a national webinar (requires Adobe Connect to view) hosted by the Canadian Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice. Stationarity is the […]

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SFU's Semester in Dialogue Publishes Alumna Profile of ACT ED Deborah Harford

SFU’s Semester in Dialogue Publishes Alumna Profile of ACT ED Deborah Harford

It was my great pleasure and privilege to be accepted as one of the inaugural cohort of SFU’s Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue (UGSID) back in 2002 (the recent tenth anniversary celebration of the program really brought home how time flies!), which focused on Nature, Environment and Society. I was delighted when the coordinator recently approached […]

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ACT ED in Manila for Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) Team Meeting

ACT ED in Manila for Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) Team Meeting

As disheartening news on accelerated melting of ice and unseasonably warm weather continues to emerge from both the Arctic and Antarctic, researchers from four countries are gathering in Manila at a conference hosted by the Manila Observatory to discuss climate threats to coastal cities. ACT ED Deborah Harford will present on CCaR work being done […]

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Webinar Hosted by ACT and POLIS

Webinar Hosted by ACT and POLIS

ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team at Simon Fraser University) and the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance (part of the Centre for Global Studies and the University of Victoria) hosted a webinar on November first titled “The Perspective of an Insurer on Water and Risk Governance.”  Lindene Patton, the Chief Climate Product Officer for […]

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ACT Experts Featured in The Townsman

ACT Experts Featured in The Townsman

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford and Water Policy Adviser Bob Sandford were featured in an article in The Townsman after speaking at an event in East Kootenay. Their presentation offered advice to residents on adapting to climate change and managing water resources. The article, which appeared on October 30th, can be viewed as a PDF. […]

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