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ACT ED on CBC Early Edition

ACT ED on CBC Early Edition

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford was on CBC’s Early Edition on October 26th to discuss the coming warm winter for BC. Deb was interviewed by Rick Cluff, and spoke about how this winter’s warm weather represents climate change predictions for our province. By 2050, we can expect similarly warm winters. What does this mean for […]

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The Twisted Fate of Northern Communities: Home of the First North American Climate Refugees

The Twisted Fate of Northern Communities: Home of the First North American Climate Refugees

Third in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. We’ve all heard about polar bears starving, stranded on ice flows and unable to hunt effectively due to global warming. Photos flash around the world of emaciated bears struggling to survive in a rapidly changing environment, […]

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Tim Flannery: A Phenomenal Event!

Tim Flannery: A Phenomenal Event!

On October 20th, internationally-renowned climate scientist and author Tim Flannery received the SFU Centre for Dialogue’s Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue. This award honours Tim Flannery’s relentless contributions to not only the science of climate change, but also shaping public opinion on the matter in a respectful and engaging way. The Blaney Award  is […]

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ACT Article in Watermark Magazine

ACT Article in Watermark Magazine

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford has an article published in this season’s issue of Watermark magazine, the publication of the BC Water and Waste Association. Deb’s article, titled “Climate Change and the Adaptation Imperative for BC Municipalities”, focuses on the costs of climate change, especially as the frequency of extreme weather events increases and poses […]

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2015 Livable Cities Forum: Presentations Now Online

Presentations from this year’s Livable Cities Forum, held September 28-30 in Calgary, are now online. This forum focused on building flood resiliency and included such topics as public perception of flood risk, what data is needed to reach resiliency, building community trust, and financing resilience. ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford spoke about this last topic […]

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Canadian Climate Forum Symposium 2015: Food Security in a Changing Climate

Canadian Climate Forum Symposium 2015: Food Security in a Changing Climate

The Canadian Climate Forum is holding their 2015 Symposium November 12th and 13th in Ottawa. This event is a one and a half day gathering to raise awareness, share knowledge, and drive action to address food security in the face of a changing climate. The event’s main objectives are to: Enhance levels of understanding about […]

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Register Now: Workshop on Climate Change-Induced Hazards

Register Now: Workshop on Climate Change-Induced Hazards

The Centre for Natural Hazard Research will host a workshop co-organized with the SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team and Natural Resources Canada to stimulate a national discussion about weather-caused and -triggered hazards that are changing in a warming world. The workshop will: examine current and likely future changes in the frequency and intensity of hydro-meteorological […]

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Carbon Talks: Resilient Renewable Communities

Carbon Talks: Resilient Renewable Communities

How do you reduce energy use and shift to renewable energy while ensuring resiliency in a city? A number of global cities, including the City of Vancouver, have adopted a 100% renewable energy target in one or more of their electricity, heating & cooling, and transportation sectors. While reaching these goals will require a shift towards […]

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