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Tyee article: Preparing for the next big flood

Tyee article: Preparing for the next big flood

An article posted today in The Tyee points out that while politicians often make promises about adaptation after extreme weather events occur, they are less likely to follow through on those promises long-term. This lack of adaptation planning makes communities more vulnerable to future climate events. “The flood of 2013 [in Alberta] may have been […]

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Let’s Put Two and Two Together on Refugees and Climate Change

Let’s Put Two and Two Together on Refugees and Climate Change

Fifth in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. There is a new Liberal government in Canada, and, for many citizens concerned about climate change and the Syrian refugee crisis, the election results mean a chance for real action. Prime Minister Trudeau has promised to […]

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Register Now: Webinar on Measuring Adaptation Progress

Register Now: Webinar on Measuring Adaptation Progress

Natural Resources Canada is offering this free workshop tomorrow, November 17th, at 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST). “Are we on the right track? Applying indicators to measure progress on adaptation” This webinar will highlight the results of a project funded through the Measuring Progress Working Group aimed at finding indicators that have been developed […]

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ACT ED in Tyee Article on Crescent Beach Adaptation

ACT ED in Tyee Article on Crescent Beach Adaptation

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford is quoted in a new article in The Tyee about climate change effects in the community of Crescent Beach, BC. The article focuses on what the predicted effects of climate change will be for communities like Crescent Beach in BC’s Lower Mainland area. “The impacts of sea level rise are […]

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Project Spotlight Video on ACT

The Real Estate Foundation of BC, one of ACT’s core funders, has produced a Spotlight video featuring ACT’s work. Watch it now! The video features ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford, ACT  Senior Water Adviser and co-author of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals for water Bob Sandford, and ACT Senior Policy Adviser and former BC Deputy […]

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Heatwaves - A Global Threat to Human Health and Habitation From Climate Change

Heatwaves – A Global Threat to Human Health and Habitation From Climate Change

Fourth in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. I recently relocated to Melbourne, Australia without much knowledge of the regional climate. Over the winter, which was mild but not much warmer than an average February in Vancouver, I was warned repeatedly by locals about […]

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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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