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Columbia treaty must consider climate change: OpEd in Times Colonist by Jon O’Riordan, ACT senior policy adviser

Columbia treaty must consider climate change: OpEd in Times Colonist by Jon O’Riordan, ACT senior policy adviser

The opportunity for renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty in 2024 — one of the largest international trans-boundary water treaties in the world — coupled with the prospect of a changing climate, requires Canada to consider the costs and benefits of climate-change adaptation in its forthcoming discussions with the U.S. Flood control and power generation were joint cornerstones of the treaty when it was signed in 1964. The […]

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Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

  Over 40 Speakers & 60 Participant Organizations Already Confirmed The draft program agenda for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit is now published at http://www.risingseassummit.org/agenda.html   When: September 24-26, 2014 Where: New York City Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced Presenters from the National Climate Assessment, Climate Central, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and […]

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ACT ED Spoke at National Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges, Adaptations

ACT ED Spoke at National Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges, Adaptations

Canada’s only national voice on climate change, the Canadian Climate Forum, organized a Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges, Adaptations, to examine the incidence and impact of severe weather, the challenges it raises – and how we can prepare for, or adapt to it, to minimize its often devastating effects. 2013 was a year of costly […]

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Livable Cities Forum Side Events Just Announced!

  LIVABLE CITIES FORUM SIDE EVENTS JUST ANNOUNCED!   Join us for an Infrastructure Climate Risk Assessment Workshop using the PIEVC protocol on April 1and a Climate Change Adaptation World Café on April 4! To learn more about these exciting side events view the flyer and preliminary agenda for the Infratstructure and Climate Risk Workshop here and the Climate Change Adaptation World Café here.  Want to know who is […]

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Info Seminar/Webinar: Water Sustainability Act (Vancouver)

Feb. 19, 2-4:00pm at the Vancouver, SFU Segal School of Business Cost: $59.00 / $89.00 (member / non-member) – Special online registration rate. Is your organization prepared for the new Water Sustainability Act legislation? The Water Sustainability Act will bring many changes to the industry – how will this impact the work of water practitioners? Are you prepared […]

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GLOBE 2014: International Forum on Business and the Environment, Vancouver Convention Centre March 26-28 2014

GLOBE 2014 Program Preview Just Released Check out the newly released GLOBE 2014 Program Preview to discover the inspiring speakers, thought-provoking sessions, the program schedule, new workshops, special networking events, and much more. ACT’s executive director, Deborah Harford, will be moderating the Food Security session at 2:45pm on March 27 and invites you to join! For more information […]

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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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