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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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Register Now: Feast and Famine Workshop

Register now for Feast and Famine- Solutions & Tools in Response to a Changing Climate in BC, a full-day workshop on December 1st in Richmond. The ‘new normal’ in British Columbia is floods and droughts. The summer dry season has extended on both ends and we can no longer count on a predictable snowpack and […]

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Livable Cities Forum: ACT ED To Present on Financing Adaptation

Livable Cities Forum: ACT ED To Present on Financing Adaptation

ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford will be speaking at the Livable Cities Forum, September 28-30 in Calgary. Deborah’s panel session focuses on the economics of resilience. Implementing flood protection measures can be costly, particularly where it is being retrofitted into existing development. Uncertainty surrounding the economics of resiliency, for example the cost-benefit or the return […]

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Valuing Ecosystem Goods and Services in the Columbia River Basin

VALUING ECOSYSTEM GOODS AND SERVICES IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN

When decision makers undervalue the benefits we derive from nature, they underestimate the full costs to society of converting natural resources to uses that destroy or degrade natural capital. Recognition of the benefits of ecosystem goods and services (EGS) by policy makers is therefore an important step in formulating effective natural resources policy that is […]

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Register Now: Workshop on the Columbia River Treaty

Register Now: Workshop on the Columbia River Treaty

  The Canadian Water Resources Association, in partnership with Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team, invite the public to participate in a one-day workshop on the Columbia River Treaty on October 7th. The workshop, called “Columbia River Treaty: Past, Present and Future” will be held at the Sonora Centre in the South Okanagan […]

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