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Potential at the Intersection of Adaptation and Mitigation

Potential at the Intersection of Adaptation and Mitigation

Re-published from Carbon Talks, SFU by Christopher Gully Today’s Carbon Talks brown bag lunch dialogue featured Deborah Harford, director of Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. She spoke on “Win-Win Solutions: Smart Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.” I can’t stop thinking about intersections, those points where interests of two […]

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Deborah Harford featured at SFU Brown-bag Lunch Dialogues, April 10

Deborah Harford featured at SFU Brown-bag Lunch Dialogues, April 10

Win-Win Solutions: Smart Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation? Carbon Talks, and PICS are pleased to host a brown-bag lunch dialogue featuring Deborah Harford, director of the Adaptation to Climate Change Team at SFU. Join us on April 10 from 12:30 to 01:30 PM at the SFU Harbour Centre, room 1600.  As executive director […]

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Deborah Harford's Water Governance webinar for Community of Practice now online

Deborah Harford’s Water Governance webinar for Community of Practice now online

On March 27, 2012, ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford delivered a webinar for the national Community of Practice (CoP) on the topic of Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance. A complete recording of the webinar is now online along with the PDF slides from Deborah’s presentation. Learn more about the Climate Change Adaptation Community of […]

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ACT hosts Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference

ACT hosts Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference

ACT’s Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference was held March 7-9, 2012 in Vancouver at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The proceedings were chaired by Dr. Gordon McBean, UWO, Principal Investigator for the Tri-Council funded Coastal Cities at Risk project, which twins Metro Vancouver with Manila, Bangkok and Lagos, and hosted […]

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Rising seas, storm surges due to climate change await Lower Mainland

Rising seas, storm surges due to climate change await Lower Mainland

The Georgia Straight By Matthew Burrows, March 8, 2012 Delta, Richmond, and “about one-third of Surrey” are “implicated” in the sea-level rise and extreme storm surges due in the region as a result of climate change, according to Deborah Harford. However, the executive director of SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team told the Straight, “I […]

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Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels

Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels

Researchers Warn that Metro Vancouver Is Threatened by Rising Sea Levels, Storm Surges and Flash Floods Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels  Vancouver, B.C.  – March 6, 2012 – Coastal cities such as Vancouver are in jeopardy due to rising sea levels compounded by […]

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Join ACT for Climate Change: Coastal Impacts for Major Cities

Join ACT for Climate Change: Coastal Impacts for Major Cities

Climate Change: Coastal Impacts for Major Cities March 8th, 7-9 pm Segal Room #420, SFU Vancouver (515 West Hastings St.) Free to the public Coastal cities such as Vancouver are in jeopardy due to rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change. ACT brings together a group of top Canadian experts for a town […]

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Popular Chinese Daily Calls on SFU Expert to Explain Canada’s Climate Change About-Face

Popular Chinese Daily Calls on SFU Expert to Explain Canada’s Climate Change About-Face

When China’s Global Times wanted to know why Canada “shocked the world” by refusing to honour its Kyoto Accord commitment to cut greenhouse gas emission below 1990 levels, they went to SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team’s (ACT) executive director Deborah Harford here in Vancouver. The Times is published under the People’s Daily Group, focuses […]

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