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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Review of our Columbia River Treaty Book

Review of our Columbia River Treaty Book

BC Studies has released a review of our book, “The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer”, as well as Eileen Delehanty Pearkes’ book which is also about the Columbia River Treaty. ACT senior advisers Bob Sandford and Jon O’Riordan co-authored this book along with ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford. Our primer explores the initial intent of […]

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Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

In collaboration with ACT, Ideaspace, and West Coast Environmental Law, the City of Surrey hosted a series of three community meetings in the summer of 2016 in the Crescent Beach community to talk about the challenges we face from a changing climate and consider how to adapt to be ready for the future. These meetings provided insightful […]

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Workshop Report Online: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice

Workshop Report Online: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice

The report is now online from the workshop Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice. This workshop focused on climate change resilience thinking for local governments, and was held January 29th 2016. The workshop was hosted by the Social Vulnerability team of the Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) project, which was a five-year research project focusing […]

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Carbon Talk with ACT's Deborah Harford: Low Carbon Resilience

Carbon Talk with ACT’s Deborah Harford: Low Carbon Resilience

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford presented at SFU’s Carbon Talks on September 27th 2016. The video of this presentation is now online. In the presentation, Deb explores the concept of lowcarbon resilience and outlines some of the conclusions in ACT’s recent report, Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada. Following the presentation, audience members […]

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Presentations Online from 2016 Livable Cities Forum

Presentations Online from 2016 Livable Cities Forum

The 2016 Livable Cities Forum took place September 12-14 in Halifax, and all presentations given at the Forum are now online. In addition to other exciting and innovative sessions, Senior ACT Researcher Edward Nichol delivered two important presentations at the conference. Click below to see his presentations on:   Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change […]

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ACT at Carbon Talks: Low-Carbon Resilience

ACT at Carbon Talks: Low-Carbon Resilience

ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford will be speaking at the next Carbon Talks event: Low-Carbon Resilience: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation Planning for a Resilient Canada Tuesday, September 27th 12:30-1:30 pm Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St Climate change mitigation and adaptation have typically been addressed as separate goals and through different planning […]

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Integrated Proposal to Tackle Canada’s Climate Change Challenges

ACT – Integrated Proposal to Tackle Climate Change Challenges (PDF download) On August 12, 2016, ACT submitted the following comment to the federal government’s public consultation gathering feedback for the upcoming national climate change plan: Integrated Proposal to Tackle Canada’s Climate Change Challenges KEY RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Recognize the urgency. Changes to the composition of the atmosphere, loss […]

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