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Updates to conference agenda: Canada’s North Beyond 2011

Updates to conference agenda: Canada’s North Beyond 2011

Excitement is building around Canada’s North Beyond 2011. This event brings together Canadian and international thought leaders, decision-makers and influencers immersed in Northern issues with focus on governance, resource development, community security, infrastructure and human capital. Updates to the conference agenda are in direct response to recent interviews and trips across Northern Canada. The new […]

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Deborah Harford quoted in Globe And Mail special feature

Deborah Harford quoted in Globe And Mail special feature

A special information feature in the Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Globe And Mail includes an article featuring ACT and Deborah Harford speaking on the issues of adaptation to climate change and the economy.  (PDF) See page CFA 1 Persistent warming putting heat on adaptation strategy development On the basis of widespread evidence of accelerating climate […]

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ACT SFU to participate in $2.5-million climate change study

ACT SFU to participate in $2.5-million climate change study

By Kendra Wong, published in The Peak newspaper SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) is set to participate in a new $2.5-million study dedicated to determining how coastal cities can best adapt to climate change. The study, “Coastal cities at risk: Building adaptive capacity for managing climate change in coastal megacities”, will address an […]

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Deborah Harford contributes article to Embassy feature on Climate Security

Deborah Harford contributes article to Embassy feature on Climate Security

ACT Executive Director, Deborah Harford, contributes an article titled “The steadily increasing cost of doing nothing” to a six-page feature report in Embassy newspaper on climate security. Embassy – Canada’s Foreign Policy Newsweekly Embassy is Canada’s influential foreign policy newspaper. With a weekly readership of over 60,000 it is the forum for debate on international […]

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The steadily increasing cost of doing nothing, by Deborah Harford

The steadily increasing cost of doing nothing, by Deborah Harford

By Deborah Harford As published in the June 15, 2011 Embassy feature: Climate Security: Preparing for a future of increasing uncertainty on page 19. When we talk about security we mean a number of things, key among these being physical safety and economic stability. Both forms of security depend on systems that protect and support […]

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ACT Executive Director, Deborah Harford, to attend Canada’s North Beyond 2011

ACT Executive Director, Deborah Harford, to attend Canada’s North Beyond 2011

Canada’s North Beyond 2011, a two-day conference organized by The Conference Board of Canada, to be held in Edmonton, Alberta, Oct 11–13, 2011, will assess and debate the critical challenges and opportunities in Canada’s North. The conference is designed to be Canada’s preeminent event on the North, engaging a wide range of community, business, and Aboriginal […]

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Extreme Events: Adapting Infrastructure videos online

Extreme Events: Adapting Infrastructure videos online

Speaker Presentation videos from the 2008 conference Extreme Events: Adapting Infrastructure are online on the ACT YouTube channel. Featured speakers include Cameron Ells, Chris Corps, Efrosini Drimoussis, Erik Sparling, Ewa Ciuk, Gordon McBean, and Sarah Burch. On October 17, 2008, ACT hosted Extreme Events: Adapting Infrastructure, where conference participants explored practical considerations, opportunities, motivations and […]

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Vancouver in the Research Spotlight as One of World’s Most Vulnerable Cities to Rising Sea Levels

Vancouver in the Research Spotlight as One of World’s Most Vulnerable Cities to Rising Sea Levels

An international group of scientists led by a Canadian is launching a study to determine the risk of rising sea levels and what can be done about it. It’s of special interest to Vancouver – the Canadian city identified in the study. The study was announced at the recent Taipei Cities At Risk (CAR) II […]

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