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ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford to speak at BC’s 2011 Power Smart Forum

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford to speak at BC’s 2011 Power Smart Forum

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is among the first panel members announced for the 2011 Power Smart Forum, scheduled for October 17-19, 2011 in Vancouver, BC. Attracting delegates, speakers and industry experts from across North America, the Power Smart Forum is BC’s leading energy conservation conference. A record number of 1,370 delegates enjoyed three information-packed days […]

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ACT Executive Director Presents at Taipei Coastal Cities at Risk Conference

ACT Executive Director Presents at Taipei Coastal Cities at Risk Conference

Sierra Club map of sea level rise projections for Vancouver Just presented on Climate Change Adaptation for Communities: Challenges and Solutions to a group of seasoned adaptation professionals and researchers from all over Asia. I talked about climate threats in Canada already being experienced, such as ice storms, drought, flooding and wildfires, and those we […]

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ACT’s Deborah Harford attends Cities at Risk Conference in Taipei

ACT Executive Director, Deborah Harford, has been invited to present at the Second International Conference on Cities at Risk: Building Adaptive Capacities for Managing Climate Change Risks in Asian Coastal Cities, in Taipei, Taiwan from April 11-13, 2011. Deborah will be speaking about adaptation challenges and solutions for communities. She will also be blogging from […]

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ACT Policy Author Quoted on Australia's Floods, Awarded Order of Ontario

ACT Policy Author Quoted on Australia’s Floods, Awarded Order of Ontario

The author of ACT’s Extreme Weather report, Policy Chair of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction and University of Western Ontario professor Dr. Gordon McBean, has been awarded the Order of Ontario – congratulations, Gordon! The news release cites his expertise as a leading scientist and authority on climate change and natural disasters. Dr. McBean […]

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Now Available: ACT Background Report

ACT is pleased to make available on its website the accompanying Background Report to its Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy in BC Summary Report, released on December 8, 2010. The Background Report documents the exhaustive research conducted by author Bruce Sampson, co-author Linsay Martens and research assistant, Jeff Carr. To download both […]

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ACT's third report - Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy - released

ACT’s third report – Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy – released

ACT has released its third major report – Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy – authored by former VP Sustainability for BC Hydro and former Chair of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities, Bruce Sampson; co-authored by Linsay Martens, a senior graduate of SFU’s School of Public Policy. The report calls for a […]

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Public understanding of climate change is key to real action

Public understanding of climate change is key to real action

According to a Mexican governmental survey produced this past week, the majority of delegates attending the COP16 do not believe the public understands the meaning of “climate change” — a huge hurdle in achieving real action on the international governmental level. Tomorrow ACT will release its report, Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy, […]

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ACT presents on Energy/Water/Climate Change at CRIMS 2010

ACT presents on Energy/Water/Climate Change at CRIMS 2010

Consistently ignoring the old cliche that the two don’t mix, the fossil fuel industry has used water to extract oil (and gas) for years. But climate change impacts pose increasing threats to fresh water supply in Canada and around the world. Whether you’re for or against traditional energy sources such as oil, the growing competition […]

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