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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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Deborah Harford to moderate PICS’ Annual Forum 2011: Resilient Communities: Preparing for the Climate Challenge

Deborah Harford to moderate PICS’ Annual Forum 2011: Resilient Communities: Preparing for the Climate Challenge

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will serve as moderator for the upcoming forum, Resilient Communities: Preparing for the Climate Challenge, the theme of this year’s annual event produced by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). The Resilient Communities forum will bring together experts, practitioners and decision-makers from BC, Canada, the UK and Australia. Participants […]

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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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