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ACT Announces New Sponsors for 2009 ‘Energy’ Session

ACT’s third six-month session – on energy – scheduled for the spring and summer of 2009, is off to a great start! We are pleased to welcome three key partners who are helping to make it happen: Plutonic Power Corp, the BC Government’s Climate Action Secretariat, and BC Hydro. The Energy session will look at […]

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ACT’s First Report on Biodiversity “Ark” Sparks Media Attention

The release of ACT’s first policy report on biodiversity in BC, authored by Jon O’Riordan – a former Deputy Minister for the BC government’s Ministry of Sustainable Resource Development, has drawn media coverage from several major publications. Content from the December 3 press conference releasing details of the report was covered in the Vancouver Sun, […]

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BC’s biodiversity “ark” threatened by climate change: report

This past Wednesday was a landmark day for ACT: we released the results of the first session in our five-year series of 10 six-month sessions. ACT’s inaugural session, Communities in Jeopardy: Plant, Animal and Human, ran from September 2007 to April 2008. The report from that session is called Climate Adaptation and Biodiversity: An Ecological and […]

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International Climate Impacts and Responses, and Imagine BC Dialogue

All day free public event November 20, 2008 from 9:30am-4:30pm at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC) 9:30-12:30: Introductions 15-minute presentations from each panelist, followed by moderated panel dialogue (Joanna Ashworth, Director, Dialogue Programs, SFU to moderate). International panelists: Dr. Wendy Craik, Chief Executive, Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Australia […]

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Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change: Free Public Dialogue

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008 Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm Location: SFU Surrey, Room 5280 Cost:Free! Come and hear from a panel of expert speakers on climate impacts to buildings and other crucial infrastructure, and local planning responses. Speakers and topics include: Dr. Gordon McBean, Policy Chair, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction – climate change […]

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Extreme Events: Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change; Business Lucheon and Speakers Panel

What: Extreme Events: Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change Business Luncheon and Speaker Panel Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008 Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm Location: Compass Point Inn, Surrey (9850 King George Highway) Cost:$48 To register:Email info@businessinsurrey.com, attention Heather Scragg. Description: In partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade, ACT presents a business luncheon and […]

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Leading International Experts to Visit ACT

November 18th to the 21st will see ACT playing host to 4 international experts in the field of climate change for meetings, a public dialogue, and classroom visits at Simon Fraser University. The visiting experts includ: Dr. Wendy Craik, Chief Executive of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission in Australia Dr. Allan Lavell, Coordinator of Facultad Latinoamericana […]

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ACT’s Second Meeting a Success

ACT kicked off their second session at the start of May focussing on Extreme Weather Events and Natural Hazards.This session runs until December 2008. Dr. Gordon McBean, acclaimed climate scientist and Policy Chair for the Ontario-based Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, is acting as the lead policy author for this session. Over June 2nd and […]

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