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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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New ACT publication identifies social policy impacts of climate change

New ACT publication identifies social policy impacts of climate change

ACT is proud to announce the release of its research paper, Climate Change Adaptation: Linkages with Social Policy, produced for the Policy Research Initiative (PRI) of the Government of Canada, and Health Canada. The paper takes into account the wide-ranging impacts of climate change on Canadians and acknowledges the resulting implications for many areas of […]

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If there was any doubt about the need to prepare for extremes, Maclean’s is adding to the conversation

If there was any doubt about the need to prepare for extremes, Maclean’s is adding to the conversation

When a topic like ‘extreme weather’ gets front-page coverage on Canada’s leading current affairs magazine, you can bet that policy-makers are listening. On August 30, 2010, Maclean’s ran a cover story on extreme weather events – an undeniable reality-check that every country, community, and industry is in need of ways to adapt to the extreme […]

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ACT’s Deborah Harford to speak at Projecting Change Film Festival

ACT’s Deborah Harford to speak at Projecting Change Film Festival

ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford will be speaking at the Projecting Change Film Festival. “The Great Squeeze: Surviving the Human Project” directed by Christophe Fauchere, will be playing at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas Saturday, April 24 at 2:30pm. For tickets and more information, visit the Projecting Change Film Festival Website here. Saturday, April 24, 2:30pm […]

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