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ACT Publication in 'Natural Hazards' Journal

ACT Publication in ‘Natural Hazards’ Journal

ACT’s Deborah Harford and Yaheli Klein, along with other members of the Coastal Cities at Risk Canadian research team, have published an article in the academic journal Natural Hazards.  The article, titled “A multi-perspective examination of heatwaves affecting Metro Vancouver: now into the future,” explores potential impacts of the physical changes expected to come with climate […]

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ACT ED on Roundhouse Radio

ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was recently interviewed on the Roundhouse Radio show Impact.  Deb discussed why we need to adapt to climate change – and, more importantly, how to ensure adaptation actions build in low-carbon solutions to ensure resilience overall. She also tackled climate change denial, innovation, and how to re-frame a low-carbon future as […]

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Watch Now: ACT on Columbia River Treaty Panel

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford and Senior Advisor and water expert Bob Sandford were panelists at this recent event: The Columbia River Treaty: Seeking Solutions to Emerging Challenges This panel discussion on the Columbia River Treaty was moderated by Dr. Zafar Adeel, Executive Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre at SFU. Panelists included: Eileen Pearkes, Author, […]

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ACT moves to a new home in the SFU Faculty of Environment's Pacific Water Research Centre

ACT moves to a new home in the SFU Faculty of Environment’s Pacific Water Research Centre

ACT is excited to announce a new partnership with SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre (PWRC) based at the Faculty of Environment. Please see the press release below for details: {Click here for SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre Statement} SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre beefs up with Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) 07 February 2017 SFU’s Pacific Water […]

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Upcoming Event: Three Foreign Policy Challenges for Trump

Upcoming Event: Three Foreign Policy Challenges for Trump

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford was on Roundhouse Radio this past Friday to discuss the upcoming event Canadian International Council on Three Foreign Policy Challenges for the Trump Administration.  Deb was discussing her role as a panelist in the event, which will include climate change as one of the three key issues the Trump administration will […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Review of our Columbia River Treaty Book

Review of our Columbia River Treaty Book

BC Studies has released a review of our book, “The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer”, as well as Eileen Delehanty Pearkes’ book which is also about the Columbia River Treaty. ACT senior advisers Bob Sandford and Jon O’Riordan co-authored this book along with ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford. Our primer explores the initial intent of […]

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Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

In collaboration with ACT, Ideaspace, and West Coast Environmental Law, the City of Surrey hosted a series of three community meetings in the summer of 2016 in the Crescent Beach community to talk about the challenges we face from a changing climate and consider how to adapt to be ready for the future. These meetings provided insightful […]

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