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Report: Bees Key Contributor to BC's Economy

Report: Bees Key Contributor to BC’s Economy

A new report outlines the important contributions that bees make to B.C.’s economy. This report commissioned by Vancity Credit Union and was prepared by Mark Winston, Professor at Simon Fraser University, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Dialogue, and also co-founder of ACT. The report, Sweet Deal: The value of bees to British Columbia’s economy, […]

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LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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Bob Sandford on 'The Current': Transnational Water Policy

Bob Sandford on ‘The Current’: Transnational Water Policy

Bob Sandford, ACT’s water policy adviser and co-author of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, appeared on CBC’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti today discussing international water policy and laws. Two municipalities along the Great Lakes – one Canadian and one American- are currently battling over access to water that crosses borders. Bob’s expertise focuses […]

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Presentations from Adaptation Canada 2016 Now Online

Presentations from Adaptation Canada 2016 Now Online

Adaptation Canada 2016 was a 3-day national symposium on climate change adaptation, held April 12-14 2016 in Ottawa. Presentations from the conference are now online. Click here to download presentations in English, and click here to download presentations in French. ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford spoke at the April 14th morning panel on biodiversity. Check out […]

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Climate Nexus Webinar: Slides and Summary Online

ACT’s two most senior advisers, Bob Sandford and Jon O’Riordan, recently presented a POLIS webinar. In this webinar, the speakers shared insights from their recent publication “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy & Biodiversity in a Changing World.” The presentation highlighted how changing hydro-climate systems are creating a crisis for the Nexus elements, and discussed the range of transformative […]

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ACT ED at Metro Vancouver Sustainability Breakfast

On April 21st, ACT Executive Director Deb Harford spoke at one of Metro Vancouver’s Sustainability Breakfasts focusing on climate change adaptation. She spoke alongside representatives from Metro Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, and the City of North Vancouver. Presentations from this event are now online. Click here to see Deb’s presentation as well as […]

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Bob Sandford on Water Security and Climate Stability

Bob Sandford on Water Security and Climate Stability

Bob Sandford, ACT’s senior water adviser, gave a presentation last week to the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and the Canadian Association for the Club of Rome in Ottawa. Bob’s talk was entitled “Hot & Bothered: Water Security, Climate Stability, & Human & Planetary Health in a Warming World.” In addition to being the EPCOR […]

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Earth Day Radio Interview  with ACT ED

Earth Day Radio Interview with ACT ED

                  ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford did a radio interview for Earth Day 2016 on Roundhouse Radio, 98.3 Vancouver. Other guests were the David Suzuki Foundation’s ‘Queen of Green’ Lindsey Coulter and SFU Education professor Heesoon Bai who runs North America’s first Master of Education Degree program […]

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