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Workshop Report Online: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice

Workshop Report Online: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice

The report is now online from the workshop Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice. This workshop focused on climate change resilience thinking for local governments, and was held January 29th 2016. The workshop was hosted by the Social Vulnerability team of the Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) project, which was a five-year research project focusing […]

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Carbon Talk with ACT's Deborah Harford: Low Carbon Resilience

Carbon Talk with ACT’s Deborah Harford: Low Carbon Resilience

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford presented at SFU’s Carbon Talks on September 27th 2016. The video of this presentation is now online. In the presentation, Deb explores the concept of lowcarbon resilience and outlines some of the conclusions in ACT’s recent report, Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada. Following the presentation, audience members […]

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Presentations Online from 2016 Livable Cities Forum

Presentations Online from 2016 Livable Cities Forum

The 2016 Livable Cities Forum took place September 12-14 in Halifax, and all presentations given at the Forum are now online. In addition to other exciting and innovative sessions, Senior ACT Researcher Edward Nichol delivered two important presentations at the conference. Click below to see his presentations on:   Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change […]

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ACT at Carbon Talks: Low-Carbon Resilience

ACT at Carbon Talks: Low-Carbon Resilience

ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford will be speaking at the next Carbon Talks event: Low-Carbon Resilience: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation Planning for a Resilient Canada Tuesday, September 27th 12:30-1:30 pm Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St Climate change mitigation and adaptation have typically been addressed as separate goals and through different planning […]

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Integrated Proposal to Tackle Canada’s Climate Change Challenges

ACT – Integrated Proposal to Tackle Climate Change Challenges (PDF download) On August 12, 2016, ACT submitted the following comment to the federal government’s public consultation gathering feedback for the upcoming national climate change plan: Integrated Proposal to Tackle Canada’s Climate Change Challenges KEY RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Recognize the urgency. Changes to the composition of the atmosphere, loss […]

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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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