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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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Assessment: Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Assessment: Canada’s Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Natural Resources Canada has just published a new national assessment of Canada’s marine coasts. ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was also one of the reviewers of this assessment. From the summary: Coasts are an important component of the Canadian identity, economy and culture. Fronting on three oceans— Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific—Canada’s coasts, the longest in […]

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ACT Submission to BC Climate Leadership Plan- Phase 2

Below is ACT’s Submission to Phase 2 of BC’s Climate Leadership Plan consultation process. A PDF version of this submission is also available here. Consultation Opportunity on the Draft BC Climate Leadership Plan ACT, SFU Recommendations: Delivered April 4th, 2016  Preamble Given planned provincial investments in LNG, and reluctance across the country to implement a carbon […]

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ICLEI Webinar: Making Strides on Community Adaptation

ICLEI Webinar: Making Strides on Community Adaptation Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:00pm EST ACT ED Deb Harford is one of the speakers at this upcoming webinar! The Making Strides on Community Adaptation Project was designed to bridge the gap between planning and implementation by increasing the uptake of existing implementation-related resources.  Recognizing that there is a […]

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Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast

Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast

In the next few weeks, Metro Vancouver is hosting a series of breakfast events focusing on climate change adaptation. ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford will be speaking at the April 21st event. Check out the schedule below, and register for one (or more!): Climate Change Adaptation in the Region April 13 – BCIT downtown campus, 555 […]

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The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

Sixth in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. Imagine an entire nation, deciding on a date to emigrate en masse for their very survival. Now imagine that date is rapidly approaching. The timeline for mass exodus from the island nation of Kiribati is 2020 […]

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Bob Sandford's New Book, "Storm Warning"

Bob Sandford’s New Book, “Storm Warning”

Bob Sandford, ACT’s water policy adviser and also co-author of our latest book, has a new book of his own. “Storm Warning: Water and Climate Security in a Changing World” highlights what the effects of climate change will be on water systems. The book is featured in a new article from The Georgia Straight: Written […]

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Tooling Up For Climate Change: Economic Instruments for Action

Tooling Up For Climate Change: Economic Instruments for Action

A new project has just launched from Sustainable Prosperity: Tooling Up For Climate Change: Economic Instruments for Action This project, based on research undertaken for Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform, examines the ways different levels of government and other decision-makers can use economic instruments to support the uptake of adaptation actions in four sectors of importance […]

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