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Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Climate change impacts such as flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase in BC over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. As well, species are struggling to adapt to changing weather patterns and climate extremes combined with […]

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ACT Webinar: Recording Now Online

On May 2, ACT  gave an enlightening webinar highlighting an example of low carbon resilience work across jurisdictional boundaries. Low Carbon Resilience Case Study: Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance in Still Creek Chloe Boyle, Researcher, ACT; Graduate Student, SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT Edward Nichol, Senior Researcher, ACT In […]

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Free Public Talk: The Octopus's Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

Free Public Talk: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite you to a free public talk and discussion, The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise. Who will be tending your garden when the ocean rises? An octopus? A seastar? Imagine the City of Vancouver without the […]

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Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

ACT experts will be presenting at an exciting upcoming webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Presenters: Chloe Boyle, Edward Nichol and Deborah Harford (ACT) and Ewa Jackson (ICLEI Canada) Tuesday, May 2 1:00 – 2:00 ET Urban ecosystems play a key role in combining climate change adaptation and mitigation – or “low […]

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ACT’s Edward Nichol on Roundhouse Radio

                  ACT Senior Researcher Edward Nichol was recently a guest on Roundhouse Radio, along with other SFU climate change experts, to discuss how SFU is responding to emerging challenges as a result of climate change. Challenges include global health concerns, implications for trade and the economy, and […]

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Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change

Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change

On April 22, celebrate Earth Day with a panel discussion on the importance of storytelling when it comes to climate change. Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change Saturday, April 22 2:00 – 3:30 pm Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library Join ACT Executive Director Deb Harford, author Claudia Casper ,and ecofiction expert Mary Woodbury to […]

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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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