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ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford was interviewed for the Winter issue of the SFU School of Public Policy Magazine. Deb discusses how ACT got started and how it has evolved since its inception. One exciting point is that climate change adaptation did not used to be a pressing concern for many in Canada, but with […]

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Read Now: Report on Columbia River Treaty Workshop October 7th

Read Now: Report on Columbia River Treaty Workshop October 7th

On October 7th of this year, ACT in partnership with the Canadian Water Resources Association hosted a one-day workshop on the Columbia River Treaty. This workshop was titled “Columbia River Treaty: Past, Present and Future” and featured expert presentations and panel discussions on social, political, legal and environmental issues related to the treaty, with a special […]

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Market gardens won't solve BC's food challenges

Market gardens won’t solve BC’s food challenges

From the Vancouver Sun: Ted van der Gulik, a former senior engineer in the Ministry of Agriculture who now is president of Partnership for Water Sustainability in B.C., said that protection of farmland — including from port-related development in South Delta — is far more important [than market gardens], along with finding ways to better use […]

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Learn more about our new book, "The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World"

Learn more about our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World”

ACT was pleased to release our new book: The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World, by Jon O’Riordan & Robert William Sandford  Published by Rocky Mountain Books | $16 hardcover We held an event in Vancouver on December 3rd to launch this exciting book. Secure supplies of water, food and energy are […]

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Tyee article: Preparing for the next big flood

Tyee article: Preparing for the next big flood

An article posted today in The Tyee points out that while politicians often make promises about adaptation after extreme weather events occur, they are less likely to follow through on those promises long-term. This lack of adaptation planning makes communities more vulnerable to future climate events. “The flood of 2013 [in Alberta] may have been […]

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Let’s Put Two and Two Together on Refugees and Climate Change

Let’s Put Two and Two Together on Refugees and Climate Change

Fifth in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. There is a new Liberal government in Canada, and, for many citizens concerned about climate change and the Syrian refugee crisis, the election results mean a chance for real action. Prime Minister Trudeau has promised to […]

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Register Now: Webinar on Measuring Adaptation Progress

Register Now: Webinar on Measuring Adaptation Progress

Natural Resources Canada is offering this free workshop tomorrow, November 17th, at 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST). “Are we on the right track? Applying indicators to measure progress on adaptation” This webinar will highlight the results of a project funded through the Measuring Progress Working Group aimed at finding indicators that have been developed […]

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ACT ED in Tyee Article on Crescent Beach Adaptation

ACT ED in Tyee Article on Crescent Beach Adaptation

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford is quoted in a new article in The Tyee about climate change effects in the community of Crescent Beach, BC. The article focuses on what the predicted effects of climate change will be for communities like Crescent Beach in BC’s Lower Mainland area. “The impacts of sea level rise are […]

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