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ACT Executive Director Authors White Paper for PICS

PICS (the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions) has released a white paper authored by ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford exploring climate change challenges facing BC in the context of nine top-of-mind issues. The paper, entitled “Adaptation to Climate Change: Planning for BC” references local, national and international responses and proposes practical recommendations designed to facilitate […]


ACT co-founder Dr. Richard Lipsey featured in Globe and Mail on “creative revolution” strategies for Canada’s industrial decay

ACT co-founder and eminent Canadian economist Dr. Richard Lipsey was featured yesterday in an article by the Globe and Mail on a creative revolution spurred by new technology that he believes is the solution to Canada’s industrial decay. The article provides insight into how Dr. Lipsey sees uncertain economic times affecting dramatic decline in Canada’s […]


Free Prince Rupert ACT Event: Sustainable Energy Solutions for the Future

Speaker: Guy Dauncey, President, BC Sustainable Energy Association Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Time: 6:00–8:00 pm Location: Chances, 240 1st Avenue West, Prince Rupert Cost: Free How can Prince Rupert prepare itself for the impacts of global warming, and the coming global energy crunch?  How can it develop solutions that will tackle climate change, and […]


Greening the Home – Public Speaker Panel

Date: October 23 Time: 7:00-9:00pm Location: Beban Park Lounge, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo Cost: Free! New emissions reduction targets Energy costs rising Financial crisis threatening real estate values It’s time to Green your Home! Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) hosts a speaker panel event on Greening the Home. Working with both […]


International Climate Impacts and Responses, and Imagine BC Dialogue

All day free public event November 20, 2008 from 9:30am-4:30pm at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC) 9:30-12:30: Introductions 15-minute presentations from each panelist, followed by moderated panel dialogue (Joanna Ashworth, Director, Dialogue Programs, SFU to moderate). International panelists: Dr. Wendy Craik, Chief Executive, Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Australia […]


Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change: Free Public Dialogue

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008 Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm Location: SFU Surrey, Room 5280 Cost:Free! Come and hear from a panel of expert speakers on climate impacts to buildings and other crucial infrastructure, and local planning responses. Speakers and topics include: Dr. Gordon McBean, Policy Chair, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction – climate change […]


Extreme Events: Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change; Business Lucheon and Speakers Panel

What: Extreme Events: Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change Business Luncheon and Speaker Panel Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008 Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm Location: Compass Point Inn, Surrey (9850 King George Highway) Cost:$48 To register:Email, attention Heather Scragg. Description: In partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade, ACT presents a business luncheon and […]


New Report States that Australia’s Economy Will Benefit from Combating Climate Change

A report produced by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Dusseldorp Skills Forum, says workers will find new “green-collar” jobs as net employment surges in the long-term. The report’s modelling shows that despite the introduction of an emissions trading scheme in 2010, employment […]

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