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ACT colleague Dr. John Richards to speak at conference on Bangladesh and climate change

ACT colleague Dr. John Richards of SFU’s Public Policy Program will be speaking at a conference that will address Bangladesh’s potential to adapt to climate change over the coming century. The conference will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, 9th December at the Liu Centre, University of British Columbia, from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. […]

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Are we living in ‘The Age of Stupid’?

Are we living in the ‘Age of Stupid’? It’s quite possible. Check out ‘The Age of Stupid’ film from the UK, screening at the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) that kicks off November 27, 2009 in Vancouver. ‘The Age of Stupid’ is a documentary-drama-animation hybrid starring Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, […]

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Call for Abstracts! 2010 Climate Change Adaptation Conference

The 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference “Climate Adaptation Futures: Preparing for the unavoidable impacts of climate change” call for abstracts deadline is Monday, January 18, 2009. The conference will be taking place June 29 – July 1, 2010 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, in Australia’s beautiful Gold Coast in the state of Queensland. […]

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Book Announcement! Climate Change in the 21st Century by Dr. Stewart Cohen with Melissa W. Waddell

ACT is proud to announce that board member Dr. Stewart Cohen has released a brand new book titled Climate Change in the 21st Century. Authored by Dr. Cohen, with Melissa W. Waddell, topics include climate science, impacts and adaptation, mitigation, integrated assessment, and linkages with sustainable development. The objective of the book is to serve […]

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Tick, tick, tick…Copenhagen 2009 is approaching

Tick, tick, tick…Copenhagen 2009 is approaching. Climate change already impacts our lives. There are millions of untold stories of the challenges that people face each day. Check out http://tcktcktck.org/ and the ‘climate orb’ that tells the stories of those affected from all over the world. You can submit yours too. An informative and fun interactive […]

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Wake up, freak out, then get a GRIP!

It’s time to wake up, freak out, then get a GRIP! Check out this great video by Leo Murray that summarizes how dangerously close to the tipping point in the world’s climate system we are, and the scenarios the all species of the planet will face if we don’t anything about it. “This is not […]

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2009 the “crunch year” for global forestry planning

2009 the “crunch year” for global forestry planning

The world’s forests are key to reducing the damaging effects of climate change caused by humans, but if leaders attending a key UN summit in December do not find a way to halt deforestation, it could be too late. Head of climate change research for Earthwatch Dr. Dan Bebbe warns, “This year is the crunch […]

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Flood-prone Bangladesh receives support from Japan and Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Flood-prone Bangladesh will be receiving a technical assistance grant of $2 million USD from the Japan Special Fund from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to enhance the capacity of government agencies to cope with the effects of climate change. The report addresses topics ranging from food security, disaster preparedness in the even of extreme weather, […]

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