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Clean Air Task Force Leads Meeting of Eight Nations to Plan Response to Arctic Climate Changes

Clean Air Task Force Leads Meeting of Eight Nations to Plan Response to Arctic Climate Changes

On May 4, 2011, the US-based Clean Air Task Force held an online briefing to update the news media on the state of Arctic climate changes, and recommend possible courses of action for the Arctic Council. The briefing precedes a May 12 meeting in Nuuk, Greenland of Foreign Ministers from the eight countries surrounding the […]

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Auditor General of Canada Stresses Need for Federal Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan

Auditor General of Canada Stresses Need for Federal Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan

A report from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada has identified an urgent need for strong federal action on climate change adaptation, echoing the conclusions of ACT’s Summary report on Climate Change Adaptation & Extreme Weather. The 2010 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development notes that, “to date […]

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ACT Policy Author Quoted on Australia's Floods, Awarded Order of Ontario

ACT Policy Author Quoted on Australia’s Floods, Awarded Order of Ontario

The author of ACT’s Extreme Weather report, Policy Chair of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction and University of Western Ontario professor Dr. Gordon McBean, has been awarded the Order of Ontario – congratulations, Gordon! The news release cites his expertise as a leading scientist and authority on climate change and natural disasters. Dr. McBean […]

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Public understanding of climate change is key to real action

Public understanding of climate change is key to real action

According to a Mexican governmental survey produced this past week, the majority of delegates attending the COP16 do not believe the public understands the meaning of “climate change” — a huge hurdle in achieving real action on the international governmental level. Tomorrow ACT will release its report, Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy, […]

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Insurers' risk management skills should be embraced by governments

Insurers’ risk management skills should be embraced by governments

Last week, a global coalition of insurance companies urged governments to partner up and implement policy and financial frameworks that will allow insurers to help reduce the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities, particularly in developing economies. At present, many governments have still not implemented actionable policies for disaster risk reduction. Such policies could […]

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If there was any doubt about the need to prepare for extremes, Maclean’s is adding to the conversation

If there was any doubt about the need to prepare for extremes, Maclean’s is adding to the conversation

When a topic like ‘extreme weather’ gets front-page coverage on Canada’s leading current affairs magazine, you can bet that policy-makers are listening. On August 30, 2010, Maclean’s ran a cover story on extreme weather events – an undeniable reality-check that every country, community, and industry is in need of ways to adapt to the extreme […]

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Job Posting – Fraser Basin Council. Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Air Quality Program

Job Posting – Fraser Basin Council Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Air Quality Program Location: Prince George or Vancouver, BC The Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Air Quality Program will coordinate the BC Community Adaptation initiative, which assists local governments and First Nations access climate change adaptation tools, information and expertise. BC communities participating in […]

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PICS Presents: New Approaches to Mobilizing Climate Action – June 8, 2010

PICS Presents: New Approaches to Mobilizing Climate Action Tuesday June 8, 2010 7pm – 9pm Bob Wright Centre Room B150 University of Victoria Explore climate change issues through a new lens. This event will include skits by Spilt Milk Comedy Theater, presentations by local experts on the following themes, and an audience question period: – […]

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