Adaptation Community


Op-Ed: Copenhagen Was Just a Sideshow

Dr. Mark Jacquard from Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management has underscored the urgent need for adaptation to the impacts of climate change. In his op-ed published in the Ottawa Citizen December 23, Dr. Jacquard addresses the events at the recent talks in Copenhagen, and comments on difficulties agreeing on emissions-reductions targets […]


Canada – the “Colossal Fossil”

Oh, Canada. What’s going on? We’ve been bestowed with the ‘honour’ of environmental groups’ most dubious award – the “Colossal Fossil” at Copenhagen 2009. The groups say Canada’s target for reducing its greenhouse gases is “among the worst in the industrialized world” and its plan to reach its goal is “so weak that it would […]


Pope Calls for Action on Climate Change

In the midst of the ongoing debates at Copenhagen, representatives from the Vatican are also making their voices heard. Pope Benedict XVI called for urgent action to protect the environment, saying Tuesday that climate change and natural catastrophes threaten the rights to life, food, health – and ultimately peace – reports the Globe and Mail. […]


Copenhagen – Day 1

It’s here. Copenhagen 2009. Day 1 has arrived with much anticipation, as over 15,000 experts and 100 world leaders gather for 12 days to discuss one of the greatest challenges ever faced by humanity. “If the whole world comes to Copenhagen and leaves without making the needed political agreement, then I think it’s a failure […]


Before Copenhagen: A New York Times Op-Ed Weather Report

Report from President Obama and other world leaders will gather in Copenhagen next week to discuss climate change. Though this is a global issue, it’s also a profoundly local one. For this reason, the Op-Ed editors asked writers from four different continents to report on the climate changes they’ve experienced close to home. Here […]


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. […]


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, […]


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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