Climate Change

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(October 29) Tapped Out: A Special Report on Water Scarcity and Water Solutions in British Columbia

(October 29) Tapped Out: A Special Report on Water Scarcity and Water Solutions in British Columbia

British Columbia’s climate has changed. 2015 is Year 5 of a new climate reality that is defined by recurring extremes. Floods, drought, forest fires and windstorms – all are happening within the same year, and year after year. Summers are longer and drier; winters are warmer and wetter. As a consequence, the seasonal water balance […]

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(September 25) IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

(September 25) IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

In the report, released at a conference on September 25, 100 scientists from more than 30 countries convened to assess the latest scientific knowledge to determine the impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar, and mountain ecosystems as well as the human communities that depend on them. Adaptation capacities, as well as options for […]

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(June 28) - In Our Backyard: What Climate Change in Canada Looks Like

(June 28) – In Our Backyard: What Climate Change in Canada Looks Like

“Climate change is no longer theoretical. It’s in our backyard.” CBC News’ recent project about climate change is self described as “ambitious and comprehensive”. The project “In Our Backyard” details how different residents across Canada have been made to cope with the extreme weather events that have costed them more than just dollars; in some […]

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Webinar on Canada's Changes in Temp and Precip

Webinar on Canada’s Changes in Temp and Precip

Webinar from Canada’s Changing Climate Report summarizing chapter 4 – temperature and precipitation – Thursday July 4 https://forms.gle/TDgnXq4xW9paToXJ7

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Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals - Final Report

Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals – Final Report

ACT is excited to announce the release of the final report and deliverables for our year-long project exploring low carbon resilience (LCR) best practices for professionals. We also present a joint statement signed by the following national professional associations and endorsed by national municipal climate resources provider, ICLEI Canada, in support of advancing LCR in and across their […]

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National Professional Associations Support Integrated Climate Action

National Professional Associations Support Integrated Climate Action

JOINT STATEMENT FROM CANADA’S NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: ADVANCING INTEGRATED CLIMATE ACTION October 29th, 2018 PREAMBLE The recently released IPCC SR1.5 report is unequivocal: we are beginning to experience the impacts of climate change, and it will take “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to keep global warming below the crucial […]

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ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

Listen to CBC reporter Tina Lovgreen and Deborah Harford answer questions and speak to concerns from BC residents on how their community is adapting to the impacts of climate change. Deb spoke about ecosystem restoration, green infrastructure projects and how valuing ecosystem services can help communities reduce the impact of climate change while reducing their […]

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ACT on Global News for Earth Day

ACT on Global News for Earth Day

Check out our Executive Director Deborah Harford on Global News! Deb spoke about Earth Day 2018, touching on what we can do to help reduce our negative impact on the planet. Research shows that by 2050 the ocean will be filled with more plastic than fish, but luckily there is much we can do to […]

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