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Review of our Columbia River Treaty Book

Review of our Columbia River Treaty Book

BC Studies has released a review of our book, “The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer”, as well as Eileen Delehanty Pearkes’ book which is also about the Columbia River Treaty. ACT senior advisers Bob Sandford and Jon O’Riordan co-authored this book along with ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford. Our primer explores the initial intent of […]

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Event: Comparing Household GHG Emissions Across Canadian Cities

Event: Comparing Household GHG Emissions Across Canadian Cities

Thursday November 23rd 12:00 – 1:00 pm BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS Building, 2260 West Mall, UBC How does the City of Vancouver’s household greenhouse gas emissions compare to those in other cities across Canada? Does our greenest city out-perform other metropolitan areas, or not? What accounts for differences amongst cities’ household emission? Which cities perform […]

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Workshop: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

Workshop: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

Save the date: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate Thursday, February 9th 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Prince George The Fraser Basin Council and Engineers Canada are hosting a workshop on infrastructure adaptation to climate change. This introductory workshop will address the future climate trends for the Upper Fraser region and how these trends will impact infrastructure. […]

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Webinar: Bringing Together Communities, Businesses and Governments to Tackle Flood Risk

Webinar: Bringing Together Communities, Businesses and Governments to Tackle Flood Risk

The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is pleased to announce the following webinar: FloodSmartCanada – Bringing Together Communities, Businesses and Governments to Tackle Flood Risk Tuesday, November 29th 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Presenter: Shawna Peddle (Director, Partners for Action, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo) Flooding is the most common […]

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E-Dialogue: Changing the Conversation- Local Climate Action

E-Dialogue: Changing the Conversation- Local Climate Action

Monday November 28th 10:00 am – 11:30 am PST Data Collection and Analysis Update This conversation brings together the MC3 2.0 research team to discuss the second phase of the project. The first phase, MC3: Meeting the Climate Change Challenge, studied 11 local government climate innovators in British Columbia. As part of the second phase, […]

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Article: Adaptation, the Neglected Child of Climate Change

Article: Adaptation, the Neglected Child of Climate Change

The latest issue of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC)’s magazine, Public Sector Management, includes a thought-provoking article on how governments manage and implement adaptation. John Godfrey, former Minister of Infrastructure under Prime Minister Paul Martin and current Special Advisor on Climate Change to the Government of Ontario, pens this article discussing the various […]

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Webinar: What are online adaptation tools good for?

The next webinar in the Fraser Basin Council’s ReTooling for Climate Change series is coming up: Online adaptation tools: what are they good for? Wednesday November 30th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Trying to figure out how climate might change in the future in BC? Know of some online tools but not sure which to […]

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Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

In collaboration with ACT, Ideaspace, and West Coast Environmental Law, the City of Surrey hosted a series of three community meetings in the summer of 2016 in the Crescent Beach community to talk about the challenges we face from a changing climate and consider how to adapt to be ready for the future. These meetings provided insightful […]

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