Climate Change

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Webinar: Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience

Webinar: Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience

Check out this new webinar from the Security and Sustainability Forum: Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience Thursday, July 13 1:15 – 2:45 pm The private sector and all levels of government are embracing resilience as a holistic, proactive framework to reduce risk, improve services, adapt to changing conditions, and empower citizens. Recent high […]

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ACT Ecosystem Governance Research in the News

ACT Ecosystem Governance Research in the News

Our latest project, Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance: A Case Study of Still Creek, has been in the news this week. SFU released an article on our project, focusing on the benefits of fighting climate change through ecosystem restoration. Restoring and maintaining ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to respond to climate […]

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ACT Interview on Roundhouse Radio

On June 15, ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford was a guest on Evenings with Kirk LaPointe on Roundhouse Radio. Click here to listen to the interview. (~10 minutes) In the interview, Deb and Kirk discuss the case of Still Creek, one of only two daylit streams in the City of Vancouver. After decades of pollution and neglect, […]

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CBC Early Edition: How do we adapt for 2050?

CBC Early Edition: How do we adapt for 2050?

On June 15, ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was a guest on CBC’s The Early Edition to discuss the new podcast series 2050: Degrees of Change. This new podcast, produced by CBC, explores how our world and lives will adapt to climate change over the next few decades. Each episode focuses on a different issue, with […]

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8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference: October 10-11

8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference: October 10-11

This October, the 8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference will take place in Tacoma, Washington. The Northwest Climate Conference annually brings together more than 300 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific results, challenges, and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources, and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest. The conference […]

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Webinar: Innovations in Supply Chain Traceability

Webinar: Innovations in Supply Chain Traceability

Check out this intriguing webinar from the New York Academy of Sciences: Innovations in Supply Chain Traceability Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST Presented by the Clinton Global Initiative and the New York Academy of Sciences According to the UN Global Compact, corporations rank supply chain practices as the biggest challenge to […]

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Job Posting: PICS Associate Director

Exciting opportunity for climate change work in Victoria! PICS (the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions) is hiring an Associate Director. Details below: Associate Director Location: University of Victoria campus, Victoria FTE: One-year term, full time Salary: commensurate with experience Closing date: July 5, 2017 POSITION SUMMARY The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) was established […]

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Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Climate change impacts such as flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase in BC over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. As well, species are struggling to adapt to changing weather patterns and climate extremes combined with […]

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