Climate Change

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Call for Abstracts: SFU Climate and Energy Research Day

Call for Abstracts: SFU Climate and Energy Research Day

The biennial SFU Climate and Energy Research Day will take place on April 27, 2017 at the SFU Burnaby Campus.  The event is hosted by SFU’s Office of the Vice-President, Research and International, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, SFU Climate Futures Initiative, Climate Change Impacts Consortium and the Pacific Water Research Centre. The 2017 Research […]

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Webinar: Biophillic Cities, Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

Register now for this free webinar from the Security & Sustainability Forum: Biophillic Cities, Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:15 am – 11:45 am PDT The “greening” of cities can focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. […]

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ACT’s Edward Nichol on Roundhouse Radio

                  ACT Senior Researcher Edward Nichol was recently a guest on Roundhouse Radio, along with other SFU climate change experts, to discuss how SFU is responding to emerging challenges as a result of climate change. Challenges include global health concerns, implications for trade and the economy, and […]

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New paper: Collaborative adaptation in Africa and Asia

New paper: Collaborative adaptation in Africa and Asia

Check out this new paper, published in Regional Environmental Change, focusing on collaboration in adaptation research: A reflection on collaborative adaptation research in Africa and Asia Abstract: The reality of global climate change demands novel approaches to science that are reflective of the scales at which changes are likely to occur, and of the new forms […]

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Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change

Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change

On April 22, celebrate Earth Day with a panel discussion on the importance of storytelling when it comes to climate change. Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change Saturday, April 22 2:00 – 3:30 pm Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library Join ACT Executive Director Deb Harford, author Claudia Casper ,and ecofiction expert Mary Woodbury to […]

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Summer Student Job: Flood Adaptation Research and Writing Assistant

The Fraser Basin Council is hiring a summer student to assist on their Regional Flood Management Strategy. Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, this position undertakes research to support the integration of climate adaptation into river and coastal flood management infrastructure, policies and practices in BC’s Lower Mainland. This is part of a larger initiative to […]

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Book Launch: Downstream - Reimagining Water

Book Launch: Downstream – Reimagining Water

Downstream: Reimagining Water  6 pm, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 READ Bookstore, Emily Carr University of Art & Design 1399 Johnston St., Granville Island unceded Coast Salish territories This anthology brings together artists, writers, scientists, scholars, environmentalists, and activists who understand that our shared human need for clean water is crucial to building peace and good […]

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ACT Publication in 'Natural Hazards' Journal

ACT Publication in ‘Natural Hazards’ Journal

ACT’s Deborah Harford and Yaheli Klein, along with other members of the Coastal Cities at Risk Canadian research team, have published an article in the academic journal Natural Hazards.  The article, titled “A multi-perspective examination of heatwaves affecting Metro Vancouver: now into the future,” explores potential impacts of the physical changes expected to come with climate […]

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