Climate Change

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ACT Submission to BC Climate Leadership Plan- Phase 2

Below is ACT’s Submission to Phase 2 of BC’s Climate Leadership Plan consultation process. A PDF version of this submission is also available here. Consultation Opportunity on the Draft BC Climate Leadership Plan ACT, SFU Recommendations: Delivered April 4th, 2016  Preamble Given planned provincial investments in LNG, and reluctance across the country to implement a carbon […]

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ICLEI Webinar: Making Strides on Community Adaptation

ICLEI Webinar: Making Strides on Community Adaptation Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:00pm EST ACT ED Deb Harford is one of the speakers at this upcoming webinar! The Making Strides on Community Adaptation Project was designed to bridge the gap between planning and implementation by increasing the uptake of existing implementation-related resources.  Recognizing that there is a […]

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Lunch and Learn: Climate Risk to Buildings- Targeting Climate Resilience

Lunch and Learn: Climate Risk to Buildings- Targeting Climate Resilience

The BC Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council is offering this lunch & learn opportunity on April 21st: Climate Risk to Buildings: Targeting Climate Resilience  Thursday April 21st 12:00-1:00 pm 1021 W Hastings St (MNP Tower), 7th Floor, Cordova Room As climate change progresses, using historic climate data and weather patterns as a means […]

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Workshop: Strengthening Resilience through Innovative Rainwater Management and Infrastructure Design

Workshop: Strengthening Resilience through Innovative Rainwater Management and Infrastructure Design

There are a few spots remaining for this upcoming workshop on rainwater management: April 13th, 2016 | 10am-12pm Coal Harbour Community Centre Vancouver Strengthening Resilience through Innovative Rainwater Management and Infrastructure Design You are invited to attend a 2 hour workshop on innovative approaches to rainwater management in the Pacific Northwest. During this workshop, participants will: -Hear […]

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Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast

Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast

In the next few weeks, Metro Vancouver is hosting a series of breakfast events focusing on climate change adaptation. ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford will be speaking at the April 21st event. Check out the schedule below, and register for one (or more!): Climate Change Adaptation in the Region April 13 – BCIT downtown campus, 555 […]

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US and Canada: Advancing the Climate Change Agenda

US and Canada: Advancing the Climate Change Agenda

For those in the Ottawa area, check out this exciting upcoming event: US and Canada: Advancing the Climate Change Agenda Thursday April 7th 2:00-3:30 pm Room 4007, Faculty of Social Sciences building, University of Ottawa Sustainable Prosperity, in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada and the US Environmental Protection Agency, invites you to join […]

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Community Conversation Cafe: Sustainability & UBC

Community Conversation Cafe: Sustainability & UBC

Check out this event on how UBC is moving to a more sustainable university:

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Global Warming's Terrifying New Chemistry

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

In a new piece in The Nation, Bill McKibben points out a major flaw in our discussions about emissions: we tend to focus on carbon dioxide, and leave out methane. “Because burning natural gas releases significantly less carbon dioxide than burning coal, CO2 emissions have begun to trend slowly downward, allowing politicians to take a bow. But […]

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