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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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Watch Now: ACT on Columbia River Treaty Panel

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford and Senior Advisor and water expert Bob Sandford were panelists at this recent event: The Columbia River Treaty: Seeking Solutions to Emerging Challenges This panel discussion on the Columbia River Treaty was moderated by Dr. Zafar Adeel, Executive Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre at SFU. Panelists included: Eileen Pearkes, Author, […]

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Upcoming Event: Three Foreign Policy Challenges for Trump

Upcoming Event: Three Foreign Policy Challenges for Trump

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford was on Roundhouse Radio this past Friday to discuss the upcoming event Canadian International Council on Three Foreign Policy Challenges for the Trump Administration.  Deb was discussing her role as a panelist in the event, which will include climate change as one of the three key issues the Trump administration will […]

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Job Opportunity: City of Toronto Chief Resilience Officer

Job Opportunity: City of Toronto Chief Resilience Officer

Toronto is hiring a Chief Resilience Officer. Lead the comprehensive assessment of current policy, planning and resilience activities, creating a compelling vision for Toronto’s Resilience Strategy to drive engagement, understanding and commitment across all relevant community sectors. Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Webinar: Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation in Mining

The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is offering the following upcoming webinar: An Assessment of the Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation in Mining Thursday, December 15th 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET A changing climate presents physical risks to mine infrastructure as mines are often located in challenging geographies that […]

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Workshops on Canada’s Environmental Assessment Review

Canada’s environmental assessment processes are broken. Be part of building a visionary new environmental assessment law that works for the environment and communities. An Expert Panel appointed by the federal government is coming to British Columbia this December to hear your views on how to reform Canada’s environmental assessment processes. West Coast Environmental Lew is […]

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Funding Opportunity: EcoAction Community Funding Program

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding for new projects until December 12, 2016. Funding is available for 2017-18 projects that address the program areas of Climate Change, Clean Air, Clean Water and Nature. This year preference will be given to projects that support ECCC’s climate change […]

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