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April 27: The Hard Work of Hope in the Anthropocene

April 27: The Hard Work of Hope in the Anthropocene

Join the adaptation community for an exciting talk on April 27 in Victoria. Tim O’Riordan, PhD, is an emeritus professor of environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia, U.K. and an academic adviser to the University of Victoria’s POLIS Water Sustainability Project. He’s also the brother of Jon O’Riordan, PhD, ACT senior adviser and also strategic adviser […]

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ACT Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience - The Benefits of Integrated Climate Action

ACT Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience – The Benefits of Integrated Climate Action

ACT hosted an exciting webinar featuring our work on Low Carbon Resilience. Low Carbon Resilience is focused on integrating climate change strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts (adaptation). We currently have a window of opportunity to plan implementation of low carbon resilience via coordinated actions, policies, pricing […]

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Briefing Paper: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in Canada's Energy Sector

Briefing Paper: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in Canada’s Energy Sector

ACT has released a briefing paper on the benefits to be gained from combining adaptation and mitigation actions in the Canadian energy sector. Canada has committed to the rapid implementation of climate change commitments that will reduce carbon emissions (i.e. mitigation), reduce the nation’s vulnerability to environmental impacts (i.e. adaptation), and build a new “green” […]

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Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies

Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies

  Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies Climate change impacts are already causing environmental, social, health, and economic problems for Canadian communities, and these are projected to increase. There is widespread recognition that we must plan responses to these impacts (climate change adaptation), and that reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions […]

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City of Montreal & ICLEI Contest: Circular Economy

City of Montreal & ICLEI Contest: Circular Economy

The Ville de Montréal, in collaboration with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab, just launched an international contest on circular economy!  . The Challenge Cities are at the center of global economic growth, and account for 70 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Paris City Hall Declaration, 2015). The […]

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Renewable Cities: A Conversation with BC's Minister of Environment

Renewable Cities: A Conversation with BC’s Minister of Environment

SFU’s Renewable Cities initiative is hosting the following event, with a webcast: A Conversation with BC’s Minister of Environment: BC’s Climate Plan and the Urban Opportunity  Friday, February 9 12:30 – 1:30 pm SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, and online When British Columbia laid out its first climate plan a decade ago, it […]

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Webinar: Information and Funding for First Nations Climate Change Adaptation Planning

Next in the Fraser Basin Council’s Retooling for Climate Change webinar series: Information and Funding for First Nations Climate Change Adaptation Planning Thursday, January 25 11:00 am – 1:00 pm PT This webinar provides an opportunity for communities to learn more about Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s First Nation Adapt Program and to gain a better understanding […]

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David Suzuki Fellowships: Deadline January 15

David Suzuki Fellowships: Deadline January 15

Do you know a scholar interested in helping Canada transition to a low-carbon future? If so, here’s an exciting opportunity: David Suzuki Fellowships! Three $50,000 (plus $5,000 for travel and professional development) fellowships are available: Climate change communications: The role of climate change communications to ignite the movement toward a lower-carbon future Indigenous knowledge and climate change: Integrating traditional Indigenous […]

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