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COP 21 and Free Trade: Good News From Europe

COP 21 and Free Trade: Good News From Europe

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution to protect government action on climate change, to be agreed upon at COP21, from being subject to Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) challenges. ISDS mechanisms, which exist in some free trade agreements between countries, allow corporations to sue governments if the laws under which that corporation operates change. Free […]

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ACT Article in Watermark Magazine

ACT Article in Watermark Magazine

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford has an article published in this season’s issue of Watermark magazine, the publication of the BC Water and Waste Association. Deb’s article, titled “Climate Change and the Adaptation Imperative for BC Municipalities”, focuses on the costs of climate change, especially as the frequency of extreme weather events increases and poses […]

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2015 Livable Cities Forum: Presentations Now Online

Presentations from this year’s Livable Cities Forum, held September 28-30 in Calgary, are now online. This forum focused on building flood resiliency and included such topics as public perception of flood risk, what data is needed to reach resiliency, building community trust, and financing resilience. ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford spoke about this last topic […]

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Carbon Talks: Resilient Renewable Communities

Carbon Talks: Resilient Renewable Communities

How do you reduce energy use and shift to renewable energy while ensuring resiliency in a city? A number of global cities, including the City of Vancouver, have adopted a 100% renewable energy target in one or more of their electricity, heating & cooling, and transportation sectors. While reaching these goals will require a shift towards […]

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REALITY CHECK: CLIMATE CHANGE, THE RESOURCE ECONOMY AND THE ROAD TO PARIS An evening with Professor Tim Flannery

REALITY CHECK: CLIMATE CHANGE, THE RESOURCE ECONOMY AND THE ROAD TO PARIS An evening with Professor Tim Flannery

REALITY CHECK: CLIMATE CHANGE, THE RESOURCE ECONOMY AND THE ROAD TO PARIS An evening with Professor Tim Flannery At this special lecture Professor Tim Flannery, recipient of SFU’s 2015/16 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue, will discuss global climate issues with local thought leaders Andrea Reimer and Ross Beaty, and will tackle the thorny topic of […]

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