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Entire Liberal cabinet will be responsible for climate change agenda

Entire Liberal cabinet will be responsible for climate change agenda

Exciting news from The Globe and Mail: All Liberal cabinet ministers have been charged with ensuring the success of the new government’s commitments on climate change, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion said in an interview Wednesday as he prepares to engage the country’s diplomatic corps in the international fight against global warming. A veteran climate warrior, […]

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ACT ED in Tyee Article on Crescent Beach Adaptation

ACT ED in Tyee Article on Crescent Beach Adaptation

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford is quoted in a new article in The Tyee about climate change effects in the community of Crescent Beach, BC. The article focuses on what the predicted effects of climate change will be for communities like Crescent Beach in BC’s Lower Mainland area. “The impacts of sea level rise are […]

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Jeff Rubin: Why the oil sands no longer make economic sense

Jeff Rubin: Why the oil sands no longer make economic sense

Lost in the political fallout from President Barack Obama’s decision to once and for all reject Keystone XL is the fact that there is no longer an economic context for the pipeline. For that matter, the same can be said for any of the other proposed pipelines that would service the planned massive expansion of […]

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Renewable Energy Is About Equality, Not Just Environment

Renewable Energy Is About Equality, Not Just Environment

Transitioning to renewable energy doesn’t just have benefits for our environment and for mitigating the worst effects of climate change. It will also lead to a world that is more equal and just for all people. From The Guardian: “Changing our energy system is about more than replacing fossil resources with sun and wind. In fact, […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Hurt Environment

Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Hurt Environment

From National Geographic:  “The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership is a huge pact that would govern about 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product and one-third of world trade, said Jake Schmidt, international climate policy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The agreement involves a sprawling cast of countries: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, […]

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The Future of Meat

It’s no secret that meat production is a problem for the climate. Though some small-scale and more sustainable meat production does exist, the majority of meat produced in North America comes from huge feedlots of cows, chickens, or pigs. These feedlots use immense amounts of environmental resources and contribute greatly to exacerbating climate change. In […]

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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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