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Shape-shifting risk: Climate change adaptation strategies for an un-stationary planet

If you’re in Victoria, check out this event from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions: Shape-shifting risk: Climate change adaptation strategies for an un-stationary planet Thursday, September 14 3:00-4:00 pm Cadboro Commons, Campus View Room, University of Victoria Climate change is producing new types and degrees of risk associated with severe weather, such as floods […]

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Meet Canada's Newest Chief Resilience Officers at the Livable Cities Forum

Meet Canada’s Newest Chief Resilience Officers at the Livable Cities Forum

The Livable Cities Forum will take place in Victoria from September 18-20. On the 19th, be sure to check out this exciting panel featuring Canada’s newest Chief Resilience Officers, to explore how the work they are undertaking could act as a model for other Canadian towns and cities irrespective of their size. Panelists: Elliott Cappell, CRO, City of Toronto Katie […]

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ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

  The 2017 Livable Cities Forum will take place September 18-20 in Victoria, BC. As a special pre-event workshop, Green Resilience Strategies and ACT are offering the following: Taking Action on Green Resilience: Adaptation & Mitigation Synergies Sunday, September 17 1:30 – 5:30 pm Cost: $45 + tax and fees It is time to align […]

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Webinar: The Most Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming

Check out this new webinar offered by the Security and Sustainability Forum: Drawdown: 60 minutes with Paul Hawken  The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming   Wednesday, October 4 10:15 – 11:15 am PDT . Project Drawdown is facilitating a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and […]

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Webinar: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electricity System

Webinar: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electricity System

See this exciting webinar from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine: Report Release Webinar: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electricity System Thursday, July 20 2:00 pm ET Electricity is fundamental to the United States’ health, safety, and economy. However, extreme weather events, earthquakes, cyber attacks, and other threats have the potential to cause […]

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Webinar: The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure

Check out the next webinar offered by the Security & Sustainability Forum: The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure: Building Resilience in a Changing World Thursday, July 19 1:15 – 2:45 pm EDT Systems thinking and a sustainability framework can serve to effectively guide investment in natural, built, cyber, and social infrastructure.  The trifecta […]

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ACT Ecosystem Governance Research in the News

ACT Ecosystem Governance Research in the News

Our latest project, Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance: A Case Study of Still Creek, has been in the news this week. SFU released an article on our project, focusing on the benefits of fighting climate change through ecosystem restoration. Restoring and maintaining ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to respond to climate […]

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ACT Interview on Roundhouse Radio

On June 15, ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford was a guest on Evenings with Kirk LaPointe on Roundhouse Radio. Click here to listen to the interview. (~10 minutes) In the interview, Deb and Kirk discuss the case of Still Creek, one of only two daylit streams in the City of Vancouver. After decades of pollution and neglect, […]

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