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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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ACT Article in Latest Issue of Streamtalk

ACT Article in Latest Issue of Streamtalk

The latest issue of Streamtalk, the newsletter for stewards of salmonids and their habitat from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, includes an article on page 5 from ACT researcher Edward Nichol detailing ACT’s recent project on Still Creek. This report and other deliverables, released in June 2017, documents the restoration of Still Creek and the return of spawning salmon to […]

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ACT Executive Director Appointed to Federal Adaptation Panel

ACT Executive Director Appointed to Federal Adaptation Panel

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford has been appointed to the federal government’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results. This panel will help to define how to measure progress on federal, provincial, and territorial adaptation efforts in building Canada’s resilience to climate change. The panel will also help communicate to Canadians how the government […]

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Watch the Video: Coastal First Nations Flood Stories

On September 1, ACT co-hosted an event exploring Coastal First Nations flooding stories in relation to climate change and sea level rise. This event featured Squamish Chief Ian Campbell and Haida elder Captain Gold. Watch the video from the event now!   Also, make sure to check out the forthcoming events in our Planning for Sea Level […]

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CBC Early Edition: How do we adapt for 2050?

CBC Early Edition: How do we adapt for 2050?

On June 15, ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was a guest on CBC’s The Early Edition to discuss the new podcast series 2050: Degrees of Change. This new podcast, produced by CBC, explores how our world and lives will adapt to climate change over the next few decades. Each episode focuses on a different issue, with […]

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Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Climate change impacts such as flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase in BC over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. As well, species are struggling to adapt to changing weather patterns and climate extremes combined with […]

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ACT moves to a new home in the SFU Faculty of Environment's Pacific Water Research Centre

ACT moves to a new home in the SFU Faculty of Environment’s Pacific Water Research Centre

ACT is excited to announce a new partnership with SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre (PWRC) based at the Faculty of Environment. Please see the press release below for details: {Click here for SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre Statement} SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre beefs up with Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) 07 February 2017 SFU’s Pacific Water […]

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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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