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Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford, is a member of the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, launched by Environment and Climate Change Canada in August 2017 to advise the Government of Canada on measuring overall progress on adaptation and climate resilience.  The Panel was asked to recommend a suite of indicators to measure progress on adaptation and climate […]

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Professionals' Best Practice for Low Carbon Resilience

Professionals’ Best Practice for Low Carbon Resilience

In the spring of 2018, ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) at SFU hosted a series of three meetings with professionals and professional associations (provincial and national) to engage participants in discussion about the role of professionals and associations in championing and advancing Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) approaches. The objectives of these sessions were […]

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Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

On March 6th, 2018, ACT, SFU and Western University co-hosted a workshop in Vancouver on the topic of climate change adaptation and governance in Canada, with a specific focus on issues relating to the British Columbia context. Attendees included participants from government, academia, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Particular attention was given to province-wide strategies for adaptation, […]

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(Aug 22) ACT on CBC's The National

(Aug 22) ACT on CBC’s The National

On August 22nd, Deborah Harford the Executive Director of ACT was invited to contribute to CBC’s The National report on the impacts of wildfire on human and aquatic health, water and air quality and the vicious cycle resulting in the loss of British Columbia’s forest.  The segment includes a resident from Grassy Plains BC, Bruce […]

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ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

Listen to CBC reporter Tina Lovgreen and Deborah Harford answer questions and speak to concerns from BC residents on how their community is adapting to the impacts of climate change. Deb spoke about ecosystem restoration, green infrastructure projects and how valuing ecosystem services can help communities reduce the impact of climate change while reducing their […]

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ACT on Global News for Earth Day

ACT on Global News for Earth Day

Check out our Executive Director Deborah Harford on Global News! Deb spoke about Earth Day 2018, touching on what we can do to help reduce our negative impact on the planet. Research shows that by 2050 the ocean will be filled with more plastic than fish, but luckily there is much we can do to […]

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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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