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(Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here's what we can do about it (CBC News)

(Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here’s what we can do about it (CBC News)

On April 30th, CBC News published a story detailing the flooded or areas at risk of future flooding as a result of a legacy of poor planning in communities across Canada. Climate change, coupled with a changed landscape, due to agriculture, urban development and other land use decisions has increased communities vulnerability to flooding. ACT’s […]

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(Apr 11) Low Carbon Resilience: Landscape-level climate action for the 21st century

(Apr 11) Low Carbon Resilience: Landscape-level climate action for the 21st century

We would like to thank the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects for highlighting the Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) approach in the spring edition of their professional association’s magazine Landscapes/Paysages. In this edition titled Lo!Carbon, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford and Alison Shaw, research lead for the Integrated Climate Action for B.C. Communities Initiative, discuss how since the two […]

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(Apr 8) Metro Vancouver 2050: A Mecca of Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure

(Apr 8) Metro Vancouver 2050: A Mecca of Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure

On November 23, 2018, ACT hosted a workshop with Metro Vancouver-based professionals who share a common interest in advancing the connection between green infrastructure, biodiversity health, and climate action. The workshop included three presentations on climate change, biodiversity and green infrastructure planning that can be accessed from links in the report. Participants brainstormed ways that […]

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(Mar 29) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative Workshop 1: Summary Report

(Mar 29) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative Workshop 1: Summary Report

On January 10, 2019, ACT SFU’s Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative (ICABCCI) kicked off with an inaugural workshop that brought together 12 BC communities representing urban and rural areas, large and small municipalities, First Nations, and regional districts, all at different stages of adaptation and mitigation planning and implementation. This is the first stage in […]

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Vancouver's Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam

Vancouver’s Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam

We are proud to share Vancouver’s Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam report written by ACT intern Ronja Sorenson in collaboration with Vancouver’s Green Infrastructure Team. This report investigates how far Vancouver has come in its efforts to update its water management methods. It uses indicators associated with an Australian approach to defining a “Water […]

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Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals - Final Report

Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals – Final Report

ACT is excited to announce the release of the final report and deliverables for our year-long project exploring low carbon resilience (LCR) best practices for professionals. We also present a joint statement signed by the following national professional associations and endorsed by national municipal climate resources provider, ICLEI Canada, in support of advancing LCR in and across their […]

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National Professional Associations Support Integrated Climate Action

National Professional Associations Support Integrated Climate Action

JOINT STATEMENT FROM CANADA’S NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: ADVANCING INTEGRATED CLIMATE ACTION October 29th, 2018 PREAMBLE The recently released IPCC SR1.5 report is unequivocal: we are beginning to experience the impacts of climate change, and it will take “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to keep global warming below the crucial […]

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(Dec 13) ACT's Executive Director, Deborah Harford on CBC's The Current

(Dec 13) ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford on CBC’s The Current

On December 13th, the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford was invited to speak with CBC’s The Current about challenges our society faces in the special edition 11 Years: A Blueprint For Climate Action. Deborah spoke to the need for an immediate focus on solutions, benefits and opportunities. For the full episode see here.

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