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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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(Nov 29) ACT's Executive Director Deborah Harford on CBC The Early Edition

(Nov 29) ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford on CBC The Early Edition

Is it too late? What we need to do about climate change today (CBC News) ACT’s Executive Deborah Harford was quoted in this recent CBC News article describing that “in the 21st century, all policy, planning, and decision-making, whether political or personal, has to be made through a low-carbon resilience lens that’s designed to reduce emissions […]

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(Oct 8) 2018 IPCC Global Warming of 1.5°C Report

(Oct 8) 2018 IPCC Global Warming of 1.5°C Report

The IPCC has released the special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. This report is in response to a request by […]

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(Oct 4) ACT Receives Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia Fall 2018 Grant

(Oct 4) ACT Receives Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia Fall 2018 Grant

We are proud to announce that ACT has been awarded one of 14 Fall 2018 grants from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC). The REFBC has approved $1.75M in funding to support research, education and policy analysis related to sustainable land use and real estate. Over the next three years, ACT will be using […]

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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 Practices for Low Carbon Resilience: Phase 1

Professionals’ Best Practices for Low Carbon Resilience: Phase 1

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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