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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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Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

In collaboration with ACT, Ideaspace, and West Coast Environmental Law, the City of Surrey hosted a series of three community meetings in the summer of 2016 in the Crescent Beach community to talk about the challenges we face from a changing climate and consider how to adapt to be ready for the future. These meetings provided insightful […]

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Workshop Report Online: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice

Workshop Report Online: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice

The report is now online from the workshop Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice. This workshop focused on climate change resilience thinking for local governments, and was held January 29th 2016. The workshop was hosted by the Social Vulnerability team of the Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) project, which was a five-year research project focusing […]

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Carbon Talk with ACT's Deborah Harford: Low Carbon Resilience

Carbon Talk with ACT’s Deborah Harford: Low Carbon Resilience

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford presented at SFU’s Carbon Talks on September 27th 2016. The video of this presentation is now online. In the presentation, Deb explores the concept of lowcarbon resilience and outlines some of the conclusions in ACT’s recent report, Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada. Following the presentation, audience members […]

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LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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ACT Submission to BC Climate Leadership Plan- Phase 2

Below is ACT’s Submission to Phase 2 of BC’s Climate Leadership Plan consultation process. A PDF version of this submission is also available here. Consultation Opportunity on the Draft BC Climate Leadership Plan ACT, SFU Recommendations: Delivered April 4th, 2016  Preamble Given planned provincial investments in LNG, and reluctance across the country to implement a carbon […]

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ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford was interviewed for the Winter issue of the SFU School of Public Policy Magazine. Deb discusses how ACT got started and how it has evolved since its inception. One exciting point is that climate change adaptation did not used to be a pressing concern for many in Canada, but with […]

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Learn more about our new book, "The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World"

Learn more about our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World”

ACT was pleased to release our new book: The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World, by Jon O’Riordan & Robert William Sandford  Published by Rocky Mountain Books | $16 hardcover We held an event in Vancouver on December 3rd to launch this exciting book. Secure supplies of water, food and energy are […]

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