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WEBINAR on key findings from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: now available online

Dr. Stewart J. Cohen, Senior Researcher, Climate Research Division, Environment Canada, presented key findings from the Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. This webinar is now available online. This webinar was delivered jointly by ICLEI Canada and the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. The […]

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CBC News: Extreme weather is the new normal

CBC News: Extreme weather is the new normal

CBC reports that climate specialists are calling for a national strategy to help Canadians prepare for extreme weather. View the short video here. The CBC report includes interviews with Bob Sandford, ACT Water Governance author and senior water policy adviser, and Dr. Gordon McBean, Chair of the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Co-Principal Investigator […]

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Interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen on the IPCC WGII results

Interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen on the IPCC WGII results

The latest episode of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks ‘Adapting to a Warmer World’ includes an interview with Dr. Stewart Cohen, a senior researcher with the Adaptation and Impacts Research Division of Environment Canada, an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia and a member of ACT’s Advisory Board, on the IPCC […]

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CFAX Interview: ACT ED Deborah Harford on WA Mudslide and Extreme Weather

Click here to listen to ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford speak about WA mudslide and extreme weather in an interview on CFAX (interview begins at the 14 minute mark).

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ACT ED Spoke at National Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges, Adaptations

ACT ED Spoke at National Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges, Adaptations

Canada’s only national voice on climate change, the Canadian Climate Forum, organized a Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges, Adaptations, to examine the incidence and impact of severe weather, the challenges it raises – and how we can prepare for, or adapt to it, to minimize its often devastating effects. 2013 was a year of costly […]

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GLOBE 2014: International Forum on Business and the Environment, Vancouver Convention Centre March 26-28 2014

GLOBE 2014 Program Preview Just Released Check out the newly released GLOBE 2014 Program Preview to discover the inspiring speakers, thought-provoking sessions, the program schedule, new workshops, special networking events, and much more. ACT’s executive director, Deborah Harford, will be moderating the Food Security session at 2:45pm on March 27 and invites you to join! For more information […]

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NOT WAITING FOR NOAH: New Approaches to Assessing Flood Risk

The Not Waiting for Noah workshop, held in Kelowna BC on April 24, 2013, was organized as a partnership between the BC Water and Waste Association’s Climate Change Committee, the Okanagan Basin Water Board, and the SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team. This report, entitled Not Waiting for Noah: New Approaches to Assessing Flood Risk, is the result […]

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Webinar by Dr. Gordon McBean: Climate Change Adaptation & Natural Disaster Resilience

A recording of Dr. Gordon McBean’s webinar presentation for the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP) held on August 6th, 2013 is now available here: webinar recording CCACoP is Canada’s only online community for adaptation experts, policy-makers and practitioners. The webinar provides an excellent overview of the scientific evidence for the necessity to adapt to a […]

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