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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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ACT releases Report #5: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada's Crops & Food Supply

ACT releases Report #5: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada’s Crops & Food Supply

July 3, 2013: ACT is proud to announce the release of its fifth report in the series of nine on policy responses to current and projected climate impacts. Climate Change Adaptation and Canada’s Crops & Food Supply incorporates findings from the four earlier reports on Biodiversity, Extreme Weather, Energy and Water Governance and presents the […]

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CFAX Interview: ACT ED Deborah Harford on BC's Water ACT

CFAX Interview: ACT ED Deborah Harford on BC’s Water ACT

On May 2nd, 2013, CFAX reporter Pamela McCall interviewed ACT ED Deborah Harford (interview begins at 5 minute mark) about the modernization of BC’s Water Act, and what the incoming provincial government should consider once elected on May 13th, 2013. The Water Act was put in place in 1909, and reflects the priorities and beliefs […]

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New Stern report warns of "carbon bubble"; world economy at risk

New Stern report warns of “carbon bubble”; world economy at risk

British economist Nicholas Stern has released a new report in collaboration with the thinktank Carbon Tracker, supported by organisations including HSBC, Citi, Standard and Poor’s and the International Energy Agency, detailing the possibility of a “carbon bubble”. Major developed countries are basing the value of their assets on their reserves of oil, gas and coal, […]

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