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(Dec 12/14) Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform Webinars

(Dec 12/14) Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform Webinars

Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform has two upcoming webinars we are pleased to share: 1. Introducing the Canadian Centre for Climate Services: Climate data, resources and support for adaptation planning December 12, 2018; 1:00 –2:00 PM ET Registration The Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) is the Government of Canada’s authoritative source for climate data […]

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(Dec 3) Forty leading climate scientists and experts call for stronger B.C. climate targets

(Dec 3) Forty leading climate scientists and experts call for stronger B.C. climate targets

On December 3rd, in advance of the release of the B.C. government’s climate plan (December 5th), forty leading climate scientists and experts wrote a letter asking the province to strengthen climate targets, introduce a binding climate test for energy projects and end subsidies for fracked LNG as part of its climate strategy. The scientists include Dr. […]

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(Dec 4) Applying the Climate Lens Resilience Assessment in a BC Context Webinar

(Dec 4) Applying the Climate Lens Resilience Assessment in a BC Context Webinar

December 4th (10:00am to 11:00am PST) The Federal Government recently introduced a Climate Lens assessment for those seeking funding for new major public infrastructure projects. Listen to François Levesque of Infrastructure Canada and Dirk Nyland of the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure delve into the resilience assessment component of the Climate Lens. This webinar […]

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(Nov 26) The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change Hiring Director

(Nov 26) The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change Hiring Director

The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is hiring a Director. This position is central to maintaining and advancing the University of Waterloo (UW) as a leading centre for research and knowledge mobilization on the impacts of global climate change and the transition to a decarbonized and climate-resilient society in Canada and around the world. […]

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(Dec 4/6) Workshops to Develop Agricultural Adaptation Strategies for Kootenay & Boundary

(Dec 4/6) Workshops to Develop Agricultural Adaptation Strategies for Kootenay & Boundary

New regional adaptation strategies are being developed to help Kootenay and Boundary agricultural producers prepare for climate change. Farmers in the East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary regional districts have been invited to participate in the strategies’ planning process on Dec. 4, in Creston and Dec. 6 in Greenwood. The process brings together agricultural […]

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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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(Nov 14) Low Carbon Resilience and BC Professional Associations Webinar

(Nov 14) Low Carbon Resilience and BC Professional Associations Webinar

On November 14th, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford, ACT research assistant Christopher Raftis and long-time ACT partner and expert advisor Erica Crawford of Shift Collaborative delivered a webinar on Low Carbon Resilience to the British Columbia Professional Associations’ Adaptation Working Group. In this webinar, ACT presents a conceptual Low Carbon Resilience (i.e., integrated climate action planning […]

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(Oct 22/23) Council of Canadian Academies: Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

(Oct 22/23) Council of Canadian Academies: Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

On October 22nd and 23rd, the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford and members of the Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks met in Montreal to guide the Council of Canadian Academies Prioritizing Climate Change Risks assessment workshop. The group convened to provide expert insight and experience in order to answer the question: what are […]

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