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(October 29) Tapped Out: A Special Report on Water Scarcity and Water Solutions in British Columbia

(October 29) Tapped Out: A Special Report on Water Scarcity and Water Solutions in British Columbia

British Columbia’s climate has changed. 2015 is Year 5 of a new climate reality that is defined by recurring extremes. Floods, drought, forest fires and windstorms – all are happening within the same year, and year after year. Summers are longer and drier; winters are warmer and wetter. As a consequence, the seasonal water balance […]

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(December 2-3) The 4th Annual BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Workshop

(December 2-3) The 4th Annual BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Workshop

Registration is now open for the Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research provincial workshop taking place December 2-3, 2019 in Kelowna, BC. The 4th annual provincial workshop hosted by the BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network including: An afternoon of applied research sessions with BC researchers and producers discussing practices they have been testing in the field to improve soil health, store carbon, reduce […]

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(August 29) Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure in a Changing Climate - Final Report

(August 29) Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure in a Changing Climate – Final Report

The final background report in a series based on adaptation and biodiversity led green infrastructure is the culmination of the second phase of ACT’s work studying the potential for green infrastructure approaches as nature-based solutions to climate change. The second phase included facilitating a workshop and a focus group that engaged with a diverse range of […]

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(June 28) - In Our Backyard: What Climate Change in Canada Looks Like

(June 28) – In Our Backyard: What Climate Change in Canada Looks Like

“Climate change is no longer theoretical. It’s in our backyard.” CBC News’ recent project about climate change is self described as “ambitious and comprehensive”. The project “In Our Backyard” details how different residents across Canada have been made to cope with the extreme weather events that have costed them more than just dollars; in some […]

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(May 28) Building climate resilience in the Okanagan: A homeowners resource guide

(May 28) Building climate resilience in the Okanagan: A homeowners resource guide

The availability of water in the Okanagan valley is snowpack-dependent and a changing climate is resulting in greater extremes in weather and the availability of water. Extended periods of drought and flooding are expected to occur more frequently in this region. Responding to this ‘new reality’, the South Okanagan Real Estate Board in partnership with the […]

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(Apr 23) Canadians want more conservation, Indigenous stewardship

(Apr 23) Canadians want more conservation, Indigenous stewardship

On April 23, 2019, Canada pledged to double its protected lands by 2020. Based on a new poll by Abacus Data for the International Boreal Conservation Campaign (IBCC), the poll found that Canadians strongly support Indigenous-led conservation and international cooperation as a way to achieve the goal. In addition, the poll recorded that top reasons Canadians support […]

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(June 5) Integrating Gender Equality in Climate Adaptation

(June 5) Integrating Gender Equality in Climate Adaptation

On June 5th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm ACT, the Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Canada’s International Development Research Centre will be hosting a roundtable discussion on key gaps and opportunities to integrate gender equality in climate adaptation. This event, Integrating Gender Equality in Climate Adaptation, will bring together gender and adaptation experts […]

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(June 6) Women and Climate Change: A Dialogue with Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg

(June 6) Women and Climate Change: A Dialogue with Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg

On June 6th from 10:00am to 12:00pm the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue is hosting a intimate dialogue to discuss what women need to be effective in the space of climate change and agriculture. Here, they will explore the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), One Planet Initiative and discuss what support women […]

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