Adaptation Stories

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(May 7) New Game on Climatekids.ca

(May 7) New Game on Climatekids.ca

On May 7th, Environment and Climate Change Canada released a new game on climatekids.ca. The game provides children with the opportunity to explore Canada’s regions while learning about climate impacts. The site will soon have games with themes such as forests and Canada’s iconic animals. Also, keep an eye on their social media accounts and look for […]

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(June 4-5) Grand forum des communautés résilientes

(June 4-5) Grand forum des communautés résilientes

The Grand forum des communautés résilientes is an opportunity to draw on collective knowledge to better address the social, environmental and economic issues caused by climate change. In addition to sharing knowledge from communities and research, participants will co-create solutions and build collaborative projects during hands-on workshops. A call for action will also be prepared and […]

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(Jan 23-24, 2020) Africa 2030- 3rd Symposium of Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

(Jan 23-24, 2020) Africa 2030- 3rd Symposium of Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

It is widely known that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change. As the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has shown, climate change is expected to have widespread impacts on African societies,  and Africans’ interaction with the natural environment. There are also signs […]

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(May 6) Natures Dangerous Decline 'Unprecedented'; Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'

(May 6) Natures Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

On May 6th, 2019, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released the much anticipated report outlining that nature is declining globally at a rate unprecedented in human history. “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations […]

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(May 21) Call For Abstracts: Adaptation Canada 2020

(May 21) Call For Abstracts: Adaptation Canada 2020

            Fraser Basin Council will be hosting the Adaptation Canada 2020 national conference in Vancouver on February 19-21, 2020. Abstracts must be submitted by May 21, 2019 ay 5pm PST! The Program in 2020 will focus innovations in resilience that have been developed over the past three years since the […]

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(Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here's what we can do about it (CBC News)

(Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here’s what we can do about it (CBC News)

On April 30th, CBC News published a story detailing the flooded or areas at risk of future flooding as a result of a legacy of poor planning in communities across Canada. Climate change, coupled with a changed landscape, due to agriculture, urban development and other land use decisions has increased communities vulnerability to flooding. ACT’s […]

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(May 2) A Regional Approach to Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure- Webinar

(May 2) A Regional Approach to Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure- Webinar

We are excited to announce our May 2nd webinar, A Regional Approach to Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure, hosted by the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources! Green infrastructure and nature-based solutions are gaining traction as their benefits for climate change adaptation and mitigation become better understood. Meanwhile, biodiversity loss is emerging as a global crisis […]

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(May 9) To Catch a Falling Sky: Metamorphosis

(May 9) To Catch a Falling Sky: Metamorphosis

On May 9th, the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford, along with Matt Horne (City of Vancouver) and Deborah Carson (West Coast Environmental Law) will be discussing climate change mitigation strategies in British Columbia. This is the third edition of the To Catch a Falling Sky  discussion series hosted by Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Environment, the Pacific […]

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