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Partners for Action Report Release: At the Front Lines of Flood- How Prepared are Ontario Communities?

Partners for Action Report Release: At the Front Lines of Flood- How Prepared are Ontario Communities?

“Communities are at the front line of flood and climate adaptation, and are the first to react and drive the policy changes we need. However, some feel they are left to their own devices to make informed decisions about the risk of flood for their residents.” We interviewed 18 Ontario municipalities, 2 First Nation communities, […]

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LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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Bob Sandford on 'The Current': Transnational Water Policy

Bob Sandford on ‘The Current’: Transnational Water Policy

Bob Sandford, ACT’s water policy adviser and co-author of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, appeared on CBC’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti today discussing international water policy and laws. Two municipalities along the Great Lakes – one Canadian and one American- are currently battling over access to water that crosses borders. Bob’s expertise focuses […]

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Carbon Talk: Lessons from Germany on Effective Municipal Climate Leadership

Effective Climate Leadership in Cities: Lessons from Germany Germany is known for its ambitious national energy policies, but its cities are also home to some important innovations. We all know about the Copenhagens and Oslos of the world that are leaders in climate action, but those big names are not the only ones forging ahead […]

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ACT ED at Metro Vancouver Sustainability Breakfast

On April 21st, ACT Executive Director Deb Harford spoke at one of Metro Vancouver’s Sustainability Breakfasts focusing on climate change adaptation. She spoke alongside representatives from Metro Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, and the City of North Vancouver. Presentations from this event are now online. Click here to see Deb’s presentation as well as […]

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Communicating Impacts and Adaptation: Engaging Communities When Climate Change Comes Home

Communicating Impacts and Adaptation: Engaging Communities When Climate Change Comes Home

Friends in Victoria, check out this upcoming event: Communicating Impacts and Adaptation: Engaging Communities When Climate Change Comes Home May 9th, 2016 7:00 pm Room A104, Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria Please join the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions for a public presentation by Dr. Susanne Moser. How can we best engage people around […]

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Earth Day Radio Interview  with ACT ED

Earth Day Radio Interview with ACT ED

                  ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford did a radio interview for Earth Day 2016 on Roundhouse Radio, 98.3 Vancouver. Other guests were the David Suzuki Foundation’s ‘Queen of Green’ Lindsey Coulter and SFU Education professor Heesoon Bai who runs North America’s first Master of Education Degree program […]

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ICLEI Webinar: Making Strides on Community Adaptation

ICLEI Webinar: Making Strides on Community Adaptation Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:00pm EST ACT ED Deb Harford is one of the speakers at this upcoming webinar! The Making Strides on Community Adaptation Project was designed to bridge the gap between planning and implementation by increasing the uptake of existing implementation-related resources.  Recognizing that there is a […]

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