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TWI2050 Report: Transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

TWI2050 Report: Transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

The World in 2050 (TWI2050) was established by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) to provide scientific foundations for the 2030 Agenda. It is based on the voluntary and collaborative effort of more than 60 authors from about 20 institutions, and some 100 independent experts from academia, business, government, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations […]

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(Oct 8) 2018 IPCC Global Warming of 1.5°C Report

(Oct 8) 2018 IPCC Global Warming of 1.5°C Report

The IPCC has released the special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. This report is in response to a request by […]

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(Oct 4) ACT Receives Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia Fall 2018 Grant

(Oct 4) ACT Receives Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia Fall 2018 Grant

We are proud to announce that ACT has been awarded one of 14 Fall 2018 grants from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC). The REFBC has approved $1.75M in funding to support research, education and policy analysis related to sustainable land use and real estate. Over the next three years, ACT will be using […]

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(Sept 27)  World 'nowhere near on track' to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target

(Sept 27) World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target

In anticipation of next months release of the IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5°C we would like to draw your attention to a recent article published in The Guardian, World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target. The article highlights the improbable, if not the impossibility of the world limiting global […]

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(Deadline Extended: Oct 31) Salmon Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

(Deadline Extended: Oct 31) Salmon Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

The application deadline for The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development was been extended to October 31. Stormwater run-off is one of the largest non-point sources of pollution in urban areas affecting the health of salmon and our watersheds. Stormwater often contains contaminants such as hydrocarbons and heavy metals derived from vehicle exhaust, brakes and […]

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(Oct 25) Antarctic Sea Ice in a Changing World

(Oct 25) Antarctic Sea Ice in a Changing World

          Living on the Pacific coast, should we be concerned that climate change is heavily impacting Antarctica and the Southern Ocean? A group of international scientists think so. They also think we need to look to our past to better understand what we might expect in the future. Simon Fraser University’s […]

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(Oct 10) Conservation Connections 2018

(Oct 10) Conservation Connections 2018

BC’s South Coast species at risk annual info sharing and networking event is a unique opportunity to network and connect with experts involved in species at risk recovery. This afternoon event will have presentations regarding the South Coast Conservation Program’s latest resources and initiatives, followed by two engaging panels to share and discuss specific updates and […]

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Webinar (Oct 4): From Panama to Canada: Urban Water Sustainability & Natural Asset Planning

Webinar (Oct 4): From Panama to Canada: Urban Water Sustainability & Natural Asset Planning

        Around the globe, local governments and communities are beginning to shift towards “natural asset planning” to promote and ensure urban water sustainability. Historically, nature has been undervalued, underpriced, and overused and there has been no easy way to account for ecosystem services, such as flood control provided by wetlands. In this […]

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