Adaptation Stories

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ACT ED on Roundhouse Radio

ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was recently interviewed on the Roundhouse Radio show Impact.  Deb discussed why we need to adapt to climate change – and, more importantly, how to ensure adaptation actions build in low-carbon solutions to ensure resilience overall. She also tackled climate change denial, innovation, and how to re-frame a low-carbon future as […]

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Free Public Lecture: Resiliency and You

Free Public Lecture: Resiliency and You

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions – SFU and the Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University are pleased to invite you to a free public talk and discussion: Can cities have the wisdom to adopt preventive measures before disaster strikes as we shift into a climate unsteady future? […]

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Call for Ontario Adaptation Resources

Are you experiencing the impacts of climate change in your line of work? Are you currently planning for, or implementing, adaptation plans or actions? If so, OCCIAR would like to hear from you! The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is currently seeking information on how various sectors in Ontario are managing […]

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Webinar: Green Resilience: Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies

Webinar: Green Resilience: Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies

If you are a member of the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP), register now for this upcoming webinar: Green Resilience: Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies Wednesday, December 21st 3:00 – 4:30 pm CST Climate change mitigation and adaptation planning are typically treated as separate efforts. Yet there are measures that yield both climate change […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Webinar: Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation in Mining

The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is offering the following upcoming webinar: An Assessment of the Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation in Mining Thursday, December 15th 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET A changing climate presents physical risks to mine infrastructure as mines are often located in challenging geographies that […]

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Webinar: Bringing Together Communities, Businesses and Governments to Tackle Flood Risk

Webinar: Bringing Together Communities, Businesses and Governments to Tackle Flood Risk

The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is pleased to announce the following webinar: FloodSmartCanada – Bringing Together Communities, Businesses and Governments to Tackle Flood Risk Tuesday, November 29th 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Presenter: Shawna Peddle (Director, Partners for Action, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo) Flooding is the most common […]

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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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