Adaptation Stories

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ACT Webinar: Recording Now Online

On May 2, ACT  gave an enlightening webinar highlighting an example of low carbon resilience work across jurisdictional boundaries. Low Carbon Resilience Case Study: Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance in Still Creek Chloe Boyle, Researcher, ACT; Graduate Student, SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT Edward Nichol, Senior Researcher, ACT In […]

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Free Public Talk: The Octopus's Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

Free Public Talk: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite you to a free public talk and discussion, The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise. Who will be tending your garden when the ocean rises? An octopus? A seastar? Imagine the City of Vancouver without the […]

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New Report: Building Change - Towards Sustainable Communities in BC

New Report: Building Change – Towards Sustainable Communities in BC

Check out this new resource from the Real Estate Foundation of BC: Building Change presents a case for sustainable built environments, summarizes public opinion poll findings, and presents a possible path forward: six priorities for action and a model for cross-sectoral collaboration. Priorities for Action Align financial rules with sustainability objectives to reflect long-term costs […]

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Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

ACT experts will be presenting at an exciting upcoming webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Presenters: Chloe Boyle, Edward Nichol and Deborah Harford (ACT) and Ewa Jackson (ICLEI Canada) Tuesday, May 2 1:00 – 2:00 ET Urban ecosystems play a key role in combining climate change adaptation and mitigation – or “low […]

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Launch: Adaptation Equity Portal

Launch: Adaptation Equity Portal

The Georgetown Climate Center recently launched an Adaptation Equity Portal within its Adaptation Clearinghouse to help communities plan for and develop policies that integrate social and environmental justice. The portal provides more than 200 case studies, plans, tools, and other resources that help communities identify ways to protect the safety and livelihoods of those most […]

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Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change

Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change

On April 22, celebrate Earth Day with a panel discussion on the importance of storytelling when it comes to climate change. Earth Day Panel: Storytelling and Climate Change Saturday, April 22 2:00 – 3:30 pm Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library Join ACT Executive Director Deb Harford, author Claudia Casper ,and ecofiction expert Mary Woodbury to […]

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Ontario Climate Consortium: 5th Annual Symposium

Ontario Climate Consortium: 5th Annual Symposium

The OCC team is holding their 2017 Ontario Climate Symposium which will be taking place at York University on May 11th and 12th. The theme for this year’s symposium is “Just Transformations: The Next 150”. This event hopes to encourage the development of positive narratives and visions of a just future – ones that cross boundaries between natural science, […]

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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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