Adaptation Stories

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(Apr 26) Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

(Apr 26) Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

The deadline for graduate students in British Columbia, Washington State, and Oregon interested in applying for the 2019 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is April 26th. The Foundation awards this two-year, $100,000 Fellowship annually to one graduate student who has overcome adversity, demonstrates strong leadership potential, and is focused on work to safeguard the natural environment by […]

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(Apr 9) Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration

(Apr 9) Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration

We are proud to announce that ACT will be supporting the recently announced Pan-Canadian Expert Collaboration group to generate, communicate, and mobilize trusted information, policy advice, and best practices for Canadians, governments, and stakeholders on clean growth and climate change. We will be working alongside over 15 highly credible and inclusive researchers, leaders, experts, and practitioners […]

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(Apr 11) Low Carbon Resilience: Landscape-level climate action for the 21st century

(Apr 11) Low Carbon Resilience: Landscape-level climate action for the 21st century

We would like to thank the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects for highlighting the Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) approach in the spring edition of their professional association’s magazine Landscapes/Paysages. In this edition titled Lo!Carbon, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford and Alison Shaw, research lead for the Integrated Climate Action for B.C. Communities Initiative, discuss how since the two […]

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(Apr 8) Metro Vancouver 2050: A Mecca of Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure

(Apr 8) Metro Vancouver 2050: A Mecca of Biodiversity-Led Green Infrastructure

On November 23, 2018, ACT hosted a workshop with Metro Vancouver-based professionals who share a common interest in advancing the connection between green infrastructure, biodiversity health, and climate action. The workshop included three presentations on climate change, biodiversity and green infrastructure planning that can be accessed from links in the report. Participants brainstormed ways that […]

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(June 17-18) BC Active Transportation Summit- Call for Presentations

(June 17-18) BC Active Transportation Summit- Call for Presentations

      The BC Active Transportation Summit on June 17th & 18th is now accepting abstracts. The Summit, presented by the BC Cycling Coalition, will gather leaders, stakeholders and advocates from government, industry, academia, and non-profit sectors to explore how to make active transportation safe and convenient for people of all ages and abilities […]

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(Mar 29) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative Workshop 1: Summary Report

(Mar 29) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative Workshop 1: Summary Report

On January 10, 2019, ACT SFU’s Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative (ICABCCI) kicked off with an inaugural workshop that brought together 12 BC communities representing urban and rural areas, large and small municipalities, First Nations, and regional districts, all at different stages of adaptation and mitigation planning and implementation. This is the first stage in […]

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(Mar 26) Mozambique isn't alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world- The Washington Post

(Mar 26) Mozambique isn’t alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world- The Washington Post

“The push for progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions must be pursued with unshakable resolve, but it must be accompanied by an equally strong push for investment in resilient infrastructure in the poorest places on Earth, where adaptation to climate change is now a matter of life or death.” – Mami Mizutori, Head of the […]

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(Mar 26) Climate change is a security threat. We must act now- The World Economic Forum

(Mar 26) Climate change is a security threat. We must act now- The World Economic Forum

For the third year in a row the Word Economic Forum has identified extreme weather events and the failure to meet climate change mitigation and adaptation targets as the greatest threats to business and industry. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, is known for drawing attention to the need for climate action strategies that […]

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