Adaptation Stories

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Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast

Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast

In the next few weeks, Metro Vancouver is hosting a series of breakfast events focusing on climate change adaptation. ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford will be speaking at the April 21st event. Check out the schedule below, and register for one (or more!): Climate Change Adaptation in the Region April 13 – BCIT downtown campus, 555 […]

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Community Conversation Cafe: Sustainability & UBC

Community Conversation Cafe: Sustainability & UBC

Check out this event on how UBC is moving to a more sustainable university:

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Vancouver 2032: A Better World is Possible

Vancouver 2032: A Better World is Possible

              Do you imagine a future Vancouver that is beautiful, green and sustainable? Or is it marked by loneliness, unaffordable housing and ecological collapse? Check out this book launch event, this Wednesday at the Vancouver Public Library: Vancouver 2032: A Better World is Possible, with Guy Dauncey and the […]

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Mar 22: Webinar on Canadian Cities Taking Climate Action

Mar 22: Webinar on Canadian Cities Taking Climate Action

Building Adaptive and Resilient Communities Program: Canadian Cities Taking Action March 22nd, 2016 1:00 pm ET  Cities have a key role to play in mitigating the causes of and adapting their communities to the effects of  a changing climate. As the level of government closest to residents, municipalities are well-positioned to develop effective strategies to […]

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The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

Sixth in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. Imagine an entire nation, deciding on a date to emigrate en masse for their very survival. Now imagine that date is rapidly approaching. The timeline for mass exodus from the island nation of Kiribati is 2020 […]

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Ideafest Seminar: Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for BC

Ideafest Seminar: Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for BC

The University of Victoria’s sixth Ideafest will be held between March 7th and 12th, showcasing the work of some of Canada’s best researchers. As a part of this event, PCIC and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) are presenting a panel discussion on hydro-climatic change in BC. Titled, Hotter, Drier Summers? Implications and Adaptations for BC, the discussion […]

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Tooling Up For Climate Change: Economic Instruments for Action

Tooling Up For Climate Change: Economic Instruments for Action

A new project has just launched from Sustainable Prosperity: Tooling Up For Climate Change: Economic Instruments for Action This project, based on research undertaken for Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform, examines the ways different levels of government and other decision-makers can use economic instruments to support the uptake of adaptation actions in four sectors of importance […]

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ACT ED at Sustainable Communities Conference

ACT ED at Sustainable Communities Conference

  ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is at the Sustainable Communities Conference in Ottawa this week. Tell your friends in Ottawa to catch her talk Thursday February 11th! Deb is speaking as part of the ‘My Hometown 2050’ plenary which will discuss future challenges and opportunities for cities. Session summary: The year 2050 may seem like a […]

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