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BOMA Canada 2019 Resilience Brief

BOMA Canada 2019 Resilience Brief

ACT is excited to share the latest  version of the BOMA Canada Resilience Brief – an important tool to help building owners and managers begin to consider resilience and the potential risks imposed by extreme weather events. Following the disastrous events of 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires and the 2018 New Brunswick and Toronto floods, industry visionaries, […]

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(Nov 1)  To Catch a Falling Sky

(Nov 1) To Catch a Falling Sky

A conversation series exploring challenges and solutions for water, energy and food resources is kicking off November 1st with a discussion exploring practical climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies for British Columbia. The series is presented by SFU’s Faculty of Environment (which ACT is proudly part of), the Pacific Water Research Centre  and Telus World of […]

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(Nov 29) Getting Climate Ready- Adaptation Tools for Northwest Communities

(Nov 29) Getting Climate Ready- Adaptation Tools for Northwest Communities

Climate change is exposing communities in Northwest BC to changes in weather patterns and more frequent extreme events. These changes place local and regional critical infrastructure as well as health at risk, which the Northwest region has witnessed in recent flooding and wildfire events. Changing climate hazards have created the need to integrate climate change […]

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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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