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(Nov 26) The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change Hiring Director

(Nov 26) The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change Hiring Director

The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is hiring a Director. This position is central to maintaining and advancing the University of Waterloo (UW) as a leading centre for research and knowledge mobilization on the impacts of global climate change and the transition to a decarbonized and climate-resilient society in Canada and around the world. […]

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(Dec 4/6) Workshops to Develop Agricultural Adaptation Strategies for Kootenay & Boundary

(Dec 4/6) Workshops to Develop Agricultural Adaptation Strategies for Kootenay & Boundary

New regional adaptation strategies are being developed to help Kootenay and Boundary agricultural producers prepare for climate change. Farmers in the East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary regional districts have been invited to participate in the strategies’ planning process on Dec. 4, in Creston and Dec. 6 in Greenwood. The process brings together agricultural […]

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(Nov 29) ACT's Executive Director Deborah Harford on CBC The Early Edition

(Nov 29) ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford on CBC The Early Edition

Is it too late? What we need to do about climate change today (CBC News) ACT’s Executive Deborah Harford was quoted in this recent CBC News article describing that “in the 21st century, all policy, planning, and decision-making, whether political or personal, has to be made through a low-carbon resilience lens that’s designed to reduce emissions […]

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(Nov 14) Low Carbon Resilience and BC Professional Associations Webinar

(Nov 14) Low Carbon Resilience and BC Professional Associations Webinar

On November 14th, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford, ACT research assistant Christopher Raftis and long-time ACT partner and expert advisor Erica Crawford of Shift Collaborative delivered a webinar on Low Carbon Resilience to the British Columbia Professional Associations’ Adaptation Working Group. In this webinar, ACT presents a conceptual Low Carbon Resilience (i.e., integrated climate action planning […]

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(Oct 22/23) Council of Canadian Academies: Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

(Oct 22/23) Council of Canadian Academies: Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

On October 22nd and 23rd, the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford and members of the Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks met in Montreal to guide the Council of Canadian Academies Prioritizing Climate Change Risks assessment workshop. The group convened to provide expert insight and experience in order to answer the question: what are […]

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(Nov 20) Understanding Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens Webinar

(Nov 20) Understanding Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens Webinar

In the context of the recent IPCC report, the launch of the Global Commission on Adaptation, the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, and the advent of the Canadian Centre for Climate Services, the federal government launched in the summer of 2018 a “Climate Lens” to apply to long- lived public infrastructure investments. […]

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(Nov 29) The Circular Economy—A Pathway to a Sustainable Organization

(Nov 29) The Circular Economy—A Pathway to a Sustainable Organization

How can your organization better understand and become part of the circular economy? How can you future-proof your organization and reduce your linear risks? Through case studies, guest speaker, simulations, exercises, instructor-led group discussion and personal reflection, this workshop will assist you in understanding how your organization can integrate circular economy practices such as product-as-a-service, sharing […]

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(April 2-4) Parksville 2019: Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

(April 2-4) Parksville 2019: Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

Join the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC in Parksville, BC at the city’s Community and Conference Centre (132 E. Jensen Avenue) for the Symposium on Water Stewardship in Changing Climate. The symposium will take place over three days, the first being a field day on April 2nd, followed by a 2-day symposium on April […]

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