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(Before) May 7th: FCM, UBC and UWaterloo Local Adaptation in Canada Survey.

(Before) May 7th: FCM, UBC and UWaterloo Local Adaptation in Canada Survey.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), University of British Columbia and the University of Waterloo are seeking respondents for their online Local Adaptation in Canada Survey which closes on May 7th. Take the online Local Adaptation in Canada Survey and share some insights about how your municipality is approaching climate change adaptation. Whether your municipality […]

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Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

On March 6th, 2018, ACT, SFU and Western University co-hosted a workshop in Vancouver on the topic of climate change adaptation and governance in Canada, with a specific focus on issues relating to the British Columbia context. Attendees included participants from government, academia, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Particular attention was given to province-wide strategies for adaptation, […]

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ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

Listen to CBC reporter Tina Lovgreen and Deborah Harford answer questions and speak to concerns from BC residents on how their community is adapting to the impacts of climate change. Deb spoke about ecosystem restoration, green infrastructure projects and how valuing ecosystem services can help communities reduce the impact of climate change while reducing their […]

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ACT on Global News for Earth Day

ACT on Global News for Earth Day

Check out our Executive Director Deborah Harford on Global News! Deb spoke about Earth Day 2018, touching on what we can do to help reduce our negative impact on the planet. Research shows that by 2050 the ocean will be filled with more plastic than fish, but luckily there is much we can do to […]

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April 27: The Hard Work of Hope in the Anthropocene

April 27: The Hard Work of Hope in the Anthropocene

Join the adaptation community for an exciting talk on April 27 in Victoria. Tim O’Riordan, PhD, is an emeritus professor of environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia, U.K. and an academic adviser to the University of Victoria’s POLIS Water Sustainability Project. He’s also the brother of Jon O’Riordan, PhD, ACT senior adviser and also strategic adviser […]

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New Report: Climate Change and Cities

New Report: Climate Change and Cities

The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) has finalized its Second Assessment Report on climate change and cities, and now presents its Summary Report for City Leaders. Read it here! This report summarizes the conclusions of the second assessment report, which includes the latest scientific research on climate change and cities. Mitigation and adaptation climate […]

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Webinar: Creating Adaptive Policies

Webinar: Creating Adaptive Policies

The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources is pleased to announce the following webinar: Creating Adaptive Policies Tuesday, January 30 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET . Presented by: Darren Swanson (associate of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, a consultant to the United Nations Development Group, and director of Novel Futures Corporation) . This webinar gives an […]

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Contribute Your Ideas: Canada in a Changing Climate

Contribute Your Ideas: Canada in a Changing Climate

The Government of Canada has launched Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action, the national assessment of how Canada’s climate is changing, the impacts of these changes and how we are adapting to reduce risk. The process to develop the assessment is an ongoing collaboration among subject-matter experts from a range of backgrounds. Together, […]

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