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Professionals' Best Practice for Low Carbon Resilience

Professionals’ Best Practice for Low Carbon Resilience

In the spring of 2018, ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) at SFU hosted a series of three meetings with professionals and professional associations (provincial and national) to engage participants in discussion about the role of professionals and associations in championing and advancing Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) approaches. The objectives of these sessions were […]

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Adaptation Primers: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

Adaptation Primers: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

ACT would like to draw your attention to the recently published Adaptation Primers published by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. These primers have recently been made available to the public and provide basic yet insightful  information on the “most complex challenge facing decision-makers in the first half of the 21st century.” The Primers are […]

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Barriers and Drivers of Planning for Climate Change Adaptation across Three Levels of Government in Canada

Barriers and Drivers of Planning for Climate Change Adaptation across Three Levels of Government in Canada

We are pleased to announce the recent publication in the Planning Theory and Practice Journal titled Barriers and Drivers of Planning for Climate Change Adaptation across Three Levels of Government in Canada. The Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford contributed to this publication in partnership with the Coastal Cities at Risk Research Network (CCRRN) which ran from 2012-2016. The […]

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(June 26) Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

(June 26) Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

The Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience released on June 26th the report titled Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada. The Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford is a member of the Expert Panel and we would like to draw your attention to the conclusions. This report is a product of […]

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(Aug 1) Call for Proposals: Stewardship Roundtable 2018

(Aug 1) Call for Proposals: Stewardship Roundtable 2018

You are invited to share your research! Please join the discussion of stewardship for bird and wildlife populations and their habitats in BC and elsewhere. Is your research relevant to the themes of the Roundtable? Do you want to discuss your research with leaders engaged in the stewardship of bird and wildlife populations? The poster session […]

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(June 13) Sustainability of the Future and the Future  of Sustainability

(June 13) Sustainability of the Future and the Future of Sustainability

Join SFU International on June 13 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)  in a discussion with SFU’s Honorary Degree Recipient, Ashok Khosla on the pathways for promoting sustainable futures in India and elsewhere. Dr. Ashok Khosla, an internationally renowned pioneer in environmental sustainability, develops conceptual frameworks and global systems for promoting a sustainable future that has had profound impacts […]

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(June 21) Webinar: Integrating Climate Risk In Public Infrastructure Projects

(June 21) Webinar: Integrating Climate Risk In Public Infrastructure Projects

June 21st 11:00-12:00 PST: Fraser Basin Council and Associated Engineering are hosting a webinar titled Integrating Climate Risk In Public Infrastructure Projects: The Role of the Private Sector in Providing Climate Services Many public sector organizations are planning to integrate future climate risk in their infrastructure projects. In order for this to occur, there is a growing need […]

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(June 15) Webinar: Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities

(June 15) Webinar: Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and Engineers Canada are hosting the Managing Assets for Sustainable Communities webinar June 15th 9:00am -10:30am PDT.   Communities are approaching, at an increasing pace, the end-of-life of many critical assets that were built over the past 60 years. With more money flowing to maintaining and replacing aging assets, it no […]

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