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ACT ED in Tyee Article on Crescent Beach Adaptation

ACT ED in Tyee Article on Crescent Beach Adaptation

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford is quoted in a new article in The Tyee about climate change effects in the community of Crescent Beach, BC. The article focuses on what the predicted effects of climate change will be for communities like Crescent Beach in BC’s Lower Mainland area. “The impacts of sea level rise are […]

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Project Spotlight Video on ACT

The Real Estate Foundation of BC, one of ACT’s core funders, has produced a Spotlight video featuring ACT’s work. Watch it now! The video features ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford, ACT  Senior Water Adviser and co-author of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals for water Bob Sandford, and ACT Senior Policy Adviser and former BC Deputy […]

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Renewable Energy Is About Equality, Not Just Environment

Renewable Energy Is About Equality, Not Just Environment

Transitioning to renewable energy doesn’t just have benefits for our environment and for mitigating the worst effects of climate change. It will also lead to a world that is more equal and just for all people. From The Guardian: “Changing our energy system is about more than replacing fossil resources with sun and wind. In fact, […]

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The Twisted Fate of Northern Communities: Home of the First North American Climate Refugees

The Twisted Fate of Northern Communities: Home of the First North American Climate Refugees

Third in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. We’ve all heard about polar bears starving, stranded on ice flows and unable to hunt effectively due to global warming. Photos flash around the world of emaciated bears struggling to survive in a rapidly changing environment, […]

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Resilient Cities 2015: Read the Report

Resilient Cities 2015: Read the Report

Read the latest on urban resilience in the Resilient Cities 2015 report! The report summarizes the core discussions and outcomes of all the sessions throughout the three days of the Resilient Cities congress and captures the broader developments and new directions in the evolving field of urban resilience. It provides actionable advice for local governments to create more […]

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INVESTABLE CITY: 2015 Canadian Urban Forum - October 8th, Toronto

INVESTABLE CITY: 2015 Canadian Urban Forum – October 8th, Toronto

Sustainable Prosperity invites you to attend an event presented by the Canadian Urban Institute and ReNew Canada. Thursday, October 8, 2015 Canadian Urban Forum 8AM – 5PM (Cocktail Reception to follow) CUI Brownie Awards Gala & Dinner 6PM – 8:30PM Daniels Spectrum, Toronto Highlights Opening Plenary: Canada’s Opportunity to Create INVE$TABLE CITIES, The Hon. Glen Murray, MPP, […]

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Livable Cities Forum: ACT ED To Present on Financing Adaptation

Livable Cities Forum: ACT ED To Present on Financing Adaptation

ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford will be speaking at the Livable Cities Forum, September 28-30 in Calgary. Deborah’s panel session focuses on the economics of resilience. Implementing flood protection measures can be costly, particularly where it is being retrofitted into existing development. Uncertainty surrounding the economics of resiliency, for example the cost-benefit or the return […]

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Valuing Ecosystem Goods and Services in the Columbia River Basin

VALUING ECOSYSTEM GOODS AND SERVICES IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN

When decision makers undervalue the benefits we derive from nature, they underestimate the full costs to society of converting natural resources to uses that destroy or degrade natural capital. Recognition of the benefits of ecosystem goods and services (EGS) by policy makers is therefore an important step in formulating effective natural resources policy that is […]

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