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Is the Local Economy the Solution to a Post-Capitalist World?

Is the Local Economy the Solution to a Post-Capitalist World?

In his new book, The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative Self-Financing “Pollinator” Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity (Chelsea Green, June 2015), Shuman debunks many of the myths around economic development—that tax breaks for wealthy corporations are beneficial for all, that only big businesses create jobs, that consumers only care about price, and that social enterprises can’t be […]

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Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments

Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments

Local governments in Canada are on the front lines of climate change impacts, but the cost of adapting infrastructure to flooding and other climate-driven challenges is a barrier to implementation. This report, developed by ACT through a project supported by Natural Resources Canada under the program of the Economics Working Group of Canada’s Adaptation Platform, the […]

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New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

A new documentary released on 11 December 2014 highlights the growing recognition of the need for adaptation to climate change around the world, as recognized by governments at this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Lima. The 20 minute documentary “Adapting to a changing climate” introduces viewers to the topic of climate change adaptation by […]

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PICS CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SFU UBC LECTURE SERIES – Adapting to Climate Change: Global Knowledge, Local Action

PICS CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SFU UBC LECTURE SERIES When: September 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: UBC Robson Square, Room C180, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver Register: climatechangeadaptation.eventbrite.ca Live Web Stream: pics.uvic.ca/events/live-webcast Join moderator Tim Takaro, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU, and speakers Stewart Cohen, Environment Canada, Lori Daniels, Faculty of Forestry, UBC and Jonathan O’Riordan, former […]

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Climate Adaptation: Advice for cities in the South

Climate Adaptation: Advice for cities in the South

Cities in developing countries with quality health, housing and water drainage systems, can more easily adapt to a changing climate, says the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. David Satterthwaite, a leading expert on human settlements and one of the two coordinating lead authors of the urban chapter in the IPCC report, told […]

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Adaptation Inspiration Book: 22 great examples of European adaptation! SLR, heat, flooding, drought responses

Adaptation Inspiration Book: 22 great examples of European adaptation! SLR, heat, flooding, drought responses

About this book The idea of supporting an inspirational book on practical climate adaptation first appeared in 2011 during the preparations for a CIRCLE-2 workshop called ‘From National Adaptation Strategies to Concrete Adaptation Actions’. Right from the start the challenge was to answer fundamental questions such as ‘what does a practical adaptation example look like?’ […]

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ACT Co-Hosting Livable Cities Forum 2014 – Are you going to be there?

Join us in Vancouver at the Livable Cities Forum, April 2-4 2014 – there’s something for everyone! ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will moderate the April 2nd morning session on financing adaptation, and ACT presents a workshop on the Coastal Cities at Risk project on April 4th from 10am-12 noon. Check the program for details! From […]

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DANISH CAPITAL ADAPTS SUCCESSFULLY TO CHANGING CLIMATE

Danish capital Copenhagen receives INDEX: Award 2013 for the city’s climate adaptation plan, a plan that provides a unique and robust framework for a massive influx of sustainable design solutions in the future. Read more about the city’s Climate Adaptation Plan here.  

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