Biodiversity

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Sea Level Rise and Forced Migration: The Challenges for Climate Refugees

Sea Level Rise and Forced Migration: The Challenges for Climate Refugees

ACT, along with local partners, is excited to offer the following free public discussion series: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise  Regions around the world are experiencing climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, wildfires, and heat waves, while planning for the long-term effects of sea level rise and coastal storms. These stressors […]

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Webinar: The Future of Wildland Fire in Canada – Hot and Smoky?

The Forestry Adaptation Community of Practice (FACoP) is pleased to announce the following webinar: The Future of Wildland Fire in Canada – Hot and Smoky? Tuesday, October 3 1:00-2:00 pm EDT Presented by: Mike Flannigan (Director of the Canadian Partnership for Wildland Fire Science & Professor of Wildland Fire at the University of Alberta) Wildland fires are […]

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Survey: Is Your Local Government Taking Action on Biodiversity?

Local Government Representatives, Is your local government engaged in area-based nature conservation? ICLEI Canada wants to know your opinion – in 10 minutes! Canada Target 1 aims to protect and conserve at least 17% of terrestrial areas and inland waters, and 10% of coastal and marine areas, by 2020 to help stem the loss of biodiversity.  Reaching this […]

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Second Annual Summit on Science Enablement for the Sustainable Development Goals

Second Annual Summit on Science Enablement for the Sustainable Development Goals

Exciting news from the New York Academies of Sciences: Second Annual Summit on Science Enablement for the Sustainable Development Goals Tuesday, October 17 9 am – 5 pm The New York Academy of Sciences, New York City With encouragement from the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the support of the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. […]

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Webinar: Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making

Webinar: Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making

Check out this webinar from the Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Network: Completing and Using Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making: An Interdisciplinary Toolkit for Managers Tuesday, August 15 10-11 am PDT This new toolkit contains key tools and resources for planning and undertaking an ecosystem services assessment and the analyses that contribute to such an assessment. It […]

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ACT Ecosystem Governance Research in the News

ACT Ecosystem Governance Research in the News

Our latest project, Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance: A Case Study of Still Creek, has been in the news this week. SFU released an article on our project, focusing on the benefits of fighting climate change through ecosystem restoration. Restoring and maintaining ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to respond to climate […]

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Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

ACT experts will be presenting at an exciting upcoming webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Presenters: Chloe Boyle, Edward Nichol and Deborah Harford (ACT) and Ewa Jackson (ICLEI Canada) Tuesday, May 2 1:00 – 2:00 ET Urban ecosystems play a key role in combining climate change adaptation and mitigation – or “low […]

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Call for Nominations: Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize

Call for Nominations: Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize

Do you know a wildlife conservation hero who has been essential to protecting nature in Canada and is in financial need? Nominate this hero for the inaugural $10,000 Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize. Deadline: 5 p.m. ET Monday, May 1, 2017 About Glen Davis Glen Davis was a Canadian businessman and philanthropist. When he wasn’t […]

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