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Event: Dispersed Adaptation to Climate Change

Check out this upcoming event in Victoria, and live webcast for those in other locations: ‘Dispersed Adaptation’ to Climate Change: The Heritage Potato Crop-Climate Project Wednesday, November 30th 3:30 pm Room 002, University House 1, University of Victoria, 2489 Sinclair Rd Climate change threatens Canadian and global food security. Heritage varieties are disappearing at an […]

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Call for Proposals -  2017 Ontario Climate Symposium at York University

Call for Proposals – 2017 Ontario Climate Symposium at York University

The Ontario Climate Consortium Secretariat is in the planning stages for the 2017 Ontario Climate symposium, taking place at York University on May 11th and 12th. Given year-over-year growth in attendance and overall interest in our flagship annual event, we are moving to a two-day format to provide more space for conversation and engagement with […]

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Two New Adaptation Projects in the Okanagan

Two New Adaptation Projects in the Okanagan

The Okanagan Regional Adaptation Strategies plan was released in July and the first two projects are underway to strengthen the agriculture sector’s resilience to climate change in the region. 1) Agriculture Drought Status Outreach Project As summers become warmer and drier, agricultural water users have a growing need for timely and accurate information about the status of local […]

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Wildlife Ecosystem Resilience in the Context of Climate Change: A Kootenay Case Study

Wildlife Ecosystem Resilience in the Context of Climate Change: A Kootenay Case Study

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is hosting an important upcoming seminar: Wildlife Ecosystem Resilience in the Context of Climate Change: A Kootenay Case Study Wednesday September 21st 2016 3:30-4:30 pm Room 002, University House 1, University of Victoria Please join us for this seminar with Rod Davis. The Kootenay Region of British Columbia […]

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Report: Bees Key Contributor to BC's Economy

Report: Bees Key Contributor to BC’s Economy

A new report outlines the important contributions that bees make to B.C.’s economy. This report commissioned by Vancity Credit Union and was prepared by Mark Winston, Professor at Simon Fraser University, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Dialogue, and also co-founder of ACT. The report, Sweet Deal: The value of bees to British Columbia’s economy, […]

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Save the Date: Flow and Grow Workshop

Save the Date: Flow and Grow Workshop

Flow and Grow: A workshop on how to respect ecosystem and cultural values, ensure food security, and build water-resilient communities  On November 29, at the Capri Hotel in Kelowna, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia and the Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia (IIABC) will co-host the 4th in their “Annual Year-End Water […]

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LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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Presentations from Adaptation Canada 2016 Now Online

Presentations from Adaptation Canada 2016 Now Online

Adaptation Canada 2016 was a 3-day national symposium on climate change adaptation, held April 12-14 2016 in Ottawa. Presentations from the conference are now online. Click here to download presentations in English, and click here to download presentations in French. ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford spoke at the April 14th morning panel on biodiversity. Check out […]

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