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(Sept 30) The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

(Sept 30) The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

Stormwater run-off is one of the largest non-point sources of pollution in urban areas affecting the health of salmon and our watersheds. Stormwater often contains contaminants such as hydrocarbons and heavy metals derived from vehicle exhaust, brakes and leaked fluids as well as nutrients, pesticides and bacteria from urban and agricultural uses. During rainy days, […]

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(Aug 24) Stewardship Roundtable 2018

(Aug 24) Stewardship Roundtable 2018

          Last chance to register for Stewardship Roundtable 2018, hosted by the Stewardship Centre for BC and Bird Studies Canada. This is an incredible opportunity to hear from experts, and share ideas about how to improve environmental stewardship and conservation practices in our communities.  From 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Roundtable […]

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The Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

The Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

We are proud to announce the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford will be a member of The Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks, directed by the Council of Canadian Academies. The Treasury Board Secretariat has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to examine the top climate change risks facing both Canada and the […]

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(Aug 24) Stewardship Roundtable 2018

(Aug 24) Stewardship Roundtable 2018

The Stewardship Centre for BC and Bird Studies Canada, in collaboration with the 27th International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress 2018), the Vancouver International Bird Festival (VIBF 2018), and partners, are convening a Stewardship Roundtable 2018 on Friday, August 24 – a forum and showcase of innovative practices championed in our province and beyond. The Executive Director of […]

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Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford, is a member of the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, launched by Environment and Climate Change Canada in August 2017 to advise the Government of Canada on measuring overall progress on adaptation and climate resilience.  The Panel was asked to recommend a suite of indicators to measure progress on adaptation and climate […]

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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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