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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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Climate Nexus Webinar: Slides and Summary Online

ACT’s two most senior advisers, Bob Sandford and Jon O’Riordan, recently presented a POLIS webinar. In this webinar, the speakers shared insights from their recent publication “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy & Biodiversity in a Changing World.” The presentation highlighted how changing hydro-climate systems are creating a crisis for the Nexus elements, and discussed the range of transformative […]

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FACTS Event: Biodiversity and Innovation

FACTS Event: Biodiversity and Innovation

You and invited to the conference FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate Talks) “Biodiversity and Innovation” in partnership with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the Consulate General of France in Vancouver. This free public discussion will be held in the auditorium of the Beaty Museum on May 13th 2016 from 6.00pm, just a few days prior to theInternational Day for Biological […]

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Flood Control Structures Harm Fish in Fraser River

Flood Control Structures Harm Fish in Fraser River

A new study from researchers at Simon Fraser University argues that hundreds of small flood-control structures in the lower Fraser River are robbing salmon and other fish of valuable habitat while creating conditions for non-native species to flourish. From The Vancouver Sun‘s profile of the research: “The study looked at five sites with flood-control structures and five without in […]

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Migratory Change in our Oceans

Migratory Change in our Oceans

This Earth Day, consider how marine life is faring with warming ocean temperatures. From the David Suzuki Foundation: “Short-term oceanographic events, such as El Niño and the Pacific ‘blob’ — an enormous area of unusually warm water in the North Pacific — demonstrate that while oceans may be relatively stable, they aren’t immune to temperature […]

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Assessment: Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Assessment: Canada’s Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Natural Resources Canada has just published a new national assessment of Canada’s marine coasts. ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was also one of the reviewers of this assessment. From the summary: Coasts are an important component of the Canadian identity, economy and culture. Fronting on three oceans— Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific—Canada’s coasts, the longest in […]

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Webinar March 30: Using the SpaDES Platform to Better Forecast The Future

Webinar March 30: Using the SpaDES Platform to Better Forecast The Future

Getting to Answers, in SpaDES Presenter: Eliot McIntire (Research Scientist, Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada) When: Wednesday March 30, 2016 from 2:30pm-3:30pm ET Empirical data have a troublesome way of being both factually true, yet difficult to understand because they exist within a complex web of even more data. Worse, forecasting what […]

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