Biodiversity

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Pollinators and People in the City

Pollinators and People in the City

Check out this upcoming event, hosted by Hives for Human Society and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement: This event is an evening of discussion offering tools for creating relationships of dignity and respect for all people, and creating diverse habitats and forage for all pollinators. Featuring: Mark Winston – Professor and Senior Fellow, SFU Centre […]

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Webcast: Drought-Related Tree Mortality

Drought-related tree mortality: Heading into a century of more frequent and severe forest dieback events When: February 17, 2016, 3:30-4:30 pm Where: Room 002, University House 1, 2489 Sinclair Rd., Victoria, BC Dr. Robbie Hember will discuss the topic of drought-related tree mortality across western North America. The talk will explore new insights into the impacts of […]

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Our 'Climate Nexus' Book Featured in Focus Magazine

Our ‘Climate Nexus’ Book Featured in Focus Magazine

Focus Magazine in Victoria has a feature on our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World.” Co-author Jon O’Riordan is also interviewed for the article. “In their book The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World (Rocky Mountain Books, December 2015), Robert William Sandford and […]

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ACT Book Featured at Literary Lights Event

ACT Book Featured at Literary Lights Event

Let your friends in the Canmore area know that ACT author Bob Sandford will be featured at an upcoming literary event. Our publisher Rocky Mountain Books is holding an event next week to feature their writers. See below for details: Literary Lights: A Celebration of Canmore Writers and Rocky Mountain Books  Thursday January 28th, 7:00 […]

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"The Climate Nexus" Featured in Georgia Straight

“The Climate Nexus” Featured in Georgia Straight

The Georgia Straight featured our new book “The Climate Nexus” in a recent article. “Former senior civil servant Jon O’Riordan says human beings can no longer count on natural processes to absorb the impact of people on the Earth.  “In a new book he coauthored with Canadian water expert Robert Sandford, O’Riordan argues that the […]

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Agriculture was left out of Paris deal

Agriculture was left out of Paris deal

While agriculture was mentioned during the Paris talks at COP21, the final main text does not include actions on agriculture. Some countries discussed agriculture in the individual climate pledges they made before the conference, known as INDCs. Food security is also mentioned in the preamble to the final text. However, the absence of having agriculture […]

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Sponge Park: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

Sponge Park: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

                            A new park in New York City provides a great example of ecosystem-based adaptation as non-structural flood mitigation. From The New York Times:  “Aptly called Sponge Park, the 2,100-square-foot plot will, when it opens next spring, intercept thousands of gallons of storm […]

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ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford was interviewed for the Winter issue of the SFU School of Public Policy Magazine. Deb discusses how ACT got started and how it has evolved since its inception. One exciting point is that climate change adaptation did not used to be a pressing concern for many in Canada, but with […]

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