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(Jan 10) Climate Futures Series: The Science, Impacts and Solutions to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees

(Jan 10) Climate Futures Series: The Science, Impacts and Solutions to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees

Which path to halting climate change? On January 10th The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Climate Futures Initiative and SFU’s Faculty of Environment are hosting the Solutions talk of the Climate Futures Series: The SCIENCE, IMPACTS and SOLUTIONS to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees. This talk will explore how the limited amount of carbon dioxide that we […]

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(Dec 10) COP 24 Update

(Dec 10) COP 24 Update

Just a week after the naturalist Sir David Attenborough spoke passionately from the “People’s Seat” in Katowice, Poland at COP 24, the United States government officials are defending the fossil fuel industry. While addressing the climate change conference from the “Peoples Seat,” which represents the link between the public and policy makers, Sir David said: […]

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(Nov 29) The Circular Economy—A Pathway to a Sustainable Organization

(Nov 29) The Circular Economy—A Pathway to a Sustainable Organization

How can your organization better understand and become part of the circular economy? How can you future-proof your organization and reduce your linear risks? Through case studies, guest speaker, simulations, exercises, instructor-led group discussion and personal reflection, this workshop will assist you in understanding how your organization can integrate circular economy practices such as product-as-a-service, sharing […]

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(Oct 26) Business and Civil Society Leaders Support Action on Carbon Pricing and Clean Competitive Policies

(Oct 26) Business and Civil Society Leaders Support Action on Carbon Pricing and Clean Competitive Policies

The Smart Prosperity Leaders Initiative issued a statement on October 26th in support of carbon pricing and clean competitiveness policies.  The initiative, which includes 24 prominent leaders from business, environmental, labour, social, youth and indigenous organizations across Canada was launched with the purpose to harness new thinking to accelerate Canada’s transition to a stronger, cleaner economy. […]

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(Nov 1)  To Catch a Falling Sky

(Nov 1) To Catch a Falling Sky

A conversation series exploring challenges and solutions for water, energy and food resources is kicking off November 1st with a discussion exploring practical climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies for British Columbia. The series is presented by SFU’s Faculty of Environment (which ACT is proudly part of), the Pacific Water Research Centre  and Telus World of […]

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TWI2050 Report: Transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

TWI2050 Report: Transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

The World in 2050 (TWI2050) was established by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) to provide scientific foundations for the 2030 Agenda. It is based on the voluntary and collaborative effort of more than 60 authors from about 20 institutions, and some 100 independent experts from academia, business, government, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations […]

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(Oct 4) ACT Receives Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia Fall 2018 Grant

(Oct 4) ACT Receives Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia Fall 2018 Grant

We are proud to announce that ACT has been awarded one of 14 Fall 2018 grants from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC). The REFBC has approved $1.75M in funding to support research, education and policy analysis related to sustainable land use and real estate. Over the next three years, ACT will be using […]

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(Sept 27)  World 'nowhere near on track' to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target

(Sept 27) World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target

In anticipation of next months release of the IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5°C we would like to draw your attention to a recent article published in The Guardian, World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target. The article highlights the improbable, if not the impossibility of the world limiting global […]

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