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Deborah Harford among speakers at BC Hydro Power Smart Forum. Early bird reg now open

Deborah Harford among speakers at BC Hydro Power Smart Forum. Early bird reg now open

Early-bird registration is now open for the BC Hydro Power Smart Forum, BC’s leading energy conservation conference.       ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is among the impressive line-up of speakers and industry experts scheduled to present and interact at the Power Smart Forum, scheduled for October 17-19, 2011 in Vancouver, BC. With three-days […]

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UNEP releases Short-Lived Climate Forcers (SLCF) report

UNEP releases Short-Lived Climate Forcers (SLCF) report

Methane, black carbon, tropospheric ozone growing climate change threats; Clean Air Task Force advocates for SLCF mitigation strategies to complement CO2 reductions On Tuesday, June 14 the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released the full text of its long-awaited report: “The Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone,” following the distribution in February of […]

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ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford to speak at BC’s 2011 Power Smart Forum

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford to speak at BC’s 2011 Power Smart Forum

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is among the first panel members announced for the 2011 Power Smart Forum, scheduled for October 17-19, 2011 in Vancouver, BC. Attracting delegates, speakers and industry experts from across North America, the Power Smart Forum is BC’s leading energy conservation conference. A record number of 1,370 delegates enjoyed three information-packed days […]

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ACT's third report - Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy - released

ACT’s third report – Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy – released

ACT has released its third major report – Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy – authored by former VP Sustainability for BC Hydro and former Chair of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities, Bruce Sampson; co-authored by Linsay Martens, a senior graduate of SFU’s School of Public Policy. The report calls for a […]

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Public understanding of climate change is key to real action

Public understanding of climate change is key to real action

According to a Mexican governmental survey produced this past week, the majority of delegates attending the COP16 do not believe the public understands the meaning of “climate change” — a huge hurdle in achieving real action on the international governmental level. Tomorrow ACT will release its report, Climate Change Adaptation and the Low Carbon Economy, […]

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Climate change could drive economic disaster: Cancun

Climate change could drive economic disaster: Cancun

Citing potential climate-related GDP losses of up to 20 per cent by 2050 and the economic benefits of shifting to low carbon and resource efficient economies, investors are calling for national and international policies that will spur private investment into low carbon technology and adaptation measures. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/investors-cancun-climate-change-business “We cannot drag our feet on the issue […]

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Psychologist recommends adaptation to curb peak oil anxiety

Psychologist recommends adaptation to curb peak oil anxiety

In October, the Vancouver Sun ran an article about US psychologist Kathy McMahon, and her blog Peak Oil Blues. On this blog and through her community tours, Kathy advocates adapting to, rather than denying, the advent of peak oil and climate change. Kathy recognizes a growing anxiety amongst individuals and communities when facing the endlessly […]

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Massive Oil Slick Reaches Louisiana Coast

Massive Oil Slick Reaches Louisiana Coast

A massive oil slick from BP’s drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, has reached the coast of Louisiana. A fire and explosion occurred on the rig April 20, killing eleven crew members. It sank two days later. The event could become the worst U.S. environmental disaster in decades, threatening to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez in scope, […]

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