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(Nov 20) Understanding Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens Webinar

(Nov 20) Understanding Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens Webinar

In the context of the recent IPCC report, the launch of the Global Commission on Adaptation, the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, and the advent of the Canadian Centre for Climate Services, the federal government launched in the summer of 2018 a “Climate Lens” to apply to long- lived public infrastructure investments. […]

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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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(April 2-4) Parksville 2019: Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

(April 2-4) Parksville 2019: Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

Join the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC in Parksville, BC at the city’s Community and Conference Centre (132 E. Jensen Avenue) for the Symposium on Water Stewardship in Changing Climate. The symposium will take place over three days, the first being a field day on April 2nd, followed by a 2-day symposium on April […]

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(Nov 7) The Intersection of Financial Risk and Climate Resilience

(Nov 7) The Intersection of Financial Risk and Climate Resilience

ASU’s School of Sustainability in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment are hosting a webinar on November 7th, where panelists will explore the risks and opportunities in the resilience finance marketplace and the financial mechanisms available to identify, evaluate, and manage climate risk. Panelists include; Joyce Coffee (Moderator): President, Climate Resilience Consulting Senior Sustainability Fellow, ASU […]

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(Nov 27) Advancing Collaborative Climate Adaptation in British Columbia

(Nov 27) Advancing Collaborative Climate Adaptation in British Columbia

Join ICLEI Canada for a one-day event combining panel discussions, presentations, and interactive breakouts designed to increase understanding of climate impacts and highlight how local collaboration is advancing action. ACT is a partner with ICLEI Canada on this project and Deborah Harford, the Executive Director of ACT, will be speaking as part of the Managing Community Climate Risks: Making the […]

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(Nov 16) Emergency Management in Indigenous Communities Webinar

(Nov 16) Emergency Management in Indigenous Communities Webinar

Emergency Management in Indigenous Communities: Addressing Mental Health and Cultural Safety in Evacuation Processes is the second webinar in a series of webinars that will take the opportunity to highlight the important work being done through the eyes of project experts. Speakers:  Dr. Emily Dicken, the Director of First Nations Coordination with Emergency Management BC […]

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BOMA Canada 2019 Resilience Brief

BOMA Canada 2019 Resilience Brief

ACT is excited to share the latest  version of the BOMA Canada Resilience Brief – an important tool to help building owners and managers begin to consider resilience and the potential risks imposed by extreme weather events. Following the disastrous events of 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires and the 2018 New Brunswick and Toronto floods, industry visionaries, […]

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(Nov 29) Getting Climate Ready- Adaptation Tools for Northwest Communities

(Nov 29) Getting Climate Ready- Adaptation Tools for Northwest Communities

Climate change is exposing communities in Northwest BC to changes in weather patterns and more frequent extreme events. These changes place local and regional critical infrastructure as well as health at risk, which the Northwest region has witnessed in recent flooding and wildfire events. Changing climate hazards have created the need to integrate climate change […]

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