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Metro Vancouver Climate 2050 – Public Dialogues

Metro Vancouver Climate 2050 – Public Dialogues

The Metro Vancouver Board has committed to pursue a regional target of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2007 levels by 2050. In alignment with this target, Metro Vancouver is developing a Climate 2050 Strategic Plan with a vision to ensure our infrastructure, ecosystems, and communities are resilient to the impacts of climate change. […]

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(June 4) Canada announces $79.21 million in development assistance for Americas

(June 4) Canada announces $79.21 million in development assistance for Americas

In addition to all of the important initiatives being supported by the Canadian Government, it is great to see support for climate action and adaptation for communities across the Americas. The pillars of Canada’s engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean region are: promoting democracy, human rights, inclusion and diversity; supporting inclusive growth and poverty eradication; […]

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Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities: The Climate Lens

Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities: The Climate Lens

The Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, has publicly launched The Climate Lens today as part of the Investing in Canada plan. The Climate Lens will help infrastructure owners design better, climate-smart projects. It will do so through (1) assessing opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and (2) identifying when and how investments should […]

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Webinar (May 28th): Getting Ready for Climate Change in Thunder Bay

Webinar (May 28th): Getting Ready for Climate Change in Thunder Bay

Date: May 28, 2018 Time: 10:00am-11:00am EDT* Presenter: Amy Coomes (Climate Adaptation Coordinator for EarthCare Thunder Bay) Cost: Free This webinar will present information on the City of Thunder Bay’s Climate Adaptation Strategy and the new climate change website aimed at connecting information, actions, and stories to inspire climate engagement in the Thunder Bay region. […]

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ICLR and MEOPAR Call for Proposals- 2018 Spring Flooding

ICLR and MEOPAR Call for Proposals- 2018 Spring Flooding

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network of Centres of Excellence invite proposals from social scientists based at universities in Canada to quickly deploy to a disaster-affected area in the aftermath of an extreme event to collect perishable data. The purpose of this funding opportunity […]

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Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

On March 6th, 2018, ACT, SFU and Western University co-hosted a workshop in Vancouver on the topic of climate change adaptation and governance in Canada, with a specific focus on issues relating to the British Columbia context. Attendees included participants from government, academia, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Particular attention was given to province-wide strategies for adaptation, […]

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(Aug 22) ACT on CBC's The National

(Aug 22) ACT on CBC’s The National

On August 22nd, Deborah Harford the Executive Director of ACT was invited to contribute to CBC’s The National report on the impacts of wildfire on human and aquatic health, water and air quality and the vicious cycle resulting in the loss of British Columbia’s forest.  The segment includes a resident from Grassy Plains BC, Bruce […]

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ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

Listen to CBC reporter Tina Lovgreen and Deborah Harford answer questions and speak to concerns from BC residents on how their community is adapting to the impacts of climate change. Deb spoke about ecosystem restoration, green infrastructure projects and how valuing ecosystem services can help communities reduce the impact of climate change while reducing their […]

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