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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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(Aug 29) Perspectives from Climate Services in Europe

(Aug 29) Perspectives from Climate Services in Europe

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium has announce an upcoming talk titled Perspectives from Climate Services in Europe on August 29th as part of their joint Pacific Climate Seminar Series with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. This talk will be given by Dr. Jana Sillmann, who will give an overview of the current arena of climate services from a global scale to a European scale, and outline current climate services […]

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(Nov 8) Climate Change in the Urban Environment: Essential Steps to Enabling Resiliency

(Nov 8) Climate Change in the Urban Environment: Essential Steps to Enabling Resiliency

SFU’s Faculty of Environment will be hosting a one-day workshop titled Climate Change in the Urban Environment: Essential Steps to Enabling Resilience on November 8th. The course will be provided by one of ACT’s expert advisors Christine Callihoo MSc, RPP. Christine has more than 20 years professional consulting experience in land use and community planning, facilitation […]

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(Sept 30) The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

(Sept 30) The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

Stormwater run-off is one of the largest non-point sources of pollution in urban areas affecting the health of salmon and our watersheds. Stormwater often contains contaminants such as hydrocarbons and heavy metals derived from vehicle exhaust, brakes and leaked fluids as well as nutrients, pesticides and bacteria from urban and agricultural uses. During rainy days, […]

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(Aug 24) Stewardship Roundtable 2018

(Aug 24) Stewardship Roundtable 2018

          Last chance to register for Stewardship Roundtable 2018, hosted by the Stewardship Centre for BC and Bird Studies Canada. This is an incredible opportunity to hear from experts, and share ideas about how to improve environmental stewardship and conservation practices in our communities.  From 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Roundtable […]

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C40 Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment Tool

C40 Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment Tool

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation recently launched a new online tool that will help cities understand the relationship between mitigation measures, which reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and adaptation measures, which reduce climate risk. Based on cities’ experiences and designed for cities, this is the first tool available that will help policy-makers systemically […]

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Adaptation Futures 2018: Plenary Videos

Adaptation Futures 2018: Plenary Videos

The full-length videos of the 3 plenaries from the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference are now available online. Adaptation Futures 2018, the fifth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation, was recently held in Cape Town, South Africa from 18 to 21 June. The conference aimed to facilitate dialogues for solutions between key actors from […]

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Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford, is a member of the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, launched by Environment and Climate Change Canada in August 2017 to advise the Government of Canada on measuring overall progress on adaptation and climate resilience.  The Panel was asked to recommend a suite of indicators to measure progress on adaptation and climate […]

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