Crops & Food Supply

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Free Webinar: Drought in BC

Free Webinar: Drought in BC

Dealing with Drought – What Communities Need to Know Presented by: The BC Provincial Government Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resources August 11th, 2016 1:30 – 2:30 pm The drought of 2015 was the most severe in recent memory and impacted many communities across the province. Water suppliers were scrambling to manage water supplies […]

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Report: Bees Key Contributor to BC's Economy

Report: Bees Key Contributor to BC’s Economy

A new report outlines the important contributions that bees make to B.C.’s economy. This report commissioned by Vancity Credit Union and was prepared by Mark Winston, Professor at Simon Fraser University, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Dialogue, and also co-founder of ACT. The report, Sweet Deal: The value of bees to British Columbia’s economy, […]

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What do young farmers in East Africa need to adapt to climate change?

What do young farmers in East Africa need to adapt to climate change?

A new research project, focusing on young farmers responding to climate change in East Africa, has some interesting results. This project comes from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, and is led by researchers from the University of Arizona. The project is called Youth Decision Making in Agricultural Climate Change Adaptation.  […]

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Job Opportunity: Climate Change Research Co-op

Job Opportunity: Climate Change Research Co-op

Great climate change job opportunity for a graduate student! Position: Climate Change Research Co-op/Intern Ministry: Agriculture Salary: $1,661 biweekly ($23.73 per hour) (graduate level co-op) Start/End Date: September 2016 to April 2017 (8 months) Location: Victoria (note: please do not apply unless you are willing to be located in Victoria) Application Deadline: July 11, 2016 […]

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Save the Date: Flow and Grow Workshop

Save the Date: Flow and Grow Workshop

Flow and Grow: A workshop on how to respect ecosystem and cultural values, ensure food security, and build water-resilient communities  On November 29, at the Capri Hotel in Kelowna, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia and the Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia (IIABC) will co-host the 4th in their “Annual Year-End Water […]

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LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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Webinar: Integrated Land Use

Check out this upcoming webinar offered by the Security & Sustainability Forum: Integrated Land Use: What Do Individuals and Societies Need From Landscapes?  June 2nd, 2016 1:15- 2:45 pm The ongoing extensification of agriculture is leading to historically unprecedented tradeoffs between food production and other ecosystem services such as biodiversity, non-timber forest products, landscapes aesthetics, […]

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Climate Nexus Webinar: Slides and Summary Online

ACT’s two most senior advisers, Bob Sandford and Jon O’Riordan, recently presented a POLIS webinar. In this webinar, the speakers shared insights from their recent publication “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy & Biodiversity in a Changing World.” The presentation highlighted how changing hydro-climate systems are creating a crisis for the Nexus elements, and discussed the range of transformative […]

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