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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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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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New Report: Climate Change and Cities

New Report: Climate Change and Cities

The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) has finalized its Second Assessment Report on climate change and cities, and now presents its Summary Report for City Leaders. Read it here! This report summarizes the conclusions of the second assessment report, which includes the latest scientific research on climate change and cities. Mitigation and adaptation climate […]

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Sea Level Rise - The Big Picture

Sea Level Rise – The Big Picture

ACT, along with local partners, is excited to offer the following free public discussion series: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise  Regions around the world are experiencing climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, wildfires, and heat waves, while planning for the long-term effects of sea level rise and coastal storms. These stressors […]

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Call for Funding Requests - Infectious Diseases and Climate Change Fund

Call for Funding Requests – Infectious Diseases and Climate Change Fund

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is currently accepting proposals through its Infectious Disease and Climate Change program. PHAC is currently accepting funding requests from interested applicants to address the impact of climate change on human health by building and increasing access to infectious disease-based evidence, education and awareness. The focus will be on […]

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New Paper: Ocean Acidification in Canada's Coastal Waters

New Paper: Ocean Acidification in Canada’s Coastal Waters

Check out this new paper from the Canadian Climate Forum: While the freeze and thaw of late winter was underway, a team of ocean experts was hard at work on the Canadian Climate Forum’s Issue Paper #6, Spring 2017: Ocean Acidification in Canada’s Coastal Waters Climate Change, Processes and Impacts This comprehensive Issue Paper provides […]

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Seminar: Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Adaptation

Seminar: Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Adaptation

Wednesday, April 19 10:00 – 11:00 am SFU Blusson Hall 10800, Burnaby Campus No pre-registration needed. Exposure to extreme heat is a recognized threat to public health. In the United States, more people die of heat-related causes each year than of all other natural disasters combined. Furthermore, periods of extreme heat are expected to become […]

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ACT’s Edward Nichol on Roundhouse Radio

                  ACT Senior Researcher Edward Nichol was recently a guest on Roundhouse Radio, along with other SFU climate change experts, to discuss how SFU is responding to emerging challenges as a result of climate change. Challenges include global health concerns, implications for trade and the economy, and […]

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