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(Mar 29) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative Workshop 1: Summary Report

(Mar 29) Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative Workshop 1: Summary Report

On January 10, 2019, ACT SFU’s Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative (ICABCCI) kicked off with an inaugural workshop that brought together 12 BC communities representing urban and rural areas, large and small municipalities, First Nations, and regional districts, all at different stages of adaptation and mitigation planning and implementation. This is the first stage in […]

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(Mar 26) Mozambique isn't alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world- The Washington Post

(Mar 26) Mozambique isn’t alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world- The Washington Post

“The push for progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions must be pursued with unshakable resolve, but it must be accompanied by an equally strong push for investment in resilient infrastructure in the poorest places on Earth, where adaptation to climate change is now a matter of life or death.” – Mami Mizutori, Head of the […]

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(Mar 26) Climate change is a security threat. We must act now- The World Economic Forum

(Mar 26) Climate change is a security threat. We must act now- The World Economic Forum

For the third year in a row the Word Economic Forum has identified extreme weather events and the failure to meet climate change mitigation and adaptation targets as the greatest threats to business and industry. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, is known for drawing attention to the need for climate action strategies that […]

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(Mar 28) Eco-Cultural Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

(Mar 28) Eco-Cultural Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

Tsleil-Waututh are the People of the Inlet and have used, occupied and governed the lands and waters of Burrard Inlet and surrounding watersheds since time out of mind. The lands, waters, and abundant resources of their territory have sustained Tsleil-Waututh for many generations. Tsleil-Waututh have noticed the complex and far-reaching impacts of climate change in […]

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(Mar 21) The Role of Complex Modeling in Climate Science: Research Seminar

(Mar 21) The Role of Complex Modeling in Climate Science: Research Seminar

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and SFU’s Department of Geography will be hosting a research seminar on March 21st from 2:30pm-4:00pm PDT titled The role of complex modeling in climate science.  Description: When climate models first emerged some 40 years ago, it was unclear whether anything useful could be obtained from the necessarily crude representations […]

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(Mar 19) Incorporation of Climate Considerations: Transportation Infrastructure Design

(Mar 19) Incorporation of Climate Considerations: Transportation Infrastructure Design

Transport Canada hosts a webinar series entitled Transportation: Adapting to the Changing Climate. The objective is to build knowledge and capacity both within the department and the broader Canadian transportation sector on the impacts of a changing climate and adaptation solutions. The next webinar in the series is titled Incorporation of Climate Considerations: Transportation Infrastructure Design.  […]

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Vancouver's Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam

Vancouver’s Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam

We are proud to share Vancouver’s Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam report written by ACT intern Ronja Sorenson in collaboration with Vancouver’s Green Infrastructure Team. This report investigates how far Vancouver has come in its efforts to update its water management methods. It uses indicators associated with an Australian approach to defining a “Water […]

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(Mar 12) SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring and Information- Adapting to Climate Change Webinar

(Mar 12) SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring and Information- Adapting to Climate Change Webinar

Transport Canada hosts a webinar series entitled Transportation: Adapting to the Changing Climate. The objective is to build knowledge and capacity both within the department and the broader Canadian transportation sector on the impacts of a changing climate and adaptation solutions. The next webinar, entitled SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring & Information – Adapting to Climate Change, […]

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