Population Displacement

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October 23: The Invisible City Film Screening

October 23: The Invisible City Film Screening

Millions of refugees are struggling to find a place to call home. Climate change will intensify this crisis as more and more people leave their homes to find habitable conditions or become displaced due to extreme weather. Join Simon Fraser University for a film screening of The Invisible City [Kakuma]. This film documents life in the Kakuma refugee camp […]

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Sea Level Rise and Forced Migration: The Challenges for Climate Refugees

Sea Level Rise and Forced Migration: The Challenges for Climate Refugees

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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150 Years and Beyond: The Impact of Diaspora Communities on Canada

150 Years and Beyond: The Impact of Diaspora Communities on Canada

Join Cuso International and SFU International for a panel discussion and dialogue on the role of diaspora in politics, business and society. Canada prides itself on its diversity, contrasting its mosaic approach to the integration of immigrants with the American melting pot. But are newcomer communities successfully integrating into Canadian society? What impacts have diaspora […]

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Upcoming Conference: Resilience 2017

Upcoming Conference: Resilience 2017

Check out the below information on Resilience 2017, the Conference Board of Canada’s upcoming conference on preparing for hazards: Natural disasters are on the rise. Are we prepared? As human infrastructure continues to grow and spread, so too do the risks posed by natural hazards including wildfires, flooding, extreme weather, and temperature fluctuations. And as […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

In collaboration with ACT, Ideaspace, and West Coast Environmental Law, the City of Surrey hosted a series of three community meetings in the summer of 2016 in the Crescent Beach community to talk about the challenges we face from a changing climate and consider how to adapt to be ready for the future. These meetings provided insightful […]

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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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The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

Sixth in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. Imagine an entire nation, deciding on a date to emigrate en masse for their very survival. Now imagine that date is rapidly approaching. The timeline for mass exodus from the island nation of Kiribati is 2020 […]

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