Population Displacement

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(May 28) Building climate resilience in the Okanagan: A homeowners resource guide

(May 28) Building climate resilience in the Okanagan: A homeowners resource guide

The availability of water in the Okanagan valley is snowpack-dependent and a changing climate is resulting in greater extremes in weather and the availability of water. Extended periods of drought and flooding are expected to occur more frequently in this region. Responding to this ‘new reality’, the South Okanagan Real Estate Board in partnership with 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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(Feb 20) We need a fresh approach to climate change migration. This is why

(Feb 20) We need a fresh approach to climate change migration. This is why

A fresh approach to “climate change migration” requires including the voices of those whose lives and homes are in the greatest danger. Global migration planning and policies must start with community-based, participatory research that can better prepare communities for both sudden and slow onset natural disasters associated with a changing climate. Carol Farbotko, a Human […]

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(Aug 1st) AGU Climate Solutions Conferences Proposals

(Aug 1st) AGU Climate Solutions Conferences Proposals

        Call for Climate Educators submissions and collaborations for AGU fall meeting 2018 and Climate Solutions Conference 2019 fall meeting abstract deadline is August 1, 2018. The world wants climate solutions. Beginning in spring 2019, the AGU Climate Solutions Conferences will build pathways and partnerships for communities to discover, define, investigate, and […]

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The Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

The Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

We are proud to announce the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford will be a member of The Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks, directed by the Council of Canadian Academies. The Treasury Board Secretariat has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to examine the top climate change risks facing both Canada and the […]

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(Oct 15-21) Global Climate Change Week

(Oct 15-21) Global Climate Change Week

        Global Climate Change Week will be taking place this from October 15th to 21st. Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action […]

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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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Professionals' Best Practices for Low Carbon Resilience: Phase 1

Professionals’ Best Practices for Low Carbon Resilience: Phase 1

In the spring of 2018, ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) at SFU hosted a series of three meetings with professionals and professional associations (provincial and national) to engage participants in discussion about the role of professionals and associations in championing and advancing Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) approaches. The objectives of these sessions were […]

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