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Free Event: Engaging Citizens on Climate Change with Powerful Digital Media

Join the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) for a free event in Vancouver: Cool Tools for a Warming World: Engaging Citizens on Climate Change with Powerful Digital Media Thursday, October 13th 7:00 – 8:30 pm HSBC Hall, Room C680, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St This […]

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Canadian Climate Forum: Syposium 2016

Canadian Climate Forum: Syposium 2016

The Canadian Climate Forum’s 2016 Symposium will be held October 20-21 in Ottawa. ACT Executive Director Deb Harford is is on the Advisory Board of the CCF, and this Symposium promises to be an informative and exciting opportunity! Check out the information below, and click here to register.

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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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Global Learning Forum 2017: May 17-19 2017 in Vancouver

Global Learning Forum 2017: May 17-19 2017 in Vancouver

Join city, private sector, civil society leaders, and other leaders for Global Learning Forum 2017, a chance to advance the movement for 100% renewable energy in cities. Global Learning Forum 2017 May 17-19 2017 Vancouver, BC 400 leaders from 70 cities Save the date for this important event! Click here for more information. 

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Mobilizing for a Transition: Interview with Iron & Earth

Mobilizing for a Transition: Interview with Iron & Earth

                  In the midst of ongoing resource extraction projects, growing climate change activism, and debates about jobs versus the environment, what do oil and gas workers think about the climate? In a new article, ACT researcher Halena Seiferling interviewed Lliam Hildebrand, founder of Iron & Earth, a new […]

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Lunch and Learn: Climate Risk to Buildings- Targeting Climate Resilience

Lunch and Learn: Climate Risk to Buildings- Targeting Climate Resilience

The BC Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council is offering this lunch & learn opportunity on April 21st: Climate Risk to Buildings: Targeting Climate Resilience  Thursday April 21st 12:00-1:00 pm 1021 W Hastings St (MNP Tower), 7th Floor, Cordova Room As climate change progresses, using historic climate data and weather patterns as a means […]

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Workshop: Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development

Workshop: Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development

This upcoming Engineers Canada workshop focuses on an important aspect of adaptation: ensuring infrastructure is resilient.     Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development Monday April 11th Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON This full-day workshop will cover background and use of Engineers Canada’s PIEVC tool that systematically assesses risks of current and future climate on public […]

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Global Warming's Terrifying New Chemistry

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

In a new piece in The Nation, Bill McKibben points out a major flaw in our discussions about emissions: we tend to focus on carbon dioxide, and leave out methane. “Because burning natural gas releases significantly less carbon dioxide than burning coal, CO2 emissions have begun to trend slowly downward, allowing politicians to take a bow. But […]

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