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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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Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford, is a member of the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, launched by Environment and Climate Change Canada in August 2017 to advise the Government of Canada on measuring overall progress on adaptation and climate resilience.  The Panel was asked to recommend a suite of indicators to measure progress on adaptation and climate […]

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Professionals' Best Practices for Low Carbon Resilience

Professionals’ Best Practices for Low Carbon Resilience

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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Adaptation Primers: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

Adaptation Primers: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

ACT would like to draw your attention to the recently published Adaptation Primers published by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. These primers have recently been made available to the public and provide basic yet insightful  information on the “most complex challenge facing decision-makers in the first half of the 21st century.” The Primers are […]

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Barriers and Drivers of Planning for Climate Change Adaptation across Three Levels of Government in Canada

Barriers and Drivers of Planning for Climate Change Adaptation across Three Levels of Government in Canada

We are pleased to announce the recent publication in the Planning Theory and Practice Journal titled Barriers and Drivers of Planning for Climate Change Adaptation across Three Levels of Government in Canada. The Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford contributed to this publication in partnership with the Coastal Cities at Risk Research Network (CCRRN) which ran from 2012-2016. The […]

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(June 26) Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

(June 26) Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

The Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience released on June 26th the report titled Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada. The Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford is a member of the Expert Panel and we would like to draw your attention to the conclusions. This report is a product of […]

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(July 12 & 13) Blue Carbon Forum

(July 12 & 13) Blue Carbon Forum

The City of Vancouver and the City of Yokohama warmly invites you to the Blue Carbon Forum in Surrey & Vancouver July 12 & 13. Over one and a half days this forum will bring together academia, government and non-governmental organizations to foster relationships, share local knowledge, and create opportunities to support blue carbon research […]

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(June 13) Sustainability of the Future and the Future  of Sustainability

(June 13) Sustainability of the Future and the Future of Sustainability

Join SFU International on June 13 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)  in a discussion with SFU’s Honorary Degree Recipient, Ashok Khosla on the pathways for promoting sustainable futures in India and elsewhere. Dr. Ashok Khosla, an internationally renowned pioneer in environmental sustainability, develops conceptual frameworks and global systems for promoting a sustainable future that has had profound impacts […]

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