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Deborah Harford speaks to Vancouver Sun about rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver

Deborah Harford speaks to Vancouver Sun about rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver

Rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver putting landmarks at risk Granville Island and False Creek at high risk for negative effects of higher water levels By KELLY SINOSKI, published in the Vancouver Sun August 4, 2012 Vancouver is at risk of losing landmark communities like Granville Island and False Creek unless the city starts taking […]

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Coastal Cities at Risk: How will they adapt to converging climate change impacts?

Coastal Cities at Risk: How will they adapt to converging climate change impacts?

Low-lying coastal mega-cities, many built on river deltas, are growing rapidly in terms of population and infrastructure asset value and play a pivotal role in the global economy. Global seaborne trade has more than doubled in the past 30 years and, as Hurricane Katrina demonstrated, the effect of a major storm on a port city […]

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Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) launches new project website

Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) launches new project website

ACT is a Canadian partner organization in the 5-year, “Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR): Building Adaptive Capacity for Managing Climate Change in Coastal Megacities” program funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) together with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social […]

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ACT hosts Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference

ACT hosts Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference

ACT’s Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference was held March 7-9, 2012 in Vancouver at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The proceedings were chaired by Dr. Gordon McBean, UWO, Principal Investigator for the Tri-Council funded Coastal Cities at Risk project, which twins Metro Vancouver with Manila, Bangkok and Lagos, and hosted […]

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Rising seas, storm surges due to climate change await Lower Mainland

Rising seas, storm surges due to climate change await Lower Mainland

The Georgia Straight By Matthew Burrows, March 8, 2012 Delta, Richmond, and “about one-third of Surrey” are “implicated” in the sea-level rise and extreme storm surges due in the region as a result of climate change, according to Deborah Harford. However, the executive director of SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team told the Straight, “I […]

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Join ACT for Climate Change: Coastal Impacts for Major Cities

Join ACT for Climate Change: Coastal Impacts for Major Cities

Climate Change: Coastal Impacts for Major Cities March 8th, 7-9 pm Segal Room #420, SFU Vancouver (515 West Hastings St.) Free to the public Coastal cities such as Vancouver are in jeopardy due to rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change. ACT brings together a group of top Canadian experts for a town […]

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Popular Chinese Daily Calls on SFU Expert to Explain Canada’s Climate Change About-Face

Popular Chinese Daily Calls on SFU Expert to Explain Canada’s Climate Change About-Face

When China’s Global Times wanted to know why Canada “shocked the world” by refusing to honour its Kyoto Accord commitment to cut greenhouse gas emission below 1990 levels, they went to SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team’s (ACT) executive director Deborah Harford here in Vancouver. The Times is published under the People’s Daily Group, focuses […]

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Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action

Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action

Press Release (PDF Download) RELEASED – 4 December 2011, at 20h00, SAST DURBAN/South Africa – History was made today as 114 mayors and other elected local leaders representing over 950 local governments from around the world, came together in the signing of the Durban Adaptation Charter, a political commitment to strengthen local resilience to climate […]

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