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Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Climate change impacts such as flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase in BC over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. As well, species are struggling to adapt to changing weather patterns and climate extremes combined with […]

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ACT moves to a new home in the SFU Faculty of Environment's Pacific Water Research Centre

ACT moves to a new home in the SFU Faculty of Environment’s Pacific Water Research Centre

ACT is excited to announce a new partnership with SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre (PWRC) based at the Faculty of Environment. Please see the press release below for details: {Click here for SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre Statement} SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre beefs up with Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) 07 February 2017 SFU’s Pacific Water […]

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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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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 Mackenzie Basin: Why it Matters to Canada and the World from Dr. Lance Lesack

The Mackenzie Basin: Why it Matters to Canada and the World from Dr. Lance Lesack

On September 5, 2012, Dr. Lance Lesack presented “The Mackenzie Basin: Why it Matters to Canada and the World” to delegates of the Rosenberg Forum, held in Vancouver, BC and co-hosted by ACT. Dr Lesack’s presentation can be watched in the video here, and his presentation slides with key references supporting the presentation information are […]

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The Great Lakes Region, Global Health, and Livable Cities Forum from CoP

The Great Lakes Region, Global Health, and Livable Cities Forum from CoP

The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CoP) has released the following great resources: The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region On September 18th, 2012, Rachel Gregg, lead scientist at EcoAdapt and CAKE content editor, presented a webinar titled “The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region”.  This […]

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AdaptNet reports: Global Health, Indigenous Knowledge, and Sustainability Model

AdaptNet reports: Global Health, Indigenous Knowledge, and Sustainability Model

The September 25 newsletter from AdaptNet the Climate Change and Adaptation Report contains the following publications that we’re finding valuable: Links between Global Health and Adaptation The paper outlines the relevance of climate change adaptation to global health. It highlights the importance of linking the social determinants of health and sustainable development agendas with climate […]

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Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar

Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar

The first webinar in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project’s 2012/2013 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register via communications@polisproject.org. For more information visit the POLIS website. Thursday, October 4th 2012 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT) Just as water produces energy, energy provides water services—this relationship is known as […]

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