Tag: "CCaR"

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Deborah Harford to Speak at Academia Sinica in Taipei

Deborah Harford to Speak at Academia Sinica in Taipei

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will be speaking at the Advanced Institute on Data for Coastal Cities at Risk in Taipei on Monday, October 22nd.  The conference, hosted by the Academia Sinica, will take place over 6 days and feature a series of speakers presenting on a range of adaptation issues specific to coastal cities.  […]

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CCaR and Social Vulnerability: What is it about and Why is it important?

CCaR and Social Vulnerability: What is it about and Why is it important?

According to a 2008 OECD report by Nicholls et al. (PDF) that ranks global cities in terms of exposure to risks of climate change, Vancouver is rated 15th for vulnerable assets, with USD $55 billion at risk; and 32nd for population at risk, with 320,000 people exposed. Many municipalities in Metro Vancouver are both coastal […]

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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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Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver: A Review of Literature for Historical Sea Level Flooding and Projected Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver

Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver: A Review of Literature for Historical Sea Level Flooding and Projected Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver

A new report, Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver: A Review of Literature for Historical Sea Level Flooding and Projected Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver, has been prepared by Patrick Forseth for The Adaptation to Climate Change Team in support of Session # 6 – Adaptation to Sea Level Rise. Download the […]

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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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Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels

Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels

Researchers Warn that Metro Vancouver Is Threatened by Rising Sea Levels, Storm Surges and Flash Floods Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels  Vancouver, B.C.  – March 6, 2012 – Coastal cities such as Vancouver are in jeopardy due to rising sea levels compounded by […]

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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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