Tag: "policy"

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Deborah Harford discusses the importance of research on CJSF Radio

Deborah Harford discusses the importance of research on CJSF Radio

Deborah Harford spoke with Frieda Werden of SFU Ideas and Issues on CJSF Spoken Word Radio, July 5, 2012. The conversation addressed the scientists protesting in Ottawa who staged a mock funeral procession to protest Conservative government policies they claim are causing the ‘death of evidence’. Deborah focused on the importance of research as a […]

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Global News reports on Vancouver's new adaptation plan

Global News reports on Vancouver’s new adaptation plan

The city of Vancouver has commissioned a study on how to prepare for the impact of dramatic climate change. Vancouver City Manager Sadhu Johnstone and Deputy Mayor Andrea Reimer talk with Global News about Vancouver’s new adaptation plan, to be presented to City Council on Tuesday July 24, 2012. ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford, and […]

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Building Resilience in Practice from AdaptNet

Building Resilience in Practice from AdaptNet

Climate Change Adaptation Network (AdaptNet) has released several new publications through their listserve, one of which is Building Resilience in Practice. This briefing paper provides six case studies (Peru, Bangladesh, Sudan, Nepal and Kenya) of building resilience into development programmes. It offers a variety of entry points (disaster risk reduction, food security, natural resource management) […]

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How Well are we Communicating Climate Change these Days?

How Well are we Communicating Climate Change these Days?

by Tim Shah Over the course of my internship with ACT, I learned about hundreds of communities around the world doing great work on climate mitigation and adaptation. These communities were quite diverse — from population size and demographics to geography and climate challenges — and many were using a range of policy tools to […]

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TulipTV to broadcast seminar on Flood Management and Mitigation

TulipTV to broadcast seminar on Flood Management and Mitigation

On May 18th, 2012 the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver and Emergency Management BC organized a Dutch-Canadian seminar about flood management and mitigation. This seminar, organized at the UBC Boathouse along Richmond’s River Road was a great success with more than 90 participants. With partners DHV/Delcan and supported by the city of Richmond […]

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Reality Check: The State of Climate Progress in Canada

Reality Check: The State of Climate Progress in Canada

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRT) is pleased to present Reality Check: The State of Climate Progress in Canada. This report was undertaken at the request of the federal Minister of the Environment to inform the government’s regulatory approach to reducing emissions. This report concludes that despite making progress in […]

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Facing the Challenge: Mapping Floodplains

Facing the Challenge: Mapping Floodplains

In a recent post, UCLA Professor Matthew E. Kahn discusses the release of a series of flood maps in Norfolk, VA. The maps, which can be found in the flood awareness section of the City’s website, are intended to provide citizens with information about how projected flooding will impact them. The site even includes a […]

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Join Thomas White for "Recent Progress Implementing B.C.'s Adaptation Strategy"

Join Thomas White for “Recent Progress Implementing B.C.’s Adaptation Strategy”

Another great webinar from The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CoP) On Tuesday June 26, 2012 from 1-2 pm EDT, Thomas White, Manager of Science and Adaptation with the Climate Action Secretariat in the B.C. Ministry of Environment, will give a webinar on “Recent Progress Implementing B.C.’s Adaptation Strategy“. Joining the webinar is easy! […]

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