Tag: "policy"

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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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"Telling the Weather Story" report from Insurance Bureau of Canada authored by Dr. Gordon McBean

“Telling the Weather Story” report from Insurance Bureau of Canada authored by Dr. Gordon McBean

A major report titled Telling the Weather Story: Can Canada Manage the Storms Ahead? Has been released by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). The report was prepared by Gordon McBean (author of ACT’s Extreme Weather Events Report), Paul Kovacs, Jim Bruce, Dan Sandink; and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) team building on […]

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Navigating our Water Future: Lessons from Australia and Europe

Navigating our Water Future: Lessons from Australia and Europe

SAVE THE DATE! A Public Lecture & Discussion Hosted by the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria WHEN: Monday June 18th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: University of Victoria, Hickman Building, Room 105 You are invited to a public lecture by internationally renowned water experts Professor Lee Godden (University of […]

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BlackOutSpeakOut

BlackOutSpeakOut

Our land, water and climate are all threatened by the latest federal budget. Proposed changes in the budget bill will weaken environmental laws and silence the voices of those who seek to defend them. Silence is not an option. Speak out today in defence of two core Canadian values: Nature and Democracy.

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Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

ACT’s recent release of the Climate Change Adaptation & Water Governance report was followed by a 16-city cross-Canada tour last October and November conducted by ACT water policy author Bob Sandford, co-chair of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) and one of Canada’s foremost water experts. Over a two-month period, Sandford talked to hundreds […]

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POLIS Webinar - Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future

POLIS Webinar – Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future

POLIS invites you to join the Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future webinar. Full details are available online. Tuesday, May 29th 2012 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT) This is the fifth, and final, webinar in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project’s 2011/2012 Creating a Blue Dialogue […]

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City of Castlegar invitation to Extreme Weather and Infrastructure: How resilient is your community?

City of Castlegar invitation to Extreme Weather and Infrastructure: How resilient is your community?

The City of Castlegar invites you to Extreme Weather and Infrastructure: How resilient is your community?, June 13 – 14, 2012. This two-day workshop is for Local Government Staff and elected officials, especially operations & public works managers, planners & engineers Register NOW to reserve your place! Download a copy of the draft agenda (PDF). The workshop will […]

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PROVIA Adaptation Conference schedule for 2012

PROVIA Adaptation Conference schedule for 2012

The Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) is a global initiative which aims to provide direction and coherence at the international level for research on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. They have announced a compelling roster of events thorough 2012. Further details can be found on the PROVIA website. 18 March […]

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