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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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Study Released by PICS and Fraser Basin Council

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and the Fraser Basin Council released a new report titled Integrated Community Sustainability Planning: Implications for Rural BC. The report investigates the application of integrated community sustainability planning (ICSP) by regional districts and small municipalities in rural areas of the province. It also examines key sustainability issues faced by […]

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PCIC News: UVic Centre Opens Portal to BC Weather Data

PCIC News: UVic Centre Opens Portal to BC Weather Data

Detailed information on British Columbia weather—past and present—is now just a mouse click away, thanks to a new data portal launched today by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) at the University of Victoria. The PCIC Data Portal gives the public access to weather observations from more than 6,000 locations around the province, including records […]

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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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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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Interactive modules on the impacts of climate change from The COMET Program

Interactive modules on the impacts of climate change from The COMET Program

The COMET Program is pleased to announce the publication of three short modules relating to the impacts of climate change: “Climate Change and Regional Impacts“: An overview of the different effects climate change has produced in different regions of the United States. In addition, the module presents information on how climate scientists use specialized models […]

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