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    Vancouver's Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam

    Vancouver’s Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam

    We are proud to share Vancouver’s Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam report written by ACT intern Ronja Sorenson in collaboration with Vancouver’s Green Infrastructure Team. This report investigates how far Vancouver has come in its efforts to update its water management methods. It uses indicators associated with an Australian approach to defining a “Water […]

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    Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals - Final Report

    Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals – Final Report

    ACT is excited to announce the release of the final report and deliverables for our year-long project exploring low carbon resilience (LCR) best practices for professionals. We also present a joint statement signed by the following national professional associations and endorsed by national municipal climate resources provider, ICLEI Canada, in support of advancing LCR in and across their […]

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    National Professional Associations Support Integrated Climate Action

    National Professional Associations Support Integrated Climate Action

    JOINT STATEMENT FROM CANADA’S NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: ADVANCING INTEGRATED CLIMATE ACTION October 29th, 2018 PREAMBLE The recently released IPCC SR1.5 report is unequivocal: we are beginning to experience the impacts of climate change, and it will take “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to keep global warming below the crucial […]

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    (Dec 13) ACT's Executive Director, Deborah Harford on CBC's The Current

    (Dec 13) ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford on CBC’s The Current

    On December 13th, the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford was invited to speak with CBC’s The Current about challenges our society faces in the special edition 11 Years: A Blueprint For Climate Action. Deborah spoke to the need for an immediate focus on solutions, benefits and opportunities. For the full episode see here.

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    (Mar 12) SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring and Information- Adapting to Climate Change Webinar

    (Mar 12) SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring and Information- Adapting to Climate Change Webinar

    Transport Canada hosts a webinar series entitled Transportation: Adapting to the Changing Climate. The objective is to build knowledge and capacity both within the department and the broader Canadian transportation sector on the impacts of a changing climate and adaptation solutions. The next webinar, entitled SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring & Information – Adapting to Climate Change, […]

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    (Jan 23-24 2020) Call for Papers: 2nd Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    (Jan 23-24 2020) Call for Papers: 2nd Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    Call for Papers: 2nd Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa Nairobi, Kenya 23rd-24th January 2020 The 2nd SYMPOSIUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AFRICA  is being organized by the University of Nairobi (Kenya), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” of the Hamburg University of Applied […]

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    (Mar 13,25,27) CleanBC Telephone Town Halls

    (Mar 13,25,27) CleanBC Telephone Town Halls

    CleanBC will be hosting a series of Telephone Town Halls throughout March. They are looking to speak directly with up to 400,000 British Columbians on how the plan can work for them to make life more affordable and comfortable while cutting carbon pollution. There are four Telephone Town Halls, each focusing on a specific region […]

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    (Feb 20) We need a fresh approach to climate change migration. This is why

    (Feb 20) We need a fresh approach to climate change migration. This is why

    A fresh approach to “climate change migration” requires including the voices of those whose lives and homes are in the greatest danger. Global migration planning and policies must start with community-based, participatory research that can better prepare communities for both sudden and slow onset natural disasters associated with a changing climate. Carol Farbotko, a Human […]

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    (Apr 26) 2019 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship Application

    (Apr 26) 2019 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship Application

    For graduate students in British Columbia, Washington State, or Oregon, the Bullitt Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship. The Foundation awards this two-year, $100,000 Fellowship annually to one graduate student who has overcome adversity, demonstrates strong leadership potential, and is focused on work to safeguard the natural environment by promoting […]

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    (Mar 9) Beyond Climate Film Screening

    (Mar 9) Beyond Climate Film Screening

    Join David Suzuki and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) for a special screening and discussion of Ian Mauro’s latest film, Beyond Climate, during the University of Victoria Ideafest. Beyond Climate invites viewers to explore the climate impacts facing the places and people of British Columbia. After the screening, engage with panelists Suzuki, Mauro, […]

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    (Mar 7) To Catch a Falling Sky: Sustainable First Nations' Futures

    (Mar 7) To Catch a Falling Sky: Sustainable First Nations’ Futures

    To Catch and Falling Sky is a series of public dialogues, hosted by SFU Faculty of Environment, Pacific Water Research Centre, and Science World British Columbia. The second talk of the series, March 7th (6pm-9pm), will focus on sustainable First Nations futures. The discussion will be moderated by Emilee Gilpin (Metis and National Observer journalist), […]

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    (Mar 13) Communicating Climate Solutions and Measuring Progress Workshop

    (Mar 13) Communicating Climate Solutions and Measuring Progress Workshop

    On March 13th, join ICLEI Canada, Renewable Cities, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for a free workshop focusing on communicating, implementing and measuring climate action. This workshop is intended for municipal staff, elected officials, public servants, academics, utilities, and NGOs. The workshop is divided into two parts (participation in both is not necessary): Part […]

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