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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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    (Nov 29) ACT's Executive Director Deborah Harford on CBC The Early Edition

    (Nov 29) ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford on CBC The Early Edition

    Is it too late? What we need to do about climate change today (CBC News) ACT’s Executive Deborah Harford was quoted in this recent CBC News article describing that “in the 21st century, all policy, planning, and decision-making, whether political or personal, has to be made through a low-carbon resilience lens that’s designed to reduce emissions […]

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    (May 21-24) PIMS Workshop on Mathematical Sciences and Clean Energy Applications

    (May 21-24) PIMS Workshop on Mathematical Sciences and Clean Energy Applications

    The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is hosting a four day workshop on mathematical sciences and clean energy applications. The workshop will include: first-hand accounts of mathematical scientists working in clean energy projects, kind and gentle introductions to clean energy systems and mathematical tools, graduate student presentations, and panel discussions on topics such as challenges […]

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    (Feb 19-21 2020) Adaptation Canada 2020: Raising Our Game on Resilience

    (Feb 19-21 2020) Adaptation Canada 2020: Raising Our Game on Resilience

            Canada’s national conference on climate change adaptation is coming to the West Coast! ADAPTATION CANADA 2020 (February 19-21, 2020) will bring to Vancouver experts and leaders from diverse sectors, regions and jurisdictions to work on one of the most urgent issues of our time — how to build climate change resilience […]

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    (Jan 10) Climate Futures Series: The Science, Impacts and Solutions to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees

    (Jan 10) Climate Futures Series: The Science, Impacts and Solutions to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees

    Which path to halting climate change? On January 10th The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Climate Futures Initiative and SFU’s Faculty of Environment are hosting the Solutions talk of the Climate Futures Series: The SCIENCE, IMPACTS and SOLUTIONS to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees. This talk will explore how the limited amount of carbon dioxide that we […]

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    (Dec 10) COP 24 Update

    (Dec 10) COP 24 Update

    Just a week after the naturalist Sir David Attenborough spoke passionately from the “People’s Seat” in Katowice, Poland at COP 24, the United States government officials are defending the fossil fuel industry. While addressing the climate change conference from the “Peoples Seat,” which represents the link between the public and policy makers, Sir David said: […]

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    (Dec 5) CleanBC- our pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future

    (Dec 5) CleanBC- our pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future

              On December 5, 2018, the B.C. government released Clean BC – our pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future. It builds on recent announcements, such as mandating 100% of new cars to be zero-emission vehicles by 2040; providing rebates for efficiency upgrades including insulation and heat pumps; signing […]

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    (Dec 12/14) Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform Webinars

    (Dec 12/14) Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform Webinars

    Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform has two upcoming webinars we are pleased to share: 1. Introducing the Canadian Centre for Climate Services: Climate data, resources and support for adaptation planning December 12, 2018; 1:00 –2:00 PM ET Registration The Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) is the Government of Canada’s authoritative source for climate data […]

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    (Dec 3) Forty leading climate scientists and experts call for stronger B.C. climate targets

    (Dec 3) Forty leading climate scientists and experts call for stronger B.C. climate targets

    On December 3rd, in advance of the release of the B.C. government’s climate plan (December 5th), forty leading climate scientists and experts wrote a letter asking the province to strengthen climate targets, introduce a binding climate test for energy projects and end subsidies for fracked LNG as part of its climate strategy. The scientists include Dr. […]

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    (Dec 4) Applying the Climate Lens Resilience Assessment in a BC Context Webinar

    (Dec 4) Applying the Climate Lens Resilience Assessment in a BC Context Webinar

    December 4th (10:00am to 11:00am PST) The Federal Government recently introduced a Climate Lens assessment for those seeking funding for new major public infrastructure projects. Listen to François Levesque of Infrastructure Canada and Dirk Nyland of the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure delve into the resilience assessment component of the Climate Lens. This webinar […]

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