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    (September 10) Report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience

    (September 10) Report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience

    A report entitled Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience released today by the Global Commission on Adaptation begins the ‘year-of-action’. This report calls for a revolution in understanding, planning, and finance to make climate risks visible, and incorporate these risks into all decisions. Further, it calls for political leadership to shake […]

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    (July 22) - Release of Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia

    (July 22) – Release of Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia

    On July 22, 2019 the Government of BC released a Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia to help better understand climate-related risks in BC and develop appropriate measures to these risks. This is the first provincial-scale climate risk assessment in Canada, and the first phase of an initiative to better understand climate related risks […]

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    (July 23) Listen to ACT's ED Deborah Harford in a live podcast

    (July 23) Listen to ACT’s ED Deborah Harford in a live podcast

    On July 23, 2019, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford spoke with West Coast Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology. In the podcast, Harford gives listeners the background on the organization she co-founded (ACT), and explains how studying humans and animals is extremely important for adaptation. A self-coined “science translator”, Harford is adept at turning science […]

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    (July 4) CBC News Coverage of CCA Climate Risks for Canada Report

    (July 4) CBC News Coverage of CCA Climate Risks for Canada Report

    “We can predict and project the climate change impacts that are coming down the line for our regions in Canada,” said Deborah Harford, a member of the expert panel, “and because we know that, we can think strategically about how to reduce damage and respond proactively.” – CBC News In a conversation with CBC News, […]

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    (September 5) Speakers announced for upcoming Livable Cities Forum

    (September 5) Speakers announced for upcoming Livable Cities Forum

    The Livable Cities Forum is less than 2 months away, and we are thrilled to share some of our speakers with you. The program brings together a diverse group of panelists, workshop hosts, and speakers from across North America. They will share stories, innovative ideas, and lessons learned on the conference themes and engage in thoughtful, […]

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    (September 26) Innovation: Re-thinking Green Infrastructure Talk

    (September 26) Innovation: Re-thinking Green Infrastructure Talk

    On September 26, at 7:00pm join ACT downtown to discuss innovation in green infrastructure. This is the fourth talk in the To Catch a Falling Sky Series hosted by SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre and Science World. The talk will be an exploration of urban innovation using green infrastructure and features notable speakers Melina Scholefield (Manager […]

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    (October 10) Webinar: How Cities are Paying for Climate Resilience

    (October 10) Webinar: How Cities are Paying for Climate Resilience

    On October 10, 2019 from 1:15 – 2:45 PM (EDT) join professionals and city leaders, authors of the recent report: Playbook 1.0: How Cities are Paying for Climate Resilience to explore strategies that reflect leading edge climate financing practices and discuss what these mean for other cities and the evolution of climate-resilience finance. This webinar will […]

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    (September 11/19) Webinar Series: Thriving in the Transition to a New Carbon Economy

    (September 11/19) Webinar Series: Thriving in the Transition to a New Carbon Economy

    This webinar series aims to propel the transition to a new carbon economy forward, one in which we are not focused on the past, but transitioning into a future that is beneficial for all. The new economy shifts away from a history of extraction and degradation, towards a future where we harness our lands to […]

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    (September 5) Webinar: A Conversation with Hazel Henderson about Science Based Investing

    (September 5) Webinar: A Conversation with Hazel Henderson about Science Based Investing

    A recent study published in Nature Sustainability puts the value of the Amazon Rainforest at $8.6 billion annually –a number that only counts the direct economic impact on Brazil’s economy; not the multitude of ecosystem services that are provided by the Amazon. Hazel Henderson is one of the first economists who realized that GDP was […]

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    (September 9) Webinar: Killer Heat in the United States

    (September 9) Webinar: Killer Heat in the United States

    July 2019 was the hottest month on record. A recent report entitled Killer Heat in the United States: The Future of Dangerously Hot Days  shows the rapid, widespread increases in heat expected to spread across the country. The analysis in the report finds that the intensity of the coming heat depends heavily on how quickly we act […]

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    (August 22) - ACT Hiring Post Doctoral Fellow

    (August 22) – ACT Hiring Post Doctoral Fellow

    The ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team) in the Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University (SFU), is offering a post-doctoral opportunity that will support research on the empirical investigation of planning and implementing low carbon resilience (LCR) in diverse BC communities, contributing to the shift from theory about integrated climate responses to evaluating integration in […]

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    (August 22) - Volunteers needed for Livable Cities Forum, Victoria, BC

    (August 22) – Volunteers needed for Livable Cities Forum, Victoria, BC

    We are looking for volunteers to help us with registration, set-up, and breakout sessions throughout the course of this year’s Livable Cities Forum. The forum will be held between October 28-30th in Victoria, BC. If you are interested, click here to apply online. Volunteers are able to attend a half-day of the conference on the […]

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