ACT Press Releases

May 23, 2012 (full release)
Cross-Canada Tour Reveals National Concern About Water
Canadians are beginning to see their most precious resource threatened by increased demand and climate change. Canadians use more water than almost anyone on earth, a whopping 329 litres a day. We use so much water that in the summer, 50 per cent goes on the lawn or the garden.

March 6, 2012 (full release)
Researchers Warn that Metro Vancouver Is Threatened by Rising Sea Levels, Storm Surges and Flash Floods.
Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Level. Coastal cities such as Vancouver are in jeopardy due to rising sea levels compounded by severe weather driven by climate change, according to leading policy and engineering experts gathering in Vancouver this week to discuss the growing challenges facing coastal communities.

October 4, 2011 (full release)
Report: Guidelines needed to protect water systems – Climate Change Threatens Canada’s Water

Coordinated national and regional water conservation guidelines are required to address the detrimental impact climate change is having on Canada’s water system, according to Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT).

October 3, 2011 (full release)
Report flags Canada’s water system as climate change casualty
A new report co-authored by a member of Simon Fraser University’s Adaption to Climate Change Team (ACT) says climate change is threatening Canada’s water system.

December 8, 2010 (full release)
Report Calls for National Clean Energy Centre
Centre could make Canada a world leader in sustainable energy solutions.

Vancouver, BC – Canada should establish a National Centre for Sustainable Energy Solutions, according to the latest report from ACT, SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team.

November 18, 2009 (full release)
Leading Swiss Scientist Keynotes Clean Energy Seminar at SFU

BC experts to discuss impact of melting glaciers on water supply and energy generation

Vancouver, BC – The Alps are often called the “Water Towers of Europe”, the source of the legendary Danube, Rhine, Po, and Rhone rivers. But temperatures in the Alps are rising at twice the global rate; glaciers are melting; the snowline is climbing and Europe faces droughts and shortages if the trend is not reversed.

September 4, 2009 (full release)
Climate Change Causing Extreme Weather in Canada to Get Worse

Increased Damage, Risk to Life and Costs to Climb Unless We Adapt – Study.

It’s true: The weather is getting worse. Southern Ontario’s recent encounter with deadly twisters was just one extreme event in an apparently endless string of unusual or record-breaking weather across Canada.

December 3, 2008 (full release)
BC must act now to save the last great refuge of biodiversity in North America, warns SFU team

Vancouver, BC – The BC government must move faster to protect the richest and most diverse ecosystems in Canada from the ravages of climate change, or thousands of animal and plant species will be threatened.

November 5, 2008 (full release)
Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) Holds International Conference on Climate Change and BC’s Future

International Climate Impacts and Responses conference draws speakers from four continents

Vancouver, BC – Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) and Imagine BC present International Climate Impacts and Responses and the Future for BC, a free, one-day conference on climate change challenges and responses around the world, and what we in BC can learn from them.

September 30, 2008 (full release)
Simon Fraser University Presents Extreme Events: Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change.

Leading-edge conferences inform local infrastructure recommendations

Surrey, BC – Two major conferences addressing the impact of climate change on infrastructure and development and possible responses will be held in Surrey in mid-October as part of an innovative series from Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT).

May 15, 2008 (full release)
Adapting to Climate Change: Simon Fraser University Presents Conference on Extreme Weather Events

Vancouver, BC – Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) presents Extreme Events: Municipalities Adapting to Climate Change. Chaired by IPCC author Dr. Gordon McBean, Policy Chair for the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, the two-day conference is being held at SFU’s downtown campus on June 2nd and 3rd, with an evening of public dialogue on June 2nd featuring Dr. McBean as one of four panellists.

March 25, 2008 (full release)
Communities in Jeopardy: SFU Climate Change Team Fills Policy Gaps

Vancouver, BC – Canadian community leaders, first nations, governments, industry, academic and NGO representatives are meeting at Simon Fraser University Vancouver March 31-April 1, in a pioneering effort to find ways to adapt to the impact of climate change.