The release of ACT’s first policy report on biodiversity in BC, authored by Jon O’Riordan – a former Deputy Minister for the BC government’s Ministry of Sustainable Resource Development, has drawn media coverage from several major publications. Content from the December 3 press conference releasing details of the report was covered in the Vancouver Sun, The Tyee, and the Globe and Mail.

The final version of O’Riordan’s report will be available on the ACT website ( and blog Friday December 19th. The background research compendium and accompanying economic analysis by researcher Eric Kimmel will also be available.

Video highlights and presentations from our second six-month session – Extreme Weather Events, held May-December 2008 – are now on the ACT website. You can also find presentations from our November 20th International round table event, held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue that featured climate change adaptation experts from Africa, Australia, South America, and the Arctic.