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(October 17) Beyond Borders: Tackling embodied emissions through local climate action

(October 17) Beyond Borders: Tackling embodied emissions through local climate action

Join ACT representatives at the event Beyond Borders: Tackling embodied emissions through local climate action to discuss the complex topic of embodied emissions in cities and communities. Experts and decision makers from Vancouver, the U.S., and the U.K. will convene to discuss emissions reductions from sources that stem from outside their boundaries and the resulting […]

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(September 19) Livable Cities Forum Keynote Speakers Annouced: Register Now!

(September 19) Livable Cities Forum Keynote Speakers Annouced: Register Now!

Along with ICLEI, SHIFT Collaborative, and the City of Victoria, we are extremely excited to host Jennifer Keesmaat as a keynote speaker at this years Livable Cities Forum in Victoria, BC, October 28-30. Recently announced keynote speaker Jennifer Keesmaat is passionate about creating places where people flourish. Named one of the “most powerful people in Canada” by Maclean’s, […]

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(September 5) Watch a Webinar on Canada's Top Climate Risks

(September 5) Watch a Webinar on Canada’s Top Climate Risks

The webinar is a summary of the recently published Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks report. In the report, the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) identify 12 major risk areas, assess which risks have the greatest potential for adaptation, and explore how the federal government can best inform its decision-making in response to these risks. The CCA […]

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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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