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NATURAL DISASTERS: SAVING LIVES TODAY, BUILDING RESILIENCE FOR TOMORROW

NATURAL DISASTERS: SAVING LIVES TODAY, BUILDING RESILIENCE FOR TOMORROW

Every year, natural events, such as earthquakes, floods, storms, heatwaves and droughts cause huge humanitarian and economic damage around the world. Although we are now better able to identify and respond to such natural disasters, in many cases lack of knowledge and poor planning, resourcing and deployment of relief systems can create problems for both […]

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The Future is Local: Progressive Civic Governance Forum May 29th, 2014 in Toronto

The Future is Local: Progressive Civic Governance Forum May 29th, 2014 in Toronto

THE FUTURE IS LOCAL Progressive Governance Forum Thursday, May 29th 9:00am – 3:30pm Victoria College, University of Toronto Read more and register here. Highlighted Session:   Rising to the Climate Challenge – Across the country, local leaders are experiencing the brunt of climate change impacts, through unpredictable weather patterns and damage to infrastructure. And across the […]

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ACT Executive Director To Moderate GLOBE 2014 Food/Water Security Session

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will moderate the session on Food and Water Security in a Changing World at 2:45pm on March 27th at the GLOBE 2014 Conference. Panelists are: Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stockholm Water Institute; Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture; Tim Brown, Chairman, President & CEO, Nestle Waters North America; […]

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Globe 2014: Vancouver International Forum on Business and the Environment Vancouver Convention Centre, March 26 – 28, 2014

6 Days Left to Save $300. Register by March 4th! ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is moderating a session on Food and Water Security in a Changing World on March 27th. The 30 Day Countdown GLOBE 2014 launches in one month. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain access to the world’s greatest minds around the […]

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NAP’s Guide to Science Issues and the State of the Union

The 2014 State of the Union address focused on topics such as energy, climate change, education, and gun violence. National Academies Press annotated the complete text of the President’s State of the Union speech with relevant reports from the National Academies that provide authoritative, independent guidance on these issues. The full transcript of the President’s speech, […]

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PEIA Forum 2014 – Charting our Energy Future

On February 24th, the Pacific Energy Innovation Association is hosting the 2014 Energy Forum. The Energy Forum will take place at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver. The theme this year is “Charting our Energy Future – Balancing Economic Prosperity and Environmental Stewardship in BC and Canada”. Discussions will address the economic, environmental and political factors that […]

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Webinar: A Modernized Water Act & B.C.’s Expanding Natural Gas Sector

You are invited to the second webinar in POLIS’ 2013/2014 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. WHAT: Webinar–A Modernized Water Act & B.C.’s Expanding Natural Gas Sector DATE: Friday, December 13th, 2013 TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) WHO: Ben Parfitt (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives & POLIS Water Sustainability Project) […]

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New Stern report warns of "carbon bubble"; world economy at risk

New Stern report warns of “carbon bubble”; world economy at risk

British economist Nicholas Stern has released a new report in collaboration with the thinktank Carbon Tracker, supported by organisations including HSBC, Citi, Standard and Poor’s and the International Energy Agency, detailing the possibility of a “carbon bubble”. Major developed countries are basing the value of their assets on their reserves of oil, gas and coal, […]

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