Extreme Weather

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(Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here's what we can do about it (CBC News)

(Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here’s what we can do about it (CBC News)

On April 30th, CBC News published a story detailing the flooded or areas at risk of future flooding as a result of a legacy of poor planning in communities across Canada. Climate change, coupled with a changed landscape, due to agriculture, urban development and other land use decisions has increased communities vulnerability to flooding. ACT’s […]

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(Apr 11) Low Carbon Resilience: Landscape-level climate action for the 21st century

(Apr 11) Low Carbon Resilience: Landscape-level climate action for the 21st century

We would like to thank the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects for highlighting the Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) approach in the spring edition of their professional association’s magazine Landscapes/Paysages. In this edition titled Lo!Carbon, ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford and Alison Shaw, research lead for the Integrated Climate Action for B.C. Communities Initiative, discuss how since the two […]

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(Apr 1) Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds - CBC News

(Apr 1) Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds – CBC News

The leaked report titled Canada’s Changing Climate Report explains how annual average temperatures since 1948 have increased over land by 1.7 C, while in the North, the Prairies and Northern British Columbia the increase is 2.3 C. The report highlights topics such as changes in rainfall and snowfall, changes in climate extremes, changes in freshwater availability and […]

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(Mar 26) Mozambique isn't alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world- The Washington Post

(Mar 26) Mozambique isn’t alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world- The Washington Post

“The push for progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions must be pursued with unshakable resolve, but it must be accompanied by an equally strong push for investment in resilient infrastructure in the poorest places on Earth, where adaptation to climate change is now a matter of life or death.” – Mami Mizutori, Head of the […]

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(Mar 19) Incorporation of Climate Considerations: Transportation Infrastructure Design

(Mar 19) Incorporation of Climate Considerations: Transportation Infrastructure Design

Transport Canada hosts a webinar series entitled Transportation: Adapting to the Changing Climate. The objective is to build knowledge and capacity both within the department and the broader Canadian transportation sector on the impacts of a changing climate and adaptation solutions. The next webinar in the series is titled Incorporation of Climate Considerations: Transportation Infrastructure Design.  […]

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(Mar 12) SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring and Information- Adapting to Climate Change Webinar

(Mar 12) SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring and Information- Adapting to Climate Change Webinar

Transport Canada hosts a webinar series entitled Transportation: Adapting to the Changing Climate. The objective is to build knowledge and capacity both within the department and the broader Canadian transportation sector on the impacts of a changing climate and adaptation solutions. The next webinar, entitled SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring & Information – Adapting to Climate Change, […]

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(Feb 20) We need a fresh approach to climate change migration. This is why

(Feb 20) We need a fresh approach to climate change migration. This is why

A fresh approach to “climate change migration” requires including the voices of those whose lives and homes are in the greatest danger. Global migration planning and policies must start with community-based, participatory research that can better prepare communities for both sudden and slow onset natural disasters associated with a changing climate. Carol Farbotko, a Human […]

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(Mar 9) Beyond Climate Film Screening

(Mar 9) Beyond Climate Film Screening

Join David Suzuki and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) for a special screening and discussion of Ian Mauro’s latest film, Beyond Climate, during the University of Victoria Ideafest. Beyond Climate invites viewers to explore the climate impacts facing the places and people of British Columbia. After the screening, engage with panelists Suzuki, Mauro, […]

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