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(June 28) - In Our Backyard: What Climate Change in Canada Looks Like

(June 28) – In Our Backyard: What Climate Change in Canada Looks Like

“Climate change is no longer theoretical. It’s in our backyard.” CBC News’ recent project about climate change is self described as “ambitious and comprehensive”. The project “In Our Backyard” details how different residents across Canada have been made to cope with the extreme weather events that have costed them more than just dollars; in some […]

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(May 28) Building climate resilience in the Okanagan: A homeowners resource guide

(May 28) Building climate resilience in the Okanagan: A homeowners resource guide

The availability of water in the Okanagan valley is snowpack-dependent and a changing climate is resulting in greater extremes in weather and the availability of water. Extended periods of drought and flooding are expected to occur more frequently in this region. Responding to this ‘new reality’, the South Okanagan Real Estate Board in partnership with the […]

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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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