Additional ACT Publications

Low Carbon Resilience Interventions: Case Studies at the Building, Neighbourhood, and Community Level
Published with support of ICLEI Canada, the Real Estate Foundation of BC, SFU’s Faculty of Environment
October 2019
Authors: Kacia Tolsma ACT/Masters Student; under the supervision of Deborah Harford, Executive Director of ACT, Dr. Alison Shaw, ICABCCI Research Lead. With assistance from Miriam Moore and Johann Zerbe.

Policy Brief: Biodiversity and Climate Change Resilience – Planning Green Infrastructure
Published with support of Bullitt Foundation and Real Estate Foundation of BC
May 2019
Authors: Jack Satzerwich, ACT/Masters Student; Dan Straker, ACT/Masters Student; Deborah Harford, Executive Director of ACT

 

Concept Note: Biodiversity-led Green Infrastructure
Published with support of Bullitt Foundation and Real Estate Foundation of BC
May 2019
Authors: Jack Satzerwich, ACT/Masters Student; Dan Straker, ACT/Masters Student; Deborah Harford, Executive Director of ACT

 

Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative Workshop 1: Summary Report
Published with support of the Real Estate Foundation of BC
March 2019
Authors: Deborah Harford, Executive Director of ACT; Alison Shaw, Research Lead ACT; Miriam Moore, ACT/Masters Student, School of Public Policy, SFU; Johann Zerbe, ACT/Masters Student, School of Public Policy, SFU

 

Vancouver’s Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam
Published with support of the City of Vancouver
March 2019
Author: Ronja Hellechøj Sørensen

 

 

Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals- Final Report
Published with support of the Vancouver Foundation, Real Estate Foundation of BC, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and Simon Fraser University
December 2018
Authors: Deborah Harford, Executive Director of ACT; Christopher Raftis, ACT/Masters Student, School of Public Policy SFU. Contributing Authors: Jack Satzewich, ACT/Masters Student, School of Resource and Environmental Management, SFU; Ronja Sørensen, ACT/Aalborg University, Denmark

Joint statement from Canada’s National Professional Associations: Advancing Integrated Climate Action
December 2018
Signed by; Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, Canadian Institute of Planners, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, ICLEI Canada (Local Governments for Sustainability)

 

Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada
June 2018
Published by the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results, including Deborah Harford, Executive Director of ACT

 

Professionals’ Best Practices for Low Carbon Resilience: Summary of Phase One Engagement of Professionals and Professional Associations and Proposed Research Agenda
Published with the support of the Vancouver Foundation and the Real Estate Foundation of BC
June 2018
Authors: Erica Crawford, Shift Collaborative; Chris Raftis, ACT/Masters Student, School of Public Policy SFU

Workshop Proceedings: Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC
Published with support from the Marine Environmental Observations, Predictions and Response (MEOPAR) Network of Centres of Excellence
May 2018
Authors: Danny Bednar, Western University; Deborah Harford, Executive Director ACT; Gordon McBean, Western University; Willem Peters SFU/ACT; Jack Satzewich SFU/ACT Researcher

 

Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies
Published with the support of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and the Real Estate Foundation of BC
November 2017
Authors: Steve Winkelman, Green Resilience Strategies; Edward Nichol, ACT; Deborah Harford, Executive Director ACT

 

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance
Published with the support of the Bullitt Foundation, the Real Estate Foundation of BC, the Pacific Water Research Centre, and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
June 2017
Authors: Chloe Boyle, SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management; Edward Nichol, Senior ACT Researcher

 

Greening the Fight against Sea Level Rise: The Value of Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Coastal Flood Resilience in the City of Vancouver 
Master of Public Policy Thesis, Simon Fraser University
March 2017
Author: Kai Masumi Furugori, MPP, B.A.

 

 

A Snapshot of Community Based Water Monitoring in Canada
Published with Living Lakes Canada, the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network, Acadia University, Simon Fraser University, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
February 2017
Authors: Tyler Carlson, SFU; Alice Cohen, Acadia University; Kat Hartwig, Living Lakes Canada

 

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives Institute on Climate Change Challenges
Published with the support of the Real Estate Foundation of BC and Pacific for Climate Solutions.
December 2016
Lead Editor: Halena Seiferling, Senior ACT Researcher

 

Crescent Beach Community Meeting Series: Summary Report on Coastal Flooding and Climate Change
Project with Ideaspace, West Coast Environmental Law, and the City of Surrey
November 2016
Authors: Halena Seiferling, ACT Researcher: Deborah Harford, Executive Director ACT: Diana Bulley, Deborah Carlson, West Coast Environmental Law

 

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Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Concepts and Practice
Published with the support of the International Development Research Centre through the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change (IRIACC) program.
October 2016
Authors: Diana Bulley, Deborah Harford, Erin Joakim, Linda Mortsch, Greg Oulahen

 

LowLCR Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada
Published with the support of the Real Estate Foundation of BC.
June 2016
Lead Author: Edward Nichol, M.E.S (Pl); Co-author: Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT

 

Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Columbia River Treaty
Masters of Public Policy Thesis, Simon Fraser University
April 2016
Author: Anthony Cotter, MPP, M.Sc.

 

 

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The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World
Published by Rocky Mountain Books.
November 2015
Co-authors:  Jon O’Riordan, senior ACT policy adviser and Biodiversity report author; Bob Sandford, ACT water policy adviser and author.

 

The Columbia River Treaty, Past Present and Future: Proceedings and Outcomes
Published with the Canadian Water Resources Association
October 2015

 

 

 

Valuing Ecosystem Goods and Services in the Columbia River Basin

Valuing Ecosystem Goods and Services in the Columbia River Basin.
Published with the support of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and the Real Estate Foundation of BC.
September 2015
Co-authors: Anthony Cotter, MPP Candidate; Sukhraj Sihota, MA

 

Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada.
Published with the support of Natural Resources Canada under the program of the Economics Working Group of Canada’s Adaptation Platform, the Cowichan Valley Regional District, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and the Real Estate Foundation of BC.
June 2015
Co-authors: Julia Berry, MA; Lisa Danielson, MA

 

CRTThe Columbia River Treaty: A Primer.
Published by Rocky Mountain Books.
November 2014
Co-authors: Bob Sandford, ACT water policy adviser and author; Jon O’Riordan, senior ACT policy adviser and Biodiversity report author; and Deborah Harford, ACT Executive Director

 

A Border Runs Through It: Exploring Transboundary Institutional Support for Environmental Flows for Ecosystem Function in the Columbia River Basin
Masters of Public Policy Thesis, Simon Fraser University
March 2014
Author: Melissa Kruger, MPP

 

 

Green Waterfront Design Charrette Report
Project with West Coast Environmental Law, MODUS Planning, Design and Engagement
2014
Authors: Robert Barrs, Joaquin Karakas, Derek Lee, Christine Lintott, Tamsil Lyle, Sarah Primeau

 

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) White Paper on Climate Change Adaptation Planning (PDF: Planning for BC)
November 2008

Climate Change Adaptation: Planning for BC
Author: Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT

 

Climate Change Adaptation: Linkages with Social Policy. A report by ACT for a Sustainable Development Project by the Policy Research Initiative. (link to Gov’t of Canada website)
September 2010

Authors: Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT, SFU; Dr. Nancy Olewiler, Director and Professor, Public Policy Program, SFU; Dr. John Richards, Professor, Public Policy Program, SFU
                            Research Assistants: Linsay Martens, MPP Candidate, SFU; Christine VanDerwill, MA

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