Adaptation to Climate Change Team

ACT brings leading experts from around the world together with industry, community, and government decision-makers to explore the risks posed by top-of-mind climate change issues and identify opportunities for sustainable adaptation.

ACT studies nine top-of-mind climate change areas (Biodiversity, Extreme Weather, Energy, Water Security, Crops & Food Supply, Sea Level Rise, Health Risks, Population Displacement, and New Technologies) and considers ways to protect environmental, economic and social well being throughout its five-year program.

Working in conjunction with leading experts supported by the expertise of SFU researchers and faculty, ACT studies the problems posed as well as potential solutions, and identifies policy opportunities while developing adaptation resources. 

ACT is:

  • The only university-based think tank initiative in North America dedicated to climate change adaptation
  • Involved in adaptation in Canada and internationally through academic, corporate and community events, networks and affiliations
  • A publisher of research reports identifying policy opportunities and resources designed to bridge from theory to action in support of sustainable adaptation
  • A clearing house for Canadian and international adaptation and climate change information
  • A way to get involved

Twitter: @ACTadaptation

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Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices For Professionals

This project focused on the key role professionals play as change agents in climate action, and what is needed for all sectors to advance uptake of low carbon reslience based practices. 

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Using climate information for Climate-Resilient Water Management

Based on experience and learning from ACT projects, the paper presents 10 key recommendations for integrating climate information into water resources management.

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Climate Change Adaptation Governance in British Columbia

This article details key messages and recommendations from an ACT, SFU and Western University co-hosted workshop on climate change adaptation and governance in the context of British Columbia.

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Mainstreaming adaptation to climate change within governance systems in South Asia

The paper introduces a general analytical framework for mainstreaming adaptation to climate change within governance systems.

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Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

This research project outlines the benefits, challenges, and successes associated with transboundary ecosystem management in Still Creek, a riparian ecosystem located in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Crescent Beach Community Meeting Series: Summary Report on Coastal Flooding and Climate Change

Crescent Beach Community Addresses Coastal Flooding

This report documents the outcomes of a series of meetings with the Crescent Beach community of British Columbia in the summer of 2016 to discuss reponses to sea level rise.

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Adaptation planning

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.

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