Low-Carbon Resilience: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation Planning for a Resilient Canada

Speaker: 
Deborah Harford
Date: 
September 27, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location

Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC

How can climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies work together for a more resilient low-carbon Canada?

Climate change mitigation and adaptation have typically been addressed as separate goals and through different planning lenses. But how can these two necessary strategies be harmonized in order to take advantage of meaningul co-benefits and more effective action on climate change? What are the most promising and urgent opportunities for decision-makers to coordinate action, policies, and planning for resilient energy, food, and natural systems?

Join us for a free public dialogue with Deborah Harford, Executive Director of SFU's Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT), as she explores opportunities and strategies for low-carbon resilience in Canada at the intersection of mitigation and adaptation.

Deborah Harford is the Executive Director of ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team), based at the School of Public Policy at SFU.  She directs and produces ACT's policy recommendations for effective adaptation strategies at all levels of government, as well as communication of the program's outcomes.  Through Deborah's efforts, ACT has created networks between local, national and international climate research practitioners, NGOs, industry representatives, all levels of government, First Nations groups and local communities.

This event is hosted by Carbon Talks