Special Projects

In addition to our research and publications, ACT has been a key partner on four unique, long-term special projects:

Low Carbon Resilience

Low Carbon Resilience is focused on integrating climate change strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts (adaptation). ACT works on several projects to advance the concepts and implementation of Low Carbon Resilience in government policy and planning.

Still Creek

This case study illustrates successful collaboration on ecosystem restoration between the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby in Metro Vancouver. Partnership, creative governance, community engagement, and innovative funding approaches were all essential components that helped the two cities come together to invest in ecosystem health and restore Still Creek, one of only two daylit streams in the City of Vancouver. This collaboration led to many benefits, including the return of spawning salmon, after decades of pollution and neglect.

Columbia River Treaty

The Columbia River Treaty, an agreement between Canada and the United States governing the Columbia River Basin, is up for renegotiation in the near future. Climate change will impact the basin itself, as well as its water levels and the availability of resources coming from it, in the future. ACT has participated in multiple publications and projects related to the future of the Columbia River Treaty.

Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR)

The Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) project was a five-year, international research project exploring the impacts of climate change on the coastal megacities of Vancouver, Laos, Manila, and Bangkok. ACT was a partner in the Vancouver research team and made important contributions to publications, conferences, and other outcomes of this project.