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Deborah Harford

Executive Director, ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team), SFU

Deborah Harford is Executive Director of ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) at Simon Fraser University. Deborah directed development of ACT’s June 2015 report: Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada, produced with the support of Natural Resources Canada through Canada’s Adaptation Platform, the Cowichan Valley Regional District, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and the Real Estate Foundation of BC. The ACT report has informed “Tooling Up for Climate Change: Economic Instruments for Adaptation”, a new project led by Sustainable Prosperity to share knowledge and policy findings to decision-makers across Canada on economic instruments for adaptation.
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Adapting To Climate Change Means Investing In The Right Infrastructure

We know that climate change will continue to have major impacts on Canadian infrastructure, which is already aging and in need of re-investment. Moreover, we will soon see a wave of new, renewable energy infrastructure being put into place across the country, and it is essential that these innovative developments be implemented with resilience to climate change impacts in mind.
02/16/2016 11:37 EST