areas of focus
ACT was founded to study nine core topics that require sustainable climate action planning in Canada. Each topic was assigned a senior policy author and a team of graduate researchers, and featured research into climate change challenges and policy responses as well as workshops and other engagement and outreach. ACT continues to study these, and other, topic areas.
ACT's first core topic was biodiversity and climate change adaptation, culminating in a set of reports released in 2009. We are continuing work on this theme through our Nature Solutions Initiative.
Crops and Food Supply
Increasing summer temperatures combined with drought, flooding and pest expansion all affect Canadian and international farmers, and could pose problems for food supply.
While technology has limited potential to solve the systemic issues that are driving climate change, low carbon resilient innovations will be key to our success in transitioning to a sustainable path forward.