Deborah Harford

Executive director, Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT)


As executive director of the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT), Deborah Harford is responsible for development of the initiative’s pioneering vision and its partnerships with the public and private sectors, as well as overall coordination and management of the program. She directs and produces ACT’s policy recommendations for effective adaptation strategies at all levels of government, as well as communication and promotion of the program’s outcomes. Through Deborah’s efforts, ACT has created networks between local, national, and international climate change research practitioners, NGOs, industry representatives, all levels of government, First Nations groups, and local communities. Deborah’s work with ACT has gained her national recognition as a resource for those seeking information on climate change adaptation and practical coping strategies