We work with Basin communities to enhance their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for and adapt to changing climatic conditions.
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We plan on introducing a new program early in 2017. In the meantime, communities that are planning projects to increase climate resilience can contact us to learn about funding opportunities.
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- Measuring Progress on Climate Adaptation in the Columbia Basin (2015)
- Official Community Plan Policies Supporting Climate Resilience: A Resource Guide for Communities in the Canadian Columbia Basin (2015)
- Adaptation Resource Kit (2008-2014)
- From Dialogue to Action: Climate Change, Impacts and Adaptation in the Canadian Columbia Basin (2012)
- Preliminary Analysis of Climate Variability and Change in the Canadian Columbia River Basin: Focus on Water Resources (2006)
Resilience to climate change is one of the five goals in our Environment Strategic Plan.
Goal: Resilience in a changing climate
Enhance Basin-wide efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for and adapt to changing climatic conditions.
Why focus on a changing climate?
Our climate is changing: temperature and precipitation increases are impacting environmental conditions including glacial runoff, water temperatures, stream flows, freeze/thaw cycles, floods, droughts and wildfires. Together, these changes underscore the need to prepare for and adapt to a future climate that will be different than what we have experienced before. Building awareness, providing information, supporting science and developing tools to support mitigation* and adaptation* at individual and Basin-wide scales is essential to assisting Basin residents and communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become more resilient to our changing climate.
|1. Improve information and awareness within households, communities and businesses about climate change impacts, costs, greenhouse gas emissions and the economic, social and environmental benefits of energy efficiency.||
|2. Support communities to develop and implement climate change mitigation and resilience strategies.||
Program Coordinator, Environment