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The climate is changing — are you ready?
Welcome to ReTooling for Climate Change — your first-stop website on climate change adaptation. Here is the place to find top tools and resources for BC local governments, First Nations and the natural resource sectors as everyone prepares for the impacts of climate change, now and in the years ahead.
Don't miss "Wild Weather Forecast: Tackling the 'New Abnormal' in Canada’s Natural Resource Sector" (March 2) to learn about real-world impacts of extreme weather. The Fraser Basin Council is bringing this interactive session to GLOBE 2016 in Vancouver. Check it out!
Webinar Videos for Coastal BC
Many webinars on coastal management are now online, including a series hosted by the Fraser Basin Council
Check out these titles in our resource library.
International Panel on Climate Change Reports
The most Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. It consists of three working group reports and a synthesis report. Visit the IPCC site for project reports.
Leadership on Adaptation
Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation
Here is a 2014 update of a 2008 nation-wide assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation in Canada. The updated edition explores climate impacts and adaptive action in different sectors: natural resources, food production, biodiversity and protected areas, human health, water and transportation infrastructure, and industry. Led by Natural Resources Canada, Canada in a Changing Climate reflects the contributions of over 90 authors and 115 expert reviewers, and synthesizes over 1,500 recent publications.
Preparing for Climate Change – An Implementation Guide for Local Governments in BC offers a good synopsis of climate change impacts in BC, plus strategies on land use planning, emergency management planning, financing and reporting, asset management, infrastructure, civic buildings policy, building regulations, watershed management, liquid waste management, air quality, biodiversity, conservation, community and economic development, legal liability and insurance. This publication won a 2013 Gold Award for Research and New Initiatives from the Planning Institute of BC. See the guide.
NEWS & EVENTS
Green Shores(TM) 101 for Busy Professionals
Feb 23rd 11 AM - 12 PM
This webinar is for land-use professionals and others who would like an introduction to Green Shores. The topics covered will include: an introduction to the use of Green Shores credit and rating systems (Green Shores for Homes; Green Shore for Coastal Development) for shoreline projects as well as the benefits of Green Shores for climate risk, adaptation and ecosystem resilience.
Using 3D modelling for Green Shores(TM) projects
Mar 7th 11 AM - 12 PM
This webinar will show the capabilities of ultra-high precision shoreline models to assist with planning and implementing Green Shores projects. The new interactive 3D visualization tool, Smart Shores, uses aerial images collected by UAVs (drones) and high-precision ground-based GPS to create centimetre-level accurate landscape models.
Floods and Drought: Tackling Wild Weather Workshop
Mar 15th 9 AM - 5 PM
Fort St. John
This full-day introductory workshop will address the future climate trends for the Northeast region and how existing online tools can support adaptation. Presenters will share their experiences with climate risk assessments of highway infrastructure, community flood response and collaborative drought management. The workshop will also highlight available funding opportunities and learning resources for climate change adaptation and asset management.
Under the BC RAC project, Fraser Basin Council has been hosting adaptation webinars with focus on case studies, tools and plans. Webinar recordings are available on FBC youtube channel.