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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
Video Series on Climate Change Adaptation
The Province of BC has released its video series called "BC Adapts" on its YouTube channel. This series of 12 short videos, led by Lanarc Consultants and Golder Associates, introduces practical measures that are implemented locally and around the world to increase coastal resilience.
Video topics include coastal flood management, stormwater management, seasonal drought and water conservation. The videos are aimed at a broad spectrum of land and water managers, ranging from local government, professional disciplines to the homeowner community.
NATURAL RESOURCE SECTORS
"Wild Weather Forecast: Tackling the 'New Abnormal' in Canada’s Natural Resource Sector" is coming to Globe 2016 in Vancouver March 2, presented by the Fraser Basin Council
Climate change impacts, such as extreme weather events, pose challenges for Canada’s mining sector. Adaptation case studies by the Fraser Basin Council, created in partnership with MIRARCO and OCCIAR, show how mining companies in Canada are identifying and managing risks to their operations and business.
Check out our case study series: