Innovation in Action!
2011 - E. Pond et al., UBC - Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning
This Guidance Manual describes how climate change visioning approaches can be applied by municipalities, consultants and community groups to support adaptation and mitigation in BC communities. The Manual includes local case studies, visual examples and validation research.
Adaptation in Action! – Saanich and Haida GwaiiThe District of Saanich recently completed a risk assessment and adaptation plan for the community.
The District of Saanich in British Columbia has developed a Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is developing a Climate Adaptation Plan to address priority climate change impacts in the area. Working with climate scientists, community advisory committees, local government leaders and community stakeholders, the District completed a risk and vulnerability assessment and drafted an adaptation plan. This project is part of the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative.
HAIDA GWAIIThe people of Graham Island, Haida Gwaii, are looking at the vulnerability of their coastal community to sea level rise.
2004 - Natural Resources Canada, Earth Sciences & Canadian Institute of Planners
Graham Island, which is the largest island in the Haida Gwaii archipalego, located along the northern coast of British Columbia, was one of five case studies under the Municipal Case Studies: The Planning Process and Climate Change program of Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Institute of Planners.
This case study looked at the vulnerability of community infrastructure, cultural sites, tourism and ecological areas to enhanced sea-level rise. It also examined potential physical, socio-economic, and cultural impacts of climate change in a coastal area. This island is one of the most vulnerable areas in Canada to sea level rise. The study took place in partnership with local communities, regional districts and First Nations and the University of Victoria.Learn more: www.cip-icu.ca/web/la/en/pa/FDD921FC64CB4439A096528BFD59E779/template.asp