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2014 — Working Group II, International Panel on Climate Change

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, released March 31, 2014, is a report of Working Group II of the IPCC. It details the impacts of climate change to date, the future risks from a changing climate, and the opportunities for effective action to reduce risks.

The report finds that observed impacts of climate change have already affected agriculture, human health, ecosystems on land and in the oceans, water supplies, and some people’s livelihoods. These impacts are occurring everywhere: from the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the wealthiest countries to the poorest.

The risks from climate change arise from vulnerability (lack of preparedness) and exposure (people or assets in harm’s way), overlapping with hazards (triggering climate events or trends). Each of these three components can be a target for actions to decrease risk.

The report was created by 309 lead authors and editors from 70 countries, 436 contributing authors and 1,729 expert and government reviewers.

About ReTooling for Climate Change

The ReTooling for Climate Change website is a project of the Fraser Basin Council to support local governments and First Nations in BC in preparing for climate change adaptation. The site is funded through the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC), a partnership program of the Fraser Basin Council and the BC Ministry of Environment – Climate Action Secretariat, with funding from Natural Resources Canada and other in-kind contributions.

Find out more about the Fraser Basin Council and the BC RAC at www.fraserbasin.bc.ca.

We want to hear from you

Share your ideas and suggestions for new resource links to , Senior Program Manager, at the Fraser Basin Council.

Also worth a visit

On this site, you’ll find links to many helpful websites on climate change adaptation.

For steps communities can take to mitigate climate change, check out the Climate Action Toolkit website.