Release of the BC Chapter of Canada in a Changing Climate: Regional Perspectives Report (webinar)
May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Date and Time: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 1pm – 2:30pm PDT
This webinar marks the official release of the B.C. Chapter of the Regional Perspectives Report. Hear directly from the authors about how climate change is affecting B.C. and how communities & sectors are increasingly taking action to adapt.
The Regional Perspectives Report, led by Natural Resources Canada, provides an overview of climate change impacts and adaptation in Canada by region. It is part of the National Assessment Process, Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action, led by Natural Resources Canada, that assesses how and why Canada’s climate is changing; the impacts of these changes on our communities, environment and economy; and how we’re adapting across the country.
Representatives from Natural Resources Canada and the team of authors for the B.C. Chapter will share an overview of the National Assessment Process and discuss the key messages from the Chapter:
- Key message 1: Indigenous Peoples in B.C. are experiencing and adapting to climate change
- Key message 2: Climate change brings increasing flood risks
- Key message 3: Climate change is impacting British Columbia’s forests
- Key message 4: Building a climate-ready agriculture sector is critical
- Key message 5: Adaptation continues to advance in B.C.
Speakers will include Fiona Warren, Knowledge Assessment Manager, Natural Resources Canada, and Craig Brown, lead author of the B.C. Chapter and Climate Change and Health Lead, Vancouver Coastal Health. Additional speakers to be confirmed include Chapter contributing authors speaking on flooding, forestry, agriculture, and Indigenous adaptation.