2013 — City of Surrey
The City of Surrey, British Columbia developed a Climate Adaptation Strategy using the five-milestone planning framework of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI – Canada – Local Governments for Sustainability). The strategy was adopted by Surrey City Council in November 2013.
The adaptation planning process and risk assessment identified medium- to high-level risks related to drainage and flooding, tree mortality and ecosystem change, energy security and agricultural viability. In response to these impacts, cross-departmental working groups developed 91 actions to increase resilience in six sectors:
- Flood Management and Drainage
- Ecosystems and Natural Areas
- Urban Trees and Landscaping
- Human Health and Safety, and
- Agriculture and Food Security.