2021 – Canadian Climate Institute
Climate change is increasing the risk of damage and service disruption to infrastructure across Canada— infrastructure whose repair and maintenance costs are already a major national challenge. Until now, the scale of risk to Canada’s infrastructure has been poorly understood. This report from the Canadian Climate Institute looks at how a warming and increasingly volatile climate could damage infrastructure across Canada and what Canadian governments can do to prepare and to reduce damage, disruption, and costs.
The report’s findings suggest that to ensure new and existing infrastructure is “future proofed,” investment must dramatically shift toward making infrastructure more resilient. Policy changes drive that shift: Canada must rapidly update the policies, codes, regulations, and funding decisions that determine what gets built and how it is maintained.
Go to resource: Under Water: The Costs of Climate Change for Canada’s Infrastructure