FBC is organizing virtual climate change preparedness training sessions for communities across the province under the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative initiative, funded by Natural Resources Canada and the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. This will consist of 4 training sessions on the basics of how to conduct a climate change adaptation engagement and planning process. Links will be made between building resilience to climate change and building general community resilience as part of the recovery from COVID-19. This may include looking at a resilience area of interest, such as food sovereignty.
Participants will receive an introduction to climate information and its uses and will learn about and apply select adaptation resources and tools that are typically used in an adaptation planning process. The series will support participants in developing a near-term action plan to advance climate preparedness in their community so that they have a clear path for advancing this work on-the-ground. They will also gain an understanding of in-person and virtual facilitation skills. A certificate will be given to staff members who complete all training sessions.
Communities who are selected will be asked to commit 1-4 people (staff and/or key stakeholders) to be involved in the entire process, a time commitment of 20-24 hours.
First Nations and local governments in small communities with populations of less than 10,000 people.
If you have any questions or are interested in the next call for Expressions of Interest, please contact Cait Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-488-5353. Thank you for your interest.