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BC RAC: Program Achievements

BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC) program is part of a national strategy on climate adaptation. The Fraser Basin Council and BC Ministry of Environment – Climate Action Secretariat work together in managing BC RAC, and funding is from Natural Resources Canada. The program is being delivered in phases:

BC RAC Phase 1 (2009-2012) has focused on developing tools and resources to help leaders plan for climate change adaptation, with emphasis on securing water resources and minimizing water-related risks.

More than 5,400 decision-makers and key stakeholders participated in the first phase of BC RAC, taking part in 170 consultations, meetings and learning events. A survey confirmed that BC RAC projects have helped decision-makers — across sectors and regions — gain a better understanding of climate change impacts and adaptation options. Thanks to all project partners who have made this possible.
Some participants were in organizations that had already begun assessing climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, and they were ready to take next steps. Notably, the program has helped local governments and other organizations begin integrating climate adaptation into their regular planning processes.

BC RAC Phase 2 (2012-2015) builds on the work of Phase 1 and offers support for BC’s natural resource sectors as they identify risks, common issues of concern, adaptation options and opportunities to collaborate.

In Phase 2 BC RAC continued to support decision-makers as they learned about climate change impacts and evaluated the adaptation options feasible for their regions, sectors and areas of responsibility. There was a fresh emphasis on supporting leaders in the forestry, mining and energy sectors. One thing is clear: participants value peer-to-peer networking, learning and resource sharing. These are a cornerstone of the program.

BC RAC Key Areas of Focus

 Water Allocation and Use posted on 4:06 PM, January 11, 2017
 Coastal Flood Management posted on 3:57 PM, January 11, 2017
 Mining Sector posted on 1:17 PM, January 11, 2017
 Energy Sector posted on 2:31 PM, January 10, 2017
 Community Adaptation posted on 2:08 PM, January 10, 2017
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ReTooling for Climate Change (www.retooling.ca)

ReTooling for Climate Change was developed with support from BC RAC to help you with your adaptation needs. This is FBC’s web database of climate adaptation resources for local government, First Nations and others managing regional adaptation issues.

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Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:
www.pluginbc.ca

BuySmart Network:
www.buysmartbc.com

BC Rural Network:
www.bcruralnetwork.ca

Rethinking our Water Ways:
www.rethinkingwater.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351
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