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BC RAC Adaptation Resources

Welcome BC RAC adaptation resources page. This is where to find links to:

 

BC RAC Webinar Series

BC RAC webinar series focuses on adaptation case studies, tools and plans. Webinar recordings are available on FBC youtube channel.

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Online Adaptation Resource Liberary 

ReTooling for Climate Change is first-stop website on climate change adaptation. The ReTooling website is a database of adaptation resources from Canada and beyond featuring top tools and resources for BC local governments, First Nations and the natural resource sectors. 

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Support Organizations

Below is a list of number of non-profit and research organizations that can help communities with climate adaptation planning and action.

Adapting to Climate Change Team (ACT), SFU

ACT brings leading experts from around the world together with industry, community and government decision-makers to explore the risks posed by climate change and to identify opportunities for sustainable adaptation.

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Building Adaptive & Resilient Communities (BARC), ICLEI Canada

BARC offers tools, resources and consulting services to increase the adaptive capacity of communities in a cost-effective and accessible way. The program offers a step-by-step solution to developing and implementing an adaptation or resilience plan.

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Climate Action Secretariat, BC Ministry of Environment

CAS is helping British Columbia prepare for and adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. The secretariat works directly with provincial ministries and agencies to help them consider climate change as they protect the health and safety of residents, maintain public infrastructure, manage natural resources and achieve environmental, social and economic sustainability.

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Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP), UBC

CALP focuses on accessible solutions that bridge research and practice in community and landscape planning.
CALP uses such tools as modelling and visualization, and processes such as workshops, charrettes and community planning exercises to explore how citizens, stakeholders, practitioners and decision-makers can address sustainability challenges in their communities.

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Columbia Basin Trust: Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative

This initiative helps communities of the Basin to increase their resilience to climate change impacts at a community level by providing access to a technical support team, which helps build local capacity by providing specific advice and expertise. A Learning Network supports Basin-wide sharing and learning of local community adaptation experiences. The initiative is supported by advisors from a host of academic, First Nations and government institutions, as well as community development practitioners.

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Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), UVic

PCIC is a regional climate service centre at the University of Victoria that provides practical information on the physical impacts of climate variability and change in the Pacific and Yukon Region of Canada. PCIC collaborates with climate researchers and regional stakeholders to produce knowledge and tools in support of long-term planning.

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Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC), Engineers Canada

The Vulnerability Committee is a major Canadian initiative involving all three levels of government and non-governmental organizations. It is looking broadly and systematically at infrastructure vulnerability to climate change from an engineering perspective. Engineers Canada has worked with a variety of agencies to apply the PIEVC Engineering Protocol to highways, stormwater and other infrastructure. Case studies and other documentation are available from the PIEVC website.

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Financial Suport

Here are some financial assistance programs that may tie into your plans for climate mitigation or adaptation.

Check out CivicInfoBC for other local government funding.

Infrastructure Planning

The Infrastructure Planning Grant Program (Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development) offers grants on ongoing basis to support BC local governments on projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure. Grants are available to help improve or develop long-term comprehensive plans that include, but are not limited to, capital asset management plans, community energy plans, integrated stormwater management plans, water master plans and liquid waste management plans. 

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Wildfire Prevention

The Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative is a set of funding programs to help protect communities from the risk of wildfire. The program is administered by UBCM and managed through the Provincial Fuel Management Working Group. 

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AANDC Adaptation Program

The Climate Change Adaptation Program of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada supports Aboriginal and northern communities in assessing and developing climate adaptation management strategies, undertaking risk and vulnerability assessments, and identifying appropriate actions.

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Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division (CCIAD), Natural Resources Canada

The Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division of Natural Resources Canada is providing technical and financial support to climate adaptation initiatives in Canada through the “Enhancing Competitiveness in a Changing Climate program.” Programs of work are defined by various working groups under the Adaptation Platform which brings together government, industry and professional organizations, to collaborate on adaptation priorities. By providing the structure to pool knowledge, capacity and financial resources, the Platform aims to complete work on adaptation and to ensure the results of that work, such as information, tools and recommendations, reach the right audiences.

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Our Vision

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
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