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BC Climate Resilience

BC's climate is changing. Communities are likely to experience more frequent intense weather events (storms, heavy precipitation, flood and drought), more days of extreme heat, and changes to natural ecological systems. Finding ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is a critical challenge facing public and private sector leaders. As well, they need to assess climate change impacts and adapt plans to take account of a changing climate. Adaptation is critical to better protect communities, economic activity and environmental health — now and for the future.

To learn more about climate resilience in BC communities, visit our ReTooling for Climate Change website!

Recent Initiatives

Community Climate Preparedness Workshop Series

Community Workshops Case Study

The Fraser Basin Council works with local governments in small communities and First Nations to take early steps on climate change preparedness.

Here is a look at a Community Climate Preparedness Workshop Series, host4ed within the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative. This 2023 case study sums up:

  • key takeaways on the workshop series on adaptation and engagement planning processes
  • successes and challenges of BC communities in taking on climate preparedness work

The workshop series was managed by FBC and delivered by SHIFT Collaborative

Climate Risk Network

The Climate Risk Network, with facilitation support from FBC, brings together people who have responsibilities that focus on climate change adaptation. The network strengthens relationships among people in government, public agencies, the academic community, non-profits and other organizations. Since 2015, network members have met regularly to:

  • share information on climate risk and adaptation activities in BC
  • identify gaps in existing programs and policies with respect to climate risk
  • facilitates the strategic development of new activities, policies or programs to fill gaps

BC Chapter of Regional Assessment: Indigenous Perspectives Engagement + Youth Climate Art

The Fraser Basin Council contracted Denni Clement to lead Indigenous engagement on climate change adaptation and to bring Indigenous perspectives to Canada’s national assessment on climate change: see the 2022 BC Chapter of the Regional Assessment. Another part of the initiative was an Indigenous Youth Climate Art Contest. Five youth artists were chosen to share artistic expressions on climate change. Their artwork was displayed at FBC's Adaptation Canada 2020 Conference and showcased in the BC Chapter online report (2022).

Climate Adaptation Webinars and Workshops

The Fraser Basin Council organizes collaborative webinars and workshops on a variety of climate change adaptation topics.

In May 2022 FBC hosted a webinar led by Natural Resources Canada for release of the BC Chapter of the Regional Perspectives Report. Speakers showed how climate change is impacting BC and how communities and sectors are taking action. The Regional Perspectives Report is part of NRCan's National Assessment Process Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action.

Check out this and other adaptation video on the YouTube playlist!

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:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake 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

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.