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!
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:
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:
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!