Our climate is changing and B.C.’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy is helping to ensure we’re ready for it.

The draft strategy strengthens our capacity to anticipate and respond to climate-related events like increasing wildfires, more frequent flooding, longer summer droughts and heatwaves, while also helping us to adapt to changes that happen more slowly like changes in growing seasons, ecosystem shifts and sea level rise.

It highlights the first phase of actions we’re taking in 2021-22 to help prepare B.C. for the impacts of climate change, as well as a suite of proposed actions for 2022-25, which we are inviting the public to provide input on.

Read the documents:

 

Public engagement is open until August 12, 2021 at 4pm (PDT)

All people in B.C., from individuals to businesses, Indigenous communities and local governments to associations and non-governmental organizations can provide feedback on the proposed actions for 2022-25 in the strategy as well as the draft guiding principles. Input will be used to finalize actions and inform the implementation plan for the next phase of the strategy starting in 2022.

To share your thoughts please email your comments to ClimateReadyBC@gov.bc.ca. Organizations please review the written submission criteria before submitting.

Questions to consider in your submissions:

  • Do the proposed actions address your community’s or organization’s needs for climate preparedness and adaptation?
  • Are there other priority actions you would like to see included?
  • What would successful implementation of the actions look like? (Please feel free to be specific to one or more actions, or speak in more general terms)
  • Do you have any other comments on the draft strategy?
  • The draft guiding principles are intended to help ensure we’re taking into consideration key areas of focus, existing social conditions and challenges. Do you have any comments on the guiding principles?

The strategy was developed together with people, Indigenous Nations, local governments and organizations throughout B.C., and builds on the significant climate adaptation work already done to date. The strategy is also based on the draft guiding principles that help ensure we are taking into consideration existing social conditions and challenges as we prepare for climate change.

View summaries of previous engagements that led to the development of the strategy.

To learn more, visit the B.C. Climate Preparedness and Adaptation website.