June 2022, the Province released B.C.’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy. The strategy strengthens our capacity to anticipate, prepare for and respond to the changing climate.
Actions were prioritized for the strategy based on feedback from engagement on the draft Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy (released June 2021), and from other input such as the Preliminary Climate Risk Assessment for B.C. and lessons from the extreme weather events of 2021.
The draft strategy was developed together with input from the general public, Indigenous Nations, local governments and organizations throughout B.C., and built on climate adaptation work already done to date.
It highlighted a first phase of actions for 2021-22 to help prepare B.C. for the impacts of climate change, as well as a suite of proposed actions, which the public was invited to provide input on.
Read the draft strategy documents (released June 2022):
- Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy PDF (7.0 MB)
- Summary of the Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy (1,057 KB)
Read the strategy documents (released June 2021):
- Draft Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy PDF (8.4 MB)
- Summary of the Draft Climate Preparedness and Adaption Strategy PDF (436 KB)
- Draft Principles to Guide the Province of B.C.’s work on Climate Preparedness and Adaptation PDF (2.7 MB)
Public engagement is now closed.
Public engagement on the proposed actions in the draft strategy as well as the draft guiding principles was held from June 9 – August 12, 2021. This feedback was used to finalize actions in the Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy.
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.