The Province is doing critical work through CleanBC to reduce our emissions and take action on climate change. But greenhouse gas emissions already in the atmosphere will continue to cause changes over the coming decades. Preparing for climate change is about understanding these changes and developing appropriate measures to respond and be prepared. It’s what we call being “climate-ready”. Climate change affects our homes, jobs, health, and even our mental wellbeing. We will need to come together and support one another as we experience more and more impacts of climate change.
Dr. Shannon Waters, Medical Health Officer
People need a wide range of resources to cope with these changes, both in an emergency and from day-to-day. We want to know what kind of supports are currently available, and how they might need to change going forward.
Question 4: What community groups and organizations do you turn to or get support from in times of change or stress? What type of supports do you receive from these organizations? How would these supports need to change given the increased risk of wildfires, heatwaves, droughts and floods?
Share photos of the changes you are seeing on social media and tag #ClimateReadyBC and #MyClimateStoryBC