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”. The threat of climate change is real – but so are the opportunities to find new and creative approaches to address the changes to come. Climate is built into all our decisions, from how and where we build our homes to how we grow our food and effectively use our water.
Addressing changes to our climate will require individuals, businesses, and all levels of government to work together to find innovative responses. Those taking steps to include climate change in their decision making will be in the best position to take advantage of potential opportunities, reduce the costs of potential impacts and be prepared for the future.
Question 5: In the sector you are working in, how are you helping reduce the risks climate change poses to your business and take advantage of potential opportunities? How would you like to see others reduce their risk or prepare for opportunities? Are there success stories that you can share with us?
Share photos of the changes you are seeing on social media and tag #ClimateReadyBC and #MyClimateStoryBC