Public engagement is now closed.
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.
Public engagement on the proposed actions for 2022-25 in the strategy as well as the draft guiding principles was held from June 9 – August 12, 2021. This feedback is being used to finalize actions and inform the implementation plan for the next phase of the strategy anticipated for release in 2022.
The strategy was developed together with people, Indigenous Nations, local governments and organizations throughout B.C., and builds on 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.