What is this engagement about?
The Government’s CleanBC plan puts the province on the path to a cleaner, better future – reducing climate emissions and transforming where we live and work, how we get around, and how we power our industry. This is only part of addressing the climate change challenge. We need to also take steps to prepare and respond to the impacts of climate change that are already underway.
Across B.C. we’ve seen record wildfires, extreme weather, increased drought and more frequent flooding. As residents, businesses, Indigenous peoples and all levels of government, we need to work together to better understand what’s at risk and what we can do to be prepared.
That’s why the Province of British Columbia is developing a climate preparedness and adaptation strategy to help ensure that communities across B.C. can prepare for a changing climate.
We want to hear from you. We want to know how B.C.’s changing climate is affecting you and what you think needs to be done to prepare for climate change in your community and across the province.
You may submit your feedback by January 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the following ways:
- Complete the online questionnaire.
- Share your thoughts on the different topics on the discussion forum.
- Anyone from individuals to business, Indigenous Nations and local governments to associations and non-governmental organizations can make written submissions to ClimateReadyBC@gov.bc.ca. More detail is on the submission page.
Do you have a story about a climate change-related event? Share your experience on social media using the hashtag #MyClimateStoryBC and #ClimateReadyBC
How will my contribution make a difference?
Public input from the online engagement will be incorporated into a “What We Heard” report to be released in early 2020. Following this, the Province will release an intentions paper detailing the policy direction government plans to use in developing the climate preparedness and adaptation strategy.
The input gathered over this period will add to ongoing engagements with Indigenous communities and local governments, organizations, stakeholder groups, and youth.
Details of the Consultation:
Date: November 7, 2019 to January 10, 2020
Location: Province Wide
Type: Online, Email