Climate Ready: Preparing Together – Results of Phase 1 Engagement

Engagement Summary

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 for – and respond to – impacts of a changing climate.

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. are able to prepare for a changing climate.

For more information, visit the Climate Ready BC engage website.


Phase 1 Engagement Timeframe
November 7, 2019 to January 10, 2020


Input Received

In total, 225 paper copies and 2,733 online questionnaires were completed. We received 265 online comments within six online discussion topic areas. In addition, a total of 57 individual and 32 submissions from organizations were received, as well as 488 mail form letters.

Input leads to action:

Public input from the online Phase 1 engagement has been incorporated into a “What We Heard” report. Read the full report.