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BC Climate Risk Assessment & Adaptation Strategy - Anna Stemberger, BC Ministry of Agriculture

Overview of BC government assessment and strategy development for climate change adaptation.

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BC Climate Risk Assessment & Adaptation Strategy - Anna Stemberger, BC Ministry of Agriculture

  1. 1. Climate Ready BC: Preparing Together Developing a climate preparedness strategy for B.C.
  2. 2. Building Blocks for Adaptation Understand Climate-Related Risks Build Capacity Manage Climate-Related Risks Plan for a Resilient Future Report on Climate-Related Risks 2
  3. 3. Climate Risk Assessment Overview 3
  4. 4. OverallResults- Consequences *Individual consequences are rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (Insignificant to Catastrophic). The size of the bar indicates individual consequence ratings. 4
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  6. 6. Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy Building Blocks for adaptation 6
  7. 7. Whole of Government Approach Needed Climate Change In British Columbia Human Health and Mental Health Social Services and Equity Tourism and Recreation Communities Infrastructure and Transporta-tion Species and Ecosystems Natural Resource Harvesting and Extraction Fisheries and Aquaculture Agriculture and Food Security 7
  8. 8. Documents & Deliverables Engagement & Outreach Legislative Framework & Accountability Fall 2018 Oct - Dec Winter 2019 Jan-Mar Spring 2019 April-June Summer 2019 July-Sept Fall 2019 Oct-Dec Winter 2020 Jan-Mar Spring 2020 April-June Summer 2020 July-Sept Fall 2020 Oct-Dec ENGAGE & DEVELOP ENGAGE & REFINE Draft Policy Proposals Released Climate Change Accountability Act brought into force CleanBC Plan Released First progress report from core government FINALIZEPREPARE Preliminary Provincial Climate Risk Assessment Released What We Heard, Draft Principles & Priorities Provincial Adaptation Strategy Released Indigenous Engagement Adaptation Canada 2020 Stakeholder and Local Government Engagement Ministry & Public Sector Engagement Elders Gathering FN Leadership Gathering Citizen Engagement UBCM Convention UBCM Association meetings Engagement Timeline 8
  9. 9. • Questionnaire – Focused on regional perceptions of risk and climate preparedness • Discussion Forum – New discussion question every couple of weeks (one on food security) • Written Submissions https://engage.gov.bc.ca/climatereadybc/ First phase open until Jan 10, 2020. Input will help inform policy intentions papers 9 #ClimateReadyBC #MyClimateStoryBC
  10. 10. 10 Thank you. Questions? Anna Stemberger Anna.Stemberger@gov.bc.ca General Inquiries ClimateRisk@gov.bc.ca Website: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/env ironment/climate- change/adaptation

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