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(Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here’s what we can do about it (CBC News)

On April 30th, CBC News published a story detailing the flooded or areas at risk of future flooding as a result of a legacy of poor planning in communities across Canada. Climate change, coupled with a changed landscape, due to agriculture, urban development and other land use decisions has increased communities vulnerability to flooding. ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford, is quoted in the article stating, “it’s time to stop talking about climate as though it’s a separate thing and just mainstream it through all of our urban planning.”

 

ACT has been working to advance climate change policy recommendations for over a decade. Our current focus is in advancing the Low Carbon Resilience approach which looks to integrate emissions reductions strategies (mitigation) while building resilience (adaptation) to impacts such as flooding, urban heat island effect, and sea level rise.

To read the full CBC News article, click here. 

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