Adaptation Stories

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Call for Ontario Adaptation Resources

Are you experiencing the impacts of climate change in your line of work? Are you currently planning for, or implementing, adaptation plans or actions? If so, OCCIAR would like to hear from you! The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is currently seeking information on how various sectors in Ontario are managing […]

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Webinar: Green Resilience: Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies

Webinar: Green Resilience: Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies

If you are a member of the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP), register now for this upcoming webinar: Green Resilience: Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies Wednesday, December 21st 3:00 – 4:30 pm CST Climate change mitigation and adaptation planning are typically treated as separate efforts. Yet there are measures that yield both climate change […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Webinar: Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation in Mining

The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is offering the following upcoming webinar: An Assessment of the Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation in Mining Thursday, December 15th 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET A changing climate presents physical risks to mine infrastructure as mines are often located in challenging geographies that […]

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Webinar: Bringing Together Communities, Businesses and Governments to Tackle Flood Risk

Webinar: Bringing Together Communities, Businesses and Governments to Tackle Flood Risk

The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is pleased to announce the following webinar: FloodSmartCanada – Bringing Together Communities, Businesses and Governments to Tackle Flood Risk Tuesday, November 29th 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Presenter: Shawna Peddle (Director, Partners for Action, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo) Flooding is the most common […]

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Partners for Action Report Release: At the Front Lines of Flood- How Prepared are Ontario Communities?

Partners for Action Report Release: At the Front Lines of Flood- How Prepared are Ontario Communities?

“Communities are at the front line of flood and climate adaptation, and are the first to react and drive the policy changes we need. However, some feel they are left to their own devices to make informed decisions about the risk of flood for their residents.” We interviewed 18 Ontario municipalities, 2 First Nation communities, […]

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LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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Bob Sandford on 'The Current': Transnational Water Policy

Bob Sandford on ‘The Current’: Transnational Water Policy

Bob Sandford, ACT’s water policy adviser and co-author of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, appeared on CBC’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti today discussing international water policy and laws. Two municipalities along the Great Lakes – one Canadian and one American- are currently battling over access to water that crosses borders. Bob’s expertise focuses […]

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