Extreme Weather

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New Book: ‘Cities Adapt to Extreme Heat: Celebrating Local Leadership’

New Book: ‘Cities Adapt to Extreme Heat: Celebrating Local Leadership’

Local governments are taking action now to address the increasing risk to Canadians from extreme heat events that will only become more common and severe in the years ahead as a result of a warming climate. Cities adapt to extreme heat: Celebrating local leadership, written by seven experts from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction […]

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Webinar: Winter Road Maintenance in a Changing Climate

Next in the Fraser Basin Council’s ReTooling for Climate Change webinar series: Winter Road Maintenance in a Changing Climate Thursday, January 19th 2017 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST For many Canadian communities winter weather is a matter of high concern as considerable resources are devoted to snow and ice control. There have been concerns […]

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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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Workshop: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

Workshop: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

Save the date: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate Thursday, February 9th 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Prince George The Fraser Basin Council and Engineers Canada are hosting a workshop on infrastructure adaptation to climate change. This introductory workshop will address the future climate trends for the Upper Fraser region and how these trends will impact infrastructure. […]

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7th Annual National Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction

7th Annual National Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction

Canada’s Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be hosting the Seventh Annual National Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction in Montréal, Quebec on November 21 – 22, 2016. This year’s theme for the Roundtable, Understanding Disaster Risks, encourages participants to engage in dialogue related to the first four priorities for action under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk […]

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Toronto: Fifth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

Toronto: Fifth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

Are you around Toronto next month, or know friends who will be? Let them know about the Fifth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, which will be held in Toronto October 15-16. The Fifth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation 2016 (CCA 2016) will take place under the theme, ‘Challenges and Issues in Adaptation’. The event […]

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Hazard Change Caused by Climate Change: Report Online

Hazard Change Caused by Climate Change: Report Online

On February 22, 2016, the Centre for Natural Hazard Research, in cooperation with Simon Fraser University’s ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team) and Natural Resources Canada, hosted a one-day workshop to initiate and stimulate a national discussion about weather-caused and weather-triggered hazards that are changing in a warming world. A report of this workshop is […]

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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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