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City of Rossland: Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative

The City of Rossland, BC has released a case study as part of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT)’s Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative (CACCI).

In October 2009, the City of Rossland and its Sustainability Commission commenced a one-year project as part of Phase Two of CACCI.

The newly released case study contains an outline of the process followed in that project, the key climate impacts and vulnerability and risk findings and the final recommendations of the project Steering Committee for consideration by Rossland City Council.

ACT was pleased to participate in the project through development of two preliminary reports:

  • Historical and Future Climate in Rossland, British Columbia, which provides an overview of Rossland’s historical climate, spatial climate trends, climate variability and future climate projections for temperature, precipitation, hydrological projections, plus implications for biodiversity and agriculture and extreme weather.
  • Economic and Policy Outlook Rossland, British Columbia: Preliminary Report, which reviews Rossland’s status and outlook with regard to key economic indicators including population, income, labour force, housing, transportation, industry, mining, tourism, land use, water and energy, and Rossland’s existing policy frameworks including the Official Community Plan (OCP) and Strategic Sustainability Plan (SSP).

The report and further information about the CBT’s Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative can be found here.

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