ACT

ADAPTATION TO
CLIMATE CHANGE
TEAM

LOW CARBON RESILIENCE:
TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE
PLANNING FOR CANADA

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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 separately.

This new white paper from ACT points to the co-benefits and synergies we can achieve if we consider adaptation and mitigation simultaneously. This approach has already been outlined under different names by a variety of experts, whose contributions we acknowledge and deeply appreciate.

We advocate here for its expansion by placing ecosystem health at the centre of planning for its implementation, in recognition of the crisis unfolding in the biosphere of which climate change is but one symptom. We are referring to this approach as "low carbon resilience."

We hope this paper will act as a conversation starter, and stimulate both discussion and innovation as we move to implement meaningful action on the challenges we face.

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Principal Authors

Edward Nichol

M.E.S. (Pl), senior ACT researcher

Deborah Harford

Executive Director, ACT.

With support from