Vancouver is one of four participating cities from across the world including Manila, Lagos, and Bangkok who will take part in a $12.5-million initiative known as the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change.
The study, “Coastal cities at risk: Building adaptive capacity for managing climate change in coastal megacities”, addresses an important gap in Canada’s climate change knowledge and will teach the participating cities to anticipate, manage, and reduce climate risk vulnerability through adaptation.
The research teams will each receive $2.5-million over a five-year period to study how best to protect people, communities, and vital economic sectors such as agriculture and tourism, that are most at risk from the effects of climate change.
Visit the Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) website for more information about the project.
ACT CCaR activities are documented here:
- ACT hosts Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities conference (March 2012)
- Leading Climate Change Experts To Gather in Vancouver to Discuss Fate of Cities Facing Rising Sea Levels (March 6, 2012)
- Join ACT for Climate Change: Coastal Impacts for Major Cities (March 2, 2012)
- ACT SFU to participate in $2.5-million climate change study (June 30, 2011)