Please join Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice for the next OCCIAR webinar

On Thursday, May 24th 2012 from 1-2pm EDT, Ewa Jackson, Manager of ICLEI Canada, will be giving a webinar on “So Now What? An Introduction to Communicating Climate Change“. This webinar will serve as a crash-course on communicating climate change and translating communication into action. After an introduction into the basics of communications, the bulk of the presentation will focus on answering the five big questions: Who? What? Why? When? and How?. Join this webinar to learn more about the importance of creating locally tailored messages and how communities large and small have done this successfully!

Joining the webinar is easy! Simply call 1-647-426-3315 or toll free 1-866-387-4893, dial participant code 920492 and log in (as a guest) at *If you plan to attend, please RSVP to

Can you help answer the latest ‘Call for Knowledge’?

Prativa Pradhan needs your help: She is curious to know if any other provincial governments have guides on how to include climate change into Environmental Impact Assessments.  This could include reports, guides, regulations etc.  Nova Scotia published one such report, found here. If you can help Prativa with her call for knowledge, please click here.

There is a new addition to the CoP library!

Adapting to Climate Change: A Business Approach (2008) – This paper outlines a sensible business approach to analyzing and adapting to the physical risks of climate change. It focuses on a critical first step in assessing these climate impacts: understanding the potential risks to business and the importance of taking action to mitigate those risks.

Mark your calendars!

European Climate Change Adaptation Conference: Integrating Climate into Action (March 18-20, 2013) – This conference will bring together scientists and practitioners working on adaptation to the impacts of climate change. The conference will create a European forum bringing together world-class science, with the aim of fostering a creative dialogue with climate adaptation policy makers and practitioners. The theme of the conference is integrating climate into action.

Craving some adaptation reading material? Check you this recently posted news article:

Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation announces $7 million in funding for adaptation projects in Alberta