Preparing for Climate Change: An Implementation Guide for Local Governments in BC” will take place on December 11, 2012 from 1 to 2pm Eastern time.

The webinar was prepared in response to the need for practical on-the-ground adaptation solutions for local governments, elected officials and staff, including planners, engineers, chief administrative officers, financial officers, and others. The Guide covers a wide range of topics including: OCP (municipal level strategic land-use planning) policies, zoning, liability, infrastructure, asset management, emergency planning, etc. and it contains hundreds of community examples, resources and checklist questions.

The Webinar will be presented by Cathy LeBlanc (Senior Planner with the Intergovernmental Relations and Planning Branch of the BC Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development) who will share some background of the Guide and highlight key tools and checklists, along with Deborah Carlson (Staff Counsel at West Coast Environmental Law) who will discuss key lessons about climate change adaptation, effective practices to enhance resiliency, and emerging liability issues.

To attend the webinar, please RSVP to Annette Morand ( to receive the sign-in information and important webinar updates.