Climate change is already impacting communities across British Columbia. We’ve seen record wildfires, extreme weather, increased drought and more frequent flooding. That’s why the government’s CleanBC plan commits the Province to develop a Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy to help ensure that communities across B.C. can prepare for a changing climate.
CleanBC is helping to reduce climate pollution and put us on the path to a low-carbon economy that creates opportunities for everyone. While this is a critical part of addressing the climate change challenge, we also need to take steps to prepare and respond to the impacts of climate change that are already underway.
We want to hear from you. We are inviting you or your organization to provide your thoughts on how climate change is affecting you as well as your visions for how to build a resilient, climate-ready future. This input will help the Province better understand how to develop policies and programs that support communities across B.C.
People can share their thoughts until Jan. 10, 2020, through an online questionnaire, discussion forum and written submissions. Additional opportunities for public input will follow in early 2020, with the release of the final climate preparedness and adaptation strategy later in the year.
Have your say: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/climatereadybc/
Join the conversation on social media by tagging #ClimateReadyBC and #MyClimateStoryBC
To learn about what B.C. is already doing to prepare for climate impacts, visit: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/climate-change/adaptation.
Your input is greatly appreciated. We need to work together to prepare our communities for B.C.’s changing climate.
Assistant Deputy Minister
Climate Action Secretariat