at 10H30 | 518 A

Canada’s action in climate Change Adaptation

Presented by: Environnement et Chanagements climatiques Canada
Adapting to climate change

- A Closer Look – Canadian Centre for Climate Services

Overview of CCCS as a key organization to support initiating adaptation efforts. Includes interactive session using instant polling technology to better understand levels of awareness and user needs.

- Domestic and International Adaptation Actions

Overview of federal activity on climate change adaptation – including the new Global Commission on Adaptation that will accelerate actions and focus on solutions. Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva will oversee this commission.

- Case Study - Standards Council of Canada’s Standards to Support Resilience in Infrastructure Program

Overview of the Standards Council of Canada’s Standards to Support Resilience in Infrastructure Program, illustrated through a case study. The case study will present the work of Credit Valley Conservation, Ontario on applying a new risk management framework for prioritizing flood-resiliency work in existing residential communities.

- Innovation, Technologies and International Opportunities towards Adaptation

The Clean Growth Hub is a whole-of-government focal point for clean technology focused on supporting companies and projects, coordinating programs and tracking results. The Hub also advances the Clean Technology and Innovation pillar of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, and is part of the Innovation and Skills Plan. The presentation will give an overview of the Clean Growth Hub and federal programs and support available to clean technology companies and projects in Canada and abroad.