CIG Seminar- Ian Walker, U Victoria

Start Date/Time: Thursday, November 13, 2008, 1:30 PM
Ending Date/Time: Thursday, November 13, 2008, 3:00 PM
Location: MSB 123

Climate change impacts & adaptations in British Columbia: Results from a recent Canadian National Assessment
This talk presents an overview of findings from the British Columbia Chapter of Natural Resource Canada's recent national assessment entitled, From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate 2007. The BC chapter presents both regional and sectoral impacts and ongoing adaptations as well as new downscaled climatology assessments and future scenarios. A case study of two very different coastal communities (Graham Island, Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands and the Corporation of Delta in Greater Vancouver) is presented to highlight community-based research approaches and the resulting intricacies of assessing climate change impacts with communities toward developing relevant and appropriate adaptation strategies. The presentation concludes with a discussion of policy-relevant findings that could apply to many regions of the Pacific Northwest.

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