Climate change Conservation planning

WCS Canada Comments - Ontario’s Approach to Climate Change Adaptation – January 2018

WCS Canada


Abstract

Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has been leading Ontario’s efforts to address both mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Ontario's actions around mitigation include putting a cap on the greenhouse gas pollution that businesses can emit, along with the carbon market, work with Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan to move Ontario toward a low carbon economy. Ontario’s actions around adaptation continue to evolve. In this proposal, MOECC describes further actions on adaptation including: 1) Creating a new climate change adaptation organization; 2) Working with climate change adaptation experts to undertake a province-wide risk assessment of climate impacts; 3) Developing an enhanced all-of-government approach to climate change adaptation; and 4) Sharing information on the effects of climate change. Our comments focus on these four actions and our concerns regarding how managed and unmanaged systems, specifically Ontario’s Far North, are being considered in climate change planning, both adaptation and mitigation led by MOECC and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF

Recommended citation

WCS Canada (2018). WCS Canada Comments - Ontario’s Approach to Climate Change Adaptation – January 2018. WCS Canada. https://global.wcs.org/Resources/Publications/Publications-Search-II/ctl/view/mid/13340/pubid/DMX3398800000.aspx

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