The Government’s CleanBC plan puts the province on the path to a cleaner, better future – reducing climate emissions and transforming where we live and work, how we get around, and how we power our industry. This is only part of addressing the climate change challenge. We need to also take steps to prepare and respond to the impacts of climate change that are already underway.

Across B.C. we’ve seen record wildfires, extreme weather, increased drought and more frequent flooding. As residents, businesses, Indigenous peoples and all levels of government, we need to work together to better understand what’s at risk and what we can do to be prepared.

That’s why the Province of British Columbia is developing a climate preparedness and adaptation strategy to help ensure that communities across B.C. can prepare for a changing climate.

This phase of engagement is now closed.

Between November 7, 2019 and January 10, 2020, people shared their thoughts thoughts and solutions by filling out the questionnaire and joining the online discussion. Public input gathered from this online engagement period will be incorporated into a “What We Heard” report to be released early this year. Following this, the Province will release an intentions paper detailing the policy direction government plans to use in developing the climate preparedness and adaptation strategy.