Our climate is changing and B.C.’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy is helping to ensure we’re ready for it.

The draft strategy strengthens our capacity to anticipate and respond to climate-related events like increasing wildfires, more frequent flooding, longer summer droughts and heatwaves, while also helping us to adapt to changes that happen more slowly like changes in growing seasons, ecosystem shifts and sea level rise.

It highlights the first phase of actions we’re taking in 2021-22 to help prepare B.C. for the impacts of climate change, as well as a suite of proposed actions for 2022-25, which we are inviting the public to provide input on.

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Public engagement is now closed.

Public engagement on the proposed actions for 2022-25 in the strategy as well as the draft guiding principles was held from June 9 – August 12, 2021. This feedback is being used to finalize actions and inform the implementation plan for the next phase of the strategy anticipated for release in 2022.

The strategy was developed together with the public, Indigenous Nations, local governments and organizations throughout B.C., and builds on the significant climate adaptation work already done to date. The strategy is also based on the draft guiding principles that help ensure we are taking into consideration existing social conditions and challenges as we prepare for climate change.

We recognize that Indigenous Nations, local governments, businesses and individuals have been significantly impacted by climate-related events this past summer. If you would like to continue to share your thoughts on how B.C. can prepare and adapt to climate change, please email your comments to ClimateReadyBC@gov.bc.ca.

View summaries of previous engagements that led to the development of the strategy.

To learn more, visit the B.C. Climate Preparedness and Adaptation website.

Read the draft Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy.