- Author : The Expert Panel on Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Potential
- Publisher : Council of Canadian Academies
- Release Date : 2019-07-04
- Genre: Science
- Pages : 88
- ISBN 10 : 9781926522678
Canada s Top Climate Change Risks Excerpt :
Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks identifies the top risk areas based on the extent and likelihood of the potential damage, and rates the risk areas according to society’s ability to adapt and reduce negative outcomes. These 12 major areas of risk are: agriculture and food, coastal communities, ecosystems, fisheries, forestry, geopolitical dynamics, governance and capacity, human health and wellness, Indigenous ways of life, northern communities, physical infrastructure, and water. The report describes an approach to inform federal risk prioritization and adaptation responses. The Panel outlines a multi-layered method of prioritizing adaptation measures based on an understanding of the risk, adaptation potential, and federal roles and responsibilities.