On June 28th, the Government of Canada released a new national assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report. ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford co-authored the “Cities and Towns” chapter with ICLEI Canada’s Managing Director Ewa Jackson and University of Victoria Associate Professor and Civil Engineer Dr. David Bristow, under the guidance of lead author Dr. Craig Brown.
Local governments are profoundly affected by climate change impacts such as extreme heat, flood and wildfire. While the prospect of tackling this global crisis at the local scale may be daunting, our communities can drive widespread progress on climate action by leveraging local economic productivity, infrastructure networks, and proximity to decision-makers. (CLICK HERE for full article)