Expert panel on climate change adaptation and resilience results

The Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results (the Expert Panel) will help define how to measure progress on federal, provincial, and territorial adaptation efforts in building Canada’s resilience to climate change. The panel will also communicate to Canadians about preparations for and recovering from the impacts of climate change.

Having a better understanding of this progress will enable us to continuously evaluate and improve our adaptation actions to provide better results for Canadians.

Objectives and key outcomes of the Expert Panel

By spring 2018, the Expert Panel will propose a suite of indicators to measure progress on adaptation and climate resilience, which can be used to:

  • Assess change in Canada’s resilience to climate change impacts as a result of provincial, territorial and federal adaptation actions;
  • Communicate national progress and results on adaptation to Canadians; and

To support these objectives, the Expert Panel will:

  • Identify gaps in adaptation indicators and propose new indicators;
  • Review existing approaches and requirements for adaptation indicators to understand whether any current interim indicators are appropriate; and
  • Suggest approaches to implementing a sustainable system of measuring progress on adaptation.

Expert Panel members

The Expert Panel will be chaired by Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, at the University of Waterloo. Panel members include representatives from academia, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, as well as Indigenous and youth organizations. They will engage with provinces and territories in their work.

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