Adapting to climate change in Canada
Climate change is affecting Canada. Extreme weather events, such as wildfires and floods, underline the need for Canadians to better adapt and build resilience to climate change. We are helping Canadians do this.
What is adaptation?
Adaptation means adjusting our decisions, behaviours and activities to account for existing or expected changes in climate. Adaptation measures can be taken either before or after we experience the effects of a changing climate. Examples of adaptation measures include:
- creating tougher building standards for areas where more snow is expected
- limiting development in coastal areas where sea level is expected to rise
- restoring wetlands to reduce flooding
- making changes to protect our health during heat events
By making informed decisions, we can protect ourselves, our families, our communities and our businesses from the impacts of climate change.
Services and information
Understand the impacts of climate change
Knowledge, information and tools to understand the impacts of climate change and extreme weather.
Take action to respond to climate impacts
Actions that decision-makers and individuals can take to plan for and adapt to climate change impacts.
Our plans and actions
The Government of Canada’s plans, actions and activities that support adaptation and climate resilience.
Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy
The Government of Canada is developing a national adaptation strategy by working with provincial, territorial and municipal governments; Indigenous Peoples; and other key partners.
Partnerships to support action
Partnerships between governments, Indigenous Peoples, the private sector, professional associations, academia, non-governmental organizations and individuals that advance adaptation and resilience.
International actions to support adaptation
Canada’s International priorities, including the Paris Agreement, Conference of Parties, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Sendai Framework, Sustainable Development Goals, international financing and agreements.
Funding opportunities to support adaptation action.
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