Partnerships to support adaptation action

Adapting and building resilience requires sustained, ambitious and collaborative efforts from governments, Indigenous Peoples, the private sector, professional associations, academia, non-governmental organizations and individuals.

Canada’s climate change adaptation platform

Ensuring that economic sectors in Canada are able to adapt and thrive in the face of changing climatic conditions is important to growth and prosperity for:

Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform is an invitation-based forum for collaboration on adaptation priorities. Members include all levels of government, Indigenous organizations and governments, communities, industry, and professional and academic organizations.

Building capacity for action  

We are investing $75 million over five years in the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program led by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The program helps municipalities lower their greenhouse gas emissions. It also supports municipalities in preparing for expected climate change impacts and responding to recent changes.

The Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise program aims to increase adaptation action and resilience. Differentiated priorities for programming at the regional level are established by working in partnership with the provinces to identify regional needs.

Every year the federal government hosts a National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction in a Canadian community. Participation is open to the public. The discussions focus on how to lessen the risks of disasters, including those caused by climate change impacts.

The Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program is building the capacity of First Nations and Inuit communities to adapt to the health impacts of climate change. It does so by funding community-designed and driven projects. The program has separate streams for communities located north and south of 60°N.

The First Nation Adapt Program provides funding to First Nation communities located south of 60°N to assess and respond to climate change impacts on community infrastructure and emergency management. The program works with First Nation communities to identify region-specific priorities, impacts and opportunities for climate change projects in the most impacted areas.

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