OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 24, 2022 /CNW/ – Climate Proof Canada congratulates the Government of canada on the announcement of its first National Adaptation Strategy, Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy: Building Resilient Communities and a Strong Economy. Today’s announcement represents a bold step forward by delivering a strategy with world-leading targets and clear goals that will drive necessary progress on adapting to the worst impacts of climate change.
The National Adaptation Strategy and corresponding National Action Plan reflect Climate Proof Canada’s recommendation to set out a sequence of five-year action plans to address flood, wildfire and extreme heat.
Importantly, the National Adaptation Strategy comes with a critical down payment today to begin delivering on key priorities to increase community resilience and better protect communities against flood, fire and extreme heat. This investment will also help educate many across canada about the risks they face as a result of climate change. This is a smart investment.
The National Adaptation Strategy takes a whole-of-society approach which is necessary to protect Canada’s communities and the economy. Climate Proof Canada members look forward to continuing to support and strengthen the National Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan, and stand ready to play an active role in working with the federal government to finalize targets.
“The National Adaptation Strategy (NAS) merits accolades. It paints a vivid and realistic picture of evolving challenges presented by climate change. Additionally, aggressive but achievable short-term targets are presented to counter the evolving challenges of flooding and extremity. The NAS embraces continuous improvement, and it positions climate change as an all-of-society challenge with solutions. The NAS presents a solid platform for canada to prepare for, and limit the impacts of, extreme weather.”