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TitleHazard change caused by climate change: workshop report
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHeideman, M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8248, 2017, 106 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
MeetingHazard Change Caused by Climate Change Workshop; Vancouver, BC; CA; February 22, 2016
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsenvironmental geology; Nature and Environment; climate; climate effects; meteorology; land use; sea level changes; governments; planning; floods; Climate change; Natural hazards; Policy; Decision making; Risk management; Climate change adaptation; Tools; Governance; Partnerships; Education
Illustrationsphotographs; tables; bar graphs; pie charts
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Quantitative risk assessment project
Released2017 07 12
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
A workshop was organized to start and promote a national discussion about weather-caused or -triggered hazards that are changing in a warming world. Experts on natural hazards, risk management, policy and climate change identified social, political, economic, environmental, scientific, and technical challenges in relation to changing hazards in a changing climate. Most challenges related to managing changing hazards, rather than an understanding of the hazards. Political challenges, for example a lack of clear legislation and policies, were identified as the highest priority. Flooding was identified as the largest threat and the biggest challenge for Canada and (southwest) British Columbia. The main concerns do not relate to an understanding of flood science or hazards, but concern a lack of information or consistent policies, or interpretation of or access to data. The results of the workshop revealed substantial demand and need for continued and more focused dialogue, collaboration, and cooperation to deal with changing hazards due to a changes in climate.

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