|Title||Hazard change caused by climate change: workshop report|
|Source||Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8248, 2017, 106 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/302786 (Open Access)|
|Publisher||Natural Resources Canada|
|Meeting||Hazard Change Caused by Climate Change Workshop; Vancouver, BC; CA; February 22, 2016|
|Subjects||environmental geology; Nature and Environment; climate; climate effects; meteorology; land use; sea level changes; governments; planning; floods; climate change; natural hazards; hazard change;
weather-caused hazards; weather-triggered hazards; policy; decision making; risk management; climate change adaptation; information needs; tools; governance; partnerships; communication; education|
|Illustrations||photographs; tables; bar graphs; pie charts|
|Program||Public Safety Geoscience,
Quantitative risk assessment project|
|Released||2017 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.