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TitleAdaptation à la hausse du niveau de la mer à Charlottetown, Île-du-Prince-Édouard
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorRichardson, G R A; Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division
SourceS'adapter aux changements climatiques : une introduction à l'intention des municipalités canadiennes; by Richardson, G R A ; Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division; 2014 p. 1-4 Open
Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Adapting to sea level rise in Charlottetown, P.E.I
File formatpdf
ProvincePrince Edward Island
Lat/Long WENS -63.5000 -63.0000 46.5000 46.2500
Subjectsenvironmental geology; Government and Politics; Health and Safety; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; Education and Training; climate effects; climate; planning; resource management; storms; models; energy conservation; sea level changes; floods; flood potential; Climate change; Environmental hazards; Weather; Environmental adaptation; Planning; Integrated management; Case studies
Illustrationsphotographs; location maps
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation Climate Change Adaptation Program
Released2014 01 01; 2020 11 13
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This case study describes how Charlottetown, P.E.I has been an innovator in Canada in planning how to adapt to climate change as it is vulnerable to coastal flooding from storm surges and sea level rise. The community has implemented, based on the best available science, simple first measures (such as raising the minimum ground floor elevation and creating development agreements) to increase resilience to these threats. In the future, as new science and adaptation tools become available and greater public awareness is raised, adaptation measures can be adjusted or new ones implemented.

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