On November 24, the Federal Government released the National Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan. The Strategy and Action Plan was a result of extensive consultation with industry, other orders of government, and the public.
“The Surrey Board of Trade has been advocating for a national approach to issues related to natural disasters and climate change, and we are pleased with the National Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan, which included many of the recommendations we made over the years,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “The Action Plan in particular will have profound impacts on how we can protect businesses and the economy when another natural disaster hits.”
“What we need now is for the Federal Government to work with provincial, regional and municipal governments as well as the private sector – to ensure that the action plan and its impact on investment decisions create the results that we need – and the innovation that we need to face climate change challenges.”
The Surrey Board of Trade is a part of the Climate Proof Canada Coalition (membership is noted below).
Read the Government of Canada Adaptation Action Plan here.
Read the policy on Floods here.
Read the partnered policy on Funding For Climate Change Adaptation here.
Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342, firstname.lastname@example.org
Climate Proof Canada Coalition Members
Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Insurance Brokers’ Association of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada
Intact Financial Corporation
Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation
Sun Life Financial
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Métis National Council
DISASTER RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS
Canadian Red Cross
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Forest Products Association of Canada
Surrey Board of Trade
ENVIRONMENTAL NGOS AND RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Intact Centre for Climate Adaptation
International Institute for Sustainable Development
Smart Prosperity Institute
The Pembina Institute