Our climate is changing, and we need to plan for a “new normal.” Impacts include rising sea levels, more extreme weather events, increased risk of flooding, forest fires and seasonal water shortages.
West Coast Environmental Law is working with local governments and experts to support climate adaptation that not only makes our communities resilient but offers multiple benefits for the environment and community members. Our legal perspective helps us identify key barriers and opportunities for implementing solutions, and where issues cross physical and jurisdictional boundaries we are facilitating collaboration.
In addition, recognizing that adaptation is a political, not just a technical process, West Coast supports deliberative workshops where community members can evaluate risks and offer informed input into adaptation policies.
Top photo: Province of BC