Approaches to Climate Resilience in Rural, Remote, Northern, and Indigenous Communities

October 14, 2022

12:00 pm — 2:00 pm EST

Virtual Event

Approaches to Climate Resilience in Rural, Remote, Northern, and Indigenous Communities

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The Community Solutions Network is a program of Future Cities Canada. Led by Evergreen, the Network is designed to help communities build service area capacity and improve the lives of residents using data and connected technology approaches. This program is funded by the Government of Canada.
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Communities across Canada are already faced with climate change impacts, and wrestle with the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events, flooding, ice storms, heat waves, forest fires, permafrost melt, and more. Costs associated with damages to property and infrastructure, public health, as well as emergency response efforts, are rising annually. The United Nations global disaster statistics show that smaller communities with more frequent events are the most vulnerable and disproportionately affected worldwide.

This Innovation Exchange is aimed at representatives of rural, remote, northern, and Indigenous communities who are interested in approaches to climate adaptation and community resilience. The session will feature three presentations, peer-to-peer learning, and a discussion period. The three presentations include:

QUEST, who will share approaches to build climate resilience at the local level, including key resources, tools, and examples from their climate adaptation work with over 16 communities across Canada

Tamarack Institute, who will share methods for community engagement in climate adaptation, ensuring Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

CIER (Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources) and Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation on their climate change adaptation planning initiative

Agenda:

1. Land Acknowledgement

2. Welcome / Introductions

3. Evergreen / Community Solutions Network presentation

4. QUEST: Tools, resources, and methods for climate risk assessment and building community resilience

5. Tamarack Institute: Methods for community engagement in climate adaptation, ensuring Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

6. CIER (Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources) and Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation: building community engagement in climate change adaptation planning and action initiatives

7.Q&A and discussion

For more information on our upcoming events and opportunities for communities please contact:

Chelsea Carss
Senior Manager Outreach and Partnerships, Evergreen

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