Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Potential

Summary

Climate change is a complex, cross-cutting issue that poses risks to environmental, social, and economic systems. Given the scale of climate change ― in terms of cost, consequences, and the pervasiveness of its impact ― an effective response and the efficient use of public resources require identifying and addressing the most significant risks. This assessment will examine the top climate change risks facing both Canada and the federal government, and their relative significance. The assessment will also consider which of these risks have the most potential to be minimized by adaptation measures.

The Sponsor: Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS)

The Question: What are the top climate change risks facing both Canada and the federal government, and their relative significance, and which have the most potential to be minimized by adaptation measures?

 

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