Spotlight Issue: Organization of An Expert Panel to Advise Federal Government on Climate Framework Issues
In August 2017, a panel of experts was created to advise the federal government on the progress of federal, provincial, and territorial adaptation efforts to build Canada’s resilience to climate change. For example, the panel will report on the effectiveness of climate-smart infrastructure and new building codes that are aimed to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Panel will monitor the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (Dec 2016) and track how these efforts will help Canada meet the greenhouse gas emissions reduction target that it made in the Paris Agreement.
By spring 2018, the expert panel will identify gaps and recommend a suite of new or revised indicators to measure change as a result of adaptation actions. Panel members include academia, the private sector, non-profits, as well as Indigenous and youth organizations.
To read more about the panel visit https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2017/08/the_government_ofcanadacreatesanexpertpanelonadaptingtoclimatech.html
Status: Right Direction
Extreme weather events, such as wildfires and floods, underscore the need to better prepare Canadians to adapt and build resilience to climate change impacts. A better understanding of Canada’s progress will enable the government to implement continuous evaluation and improved adaptation actions for Canadians. These indicators will show national progress on adaptation and climate response toward Canada’s pledge to the Paris Agreement and are strongly needed.
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To help ensure the success of the Federal Advisory Panel, please contact members of the panel.
Mail: Dr. Blair Feltmate, Chair Expert Panel c/o Michael Copage, Policy Analyst
200 Sacre-Cœur Boulevard, 13th Floor, Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3 Tel: 819-938-3644