Guidance on Good Practices in Climate Change Risk Assessment

April 22, 2021 in New Documents

CCME has posted Guidance on Good Practices in Climate Change Risk Assessment and its accompanying Good Practices in Climate Change Risk Assessment – A Summary.
 
Climate change impacts magnify existing stressors or challenges and may create new ones, such as areas becoming newly vulnerable to sea-level rise and coastal inundation. The social, economic and environmental costs of climate change can be high.
 
This guidance document with its accompanying summary supports good practices in conducting climate risk assessments across jurisdictions by providing a location-specific understanding of climate impacts and the risks they pose. The guidance document introduces the fundamentals of climate change risk assessment, and outlines questions users should consider prior to undertaking a climate change risk assessment. The accompanying summary supports users in determining which good practice best addresses their needs.
 
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