Adaptation planning in Edmonton and Calgary

To support their adaptation planning, the cities of Edmonton and Calgary commissioned a series of white papers on building a climate-resilient city in the Prairies. Calgary’s Climate Resilience Plan describes what the city is doing to reduce GHG emissions and adapt to climate change. The plan identifies risks and vulnerabilities that city services and operations face as a result of extreme weather events and the business units responsible for implementing actions to reduce those risks. The City of Edmonton took a phased approach to developing its climate change adaptation strategy, starting with an assessment of risk under current climate conditions, examining climate change over the past century and projections of future change, and preparing an economic analysis of the costs of inaction and a review of case studies.

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