Tracking progress on adaptation through the City of Surrey’s Sustainability Dashboard

For over eight years, the City of Surrey has been using a Sustainability Dashboard to communicate progress on items relating to its Sustainability Charter, which addresses the following themes: inclusion, built environment and neighbourhoods, public safety, economic prosperity and livelihoods, ecosystems, education and culture, health and wellness, and infrastructure. The dashboard is updated annually and, although it is explicitly focused on sustainability, there are several indicators that report on data relevant to climate change adaptation (e.g., shade trees planted on public property, extent of green infrastructure network). Some of the indicators also display links that encourage individuals to take action. Surrey is involved in the development of World Council for City Data’s ISO 37123 for Resilient Cities, and plans to explore how these indicators could be integrated into the dashboard in the future.

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