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Equitable Climate Adaptation

Considerations for Local Governments

Equitable Climate Adaptation: Considerations for Local Governments

This resource is intended to address the barriers preventing local governments from taking action to support climate change adaptation in a way that centers equity and community engagement. This resource aims to create both a case for this approach as well as offer tangible, actionable ideas and tools for partners in local government.

The three goals of this resource are to:

  • Understand and address primary barriers preventing municipalities from centering equity and engagement in climate change adaptation.
  • Provide replicable and inspiring case studies of local governments and partnerships that have had relevant success.
  • Highlight tangible and applicable tools for centering equity and engagement in adaptation efforts.

Webinar Replay

In this webinar, Heliya Babazadeh-Oleghi from the City of Mississauga talked about challenges with equitable climate action, Julius Lindsay (he/him) from Black Environmentalist Alliance presented approaches to integrating equity into climate adaptation, and Ewa Jackson of ICLEI Canada walked participants through the new Equitable Climate Adaptation: Considerations for Local Governments on Integrating Equity and Climate Adaptation resource and how to use it. Participants also had the opportunity to ask questions and share their own learnings in a conversation moderated by Rena Viehbeck from ICLEI Canada.

The development of this resource was supported by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks and Environment and Climate Change Canada as part of the Advancing Adaptation Project.  We would also like to acknowledge the individuals who graciously shared their experience and knowledge to help shape this resource.

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