Improving How We Measure Progress on AdaptationLeveraging work from the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation Resilience results
Improving How We Measure Progress on Adaptation
We completed a project for Environment and Climate Change Canada to assess the suitability and feasibility of adaptation indicators as suggested by the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation Resilience Results (EPCCARR). In 2017, the Expert Panel was asked to recommend a suite of indicators to measure progress on adaptation and climate resilience in Canada. The recommended indicators were to align with the five key areas of action identified under the adaptation and climate resilience pillar of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. It is under this framework that the Expert Panel proposed a suite of 54 indicators and a sub-set of 19 indicators from within the larger set that could serve as a starting point for future discussion and work.
We assessed the proposed subset of 19 EPCCARR indicators to identify which indicators can be operationalized, including suggested data collection and analysis approaches, and which indicators may need to be reconsidered. The remaining 35 indicators were also assessed across an evaluation framework to determine how relevant, objective, available, realistic, specific, and understandable they were – with the final goal of determining their effectiveness over the long-term.
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