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Together for Climate

Managing Risk Through Community Collaboration

Together for Climate: Managing Risk through Community Collaboration

With support from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, ICLEI Canada is building capacity on climate action convening eight municipalities from across Vancouver Island in a collaborative adaptation planning process. The project centres around a series of workshops in which we are bringing together the expertise of key local groups including municipal staff, regional governments, First Nations, chambers of commerce, land developers, academics, and health professionals to identify, assess, and plan for local impacts – with a focus on long-term implementation.

Participating municipalities include:

  • Campbell River
  • Courtenay
  • Port Alberni
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District
  • Saanich
  • Esquimalt
  • Colwood
  • Capital Regional District

The project includes three province wide Climate Symposia to help showcase the efforts and progress of the communities with a wider British Columbia audience. The first of these national workshops was held in Victoria in November 2018.

Contact for more information about this project. 


Lasting Legacy: Sharing the Together for Climate Project Results 

Webinar Details

ICLEI Canada is excited to present the results of our Together for Climate (T4C) project, funded through the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia’s (REFBC) granting program.

During the two-year T4C project we mobilized a collaborative planning process with eight municipalities across Vancouver Island – working to build adaptive capacity and community resilience in the face of local climatic impacts. Join us on this webinar as we explore some lessons learned through the T4C projects and hear from project participants on their experience in developing their community climate adaptation plans.

We will also be introducing a new resource, ‘Considering Sea Level Rise and Cultural Heritage: A Resource for Municipalities’, which came to be through the realization in this project that many communities hold a collective concern regarding the impacts of sea level rise on cultural heritage and assets; however, there is a gap in understanding and knowledge regarding ways in which we can manage these sites. We will be unpacking this resource and providing some key takeaways for local governments looking to protect cultural heritage but are not sure where to start.

Our guest speakers include:

  • Hana Lapp, Climate Change Programs Manager, ICLEI Canada 
  • Maggie Baynham, Senior Sustainability Planner, the District of Saanich
  • Chris Osborne, Acting Manager Long Range Planning and Sustainability, the City of Campbell River
  • Nicole Smith, Archaeologist

Photos: Concrete Bridge by James Wheeler; Victoria British Columbia by Amerune (Flickr); Sheila Sund, Mini-waterfall, (Flickr 2018)