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Policy recommendation

Focus on adaptation for a successful transition

Équiterre's comments on the National Adaptation Strategy

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In 2022, the federal government sought our expertise as part of the consultations on the national adaptation strategy. Our preliminary comments focus on the changes required to ensure the resilience of our economy, agriculture and communities.

We believe that Canada is particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change, and that adaptation needs to be better planned. Some adaptations are regulatory or budgetary, but others are systemic.

To succeed, transition and adaptation must be inclusive and rooted in people's realities, at the heart of communities across the country.

Read to understand:

  • The current situation in Canada in terms of adaptation strategies and available tools;
  • Adaptation of the agricultural sector and in communities;
  • The multiple objectives of adaptation: reducing risks and vulnerabilities and increasing ecosystem resilience;
  • How adaptation strategies can be tools for combating social inequalities, by prioritizing the most vulnerable sectors and communities.
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