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Symposium on managing risks of climate change set for Ottawa


Adaptation Canada 2016, a national symposium on the preparation for and management of risks associated with climate change, is being presented by the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) and the Ouranos consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change.

The event will be held from April 12 to 14 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, bringing together nearly 500 participants from the research community, industry, government, NGOs, the environmental network, practitioners and policymakers. Adaptation Canada will cover 189 subjects spread over 62 sessions.

The three-day symposium will offer plenary sessions, talks and presentations of implemented adaptation measures revolving around several strategic themes: the economic benefits of adaptation and climate change predictions (Day 1); adaptation in the private sector and efforts undertaken by the provinces (Day 2); and public health issues and the reduction of natural disasters (Day 3).

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“Recent weather events that affected different parts of Canada, alongside the general mobilization around climate issues we are seeing both at home and around the world, demonstrate the importance of actively addressing these challenges by adapting to climate change. The symposium aims to equip the participants such that they can effectively contribute to Canada’s leadership in this area,” says Al Douglas, director of OCCIAR.

Click here for more information on the Adaptation Canada 2016 event.