Prevent and Prepare. We must both reduce GHG emissions (mitigation) and plan for resilience to climate change impacts (adaptation).

ASK THE CLIMATE QUESTION. Are your policies and investments reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing climate resilience? 

A+M = Adaptation + Mitigation synergies.  "Green Resilience" solutions that both cut GHGs and enhance climate resilience can accelerate climate action by attracting funding for both mitigation and adaptation. Integrated climate planning can reduce duplication of efforts, avoid missed efficiency opportunities and prevent building-in future vulnerability.


 

Collaboration Opportunity

Experience:

New! Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies 
(click to download, scroll down to read online) 

Findings from a workshop organized by Green Resilience Strategies and the ACT adaptation to climate change team at Simon Fraser University at the 2017 ICLEI Canada Livable Cities Forum in Victoria, BC. The workshop brought together 40 public and private sector climate change practitioners from across Canada with expertise in urban planning, municipal policy, energy systems, buildings, engineering and communication. The report provides examples of green resilience (GR) measures, summarizes key benefits, provides insights on how to identify, fund and implement GR opportunities, and offers recommends on key needs for advancing GR: research, technical assistance and policies. 
Supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

 

Legislative Briefings

  • Expert testimony to US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works: “Transportation’s Role in Climate Change.” July 14, 2009.

  • US Congress, Staff briefing, “Domestic and International Adaptation Funding.” Co-hosts: Congressmen James McGovern and Donald Payne. May 1, 2009.

  • Expert testimony to US House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, “Planning Communities for a Changing Climate.” June 18, 2008 (video excerpt below)

 Green Resilience Strategies (2017) Graphic concept modified with acknowledgement of David MacLeod, City of Toronto.

Green Resilience Strategies (2017)
Graphic concept modified with acknowledgement of David MacLeod, City of Toronto.