Further information will be provided at the webinar.
- The Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS)
Katie Pearson, Kelly Murphy and Trevor Murdock, from the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS), will share information about services that are available and accessible through the Centre and through platforms to help First Nations access climate data, information and expert support.
For example, they will talk about the available information on past and potential future climate extremes in temperature and precipitation (including extremes) that are accessible through the platform ClimateData.ca. This information is relevant to understanding issues of heat, health, flood and drought.
Katie and Kelly will also share some examples of how climate information has been used for adaptation by First Nations in British Columbia – the new Map of Adaptation Actions. This easy-to-use online map includes many case studies of climate change adaptation actions across Canada, and could be a source of inspiration for ways to increase community capacity and expertise for climate adaptation planning and decision-making.
- Climate Atlas of Canada
Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett Huson) and Matthew Loxley from the Prairie Climate Centre will introduce the Climate Atlas of Canada and the types of content available through the site. There will be a live demonstration of how to use the Climate Atlas and where to find useful tools and resources on the site. Finally, examples of how the Climate Atlas can be used in the climate change adaptation planning process will be presented, along with an overview of a program that is being developed for climate change adaptation planning specific for Indigenous communities.
Kanaka Bar Indian Band
John Kenney will share the great work that Kanaka Bar is undertaking to address climate change and achieve their vision and goals to become a self-sufficient, sustainable and vibrant community. In particular, John will speak about Kanaka Bar’s experience using climate change projections for their Traditional Territory as a key step to assessing climate impacts to water, land and air, identifying vulnerabilities and areas of concern and defining key adaptation strategies to minimize risks and maximize community resilience. John will also address how the community is collecting valuable data (through local weather and gauging stations) for tracking site-specific long-term trends on weather and water levels to support community observations and decision-making. Kanaka Bar believes that site and territory-specific data builds community capacity to respond to the inevitable impacts of climate change.
Background information about the Canadian Centre for Climate Services, the Climate Atlas of Canada and Kanaka Bar Indian Band.
If you have any questions about Webinar registration or Zoom, please contact Joanna Prince.