Climate Change Information Products for Agriculture, Municipalities and Indigenous Communities in Bruce, Grey and Huron Counties of Southern Ontario (2020-2021)

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This project is part of a multi-year study to understand the state of climate change science in the Great Lakes and the impacts of the changing climate on various sectors and ecosystems in the region. Bruce Power is partnering with the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) and the Climate Risk Institute (CRI) to produce knowledge and information products that address opportunities and risks related to climate change and specific environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic values and activities in the counties that host or surround Bruce Power facilities.

The project has been scoped to assess climate change impacts, risks, and opportunities with respect to three Areas of Focus – agriculture, municipalities, and Indigenous communities – in the counties of Bruce, Grey and Huron. Work in each Area of Focus will involve:

  • developing a climate change risk registry,
  • establishing focus, scope and approach for risk and opportunity
  • conducting Area of Focus assessments, and
  • producing Area of Focus and basin-wide climate change risk and opportunity information products.

We are building on past work, including climate change workshops in Kincardine and Toronto in 2018 and a Review of Climate Change Impacts on Bruce Power and the Lake Huron Watershed conducted at the University of Toronto in 2019. Collaboration with local stakeholders is a critical component of this work as we strive to keep community collaborators at the heart of the project. Stakeholder engagement will help inform the focus and scope of risk assessments and the types of information products that will be developed.

The project is made possible with the support of Bruce Power and the Council of the Great Lakes Region. The Climate Risk Institute leads the Project Team.

For more information, please contact:

  • Emily Johnston, Senior Technical Officer – Environment, Sustainability, Community and Indigenous Relations, Bruce Power
  • Mark Fisher, President and CEO, CGLR
  • Anna Zaytseva, Project Lead, CRI