Low-Carbon Training for Engineering Professionals

As part of Canada Green Building Council’s Building Skills for Climate Change: Low-Carbon Training Program, Climate Risk Institute (CRI), together with Engineers Canada, is developing a specialized low-carbon buildings training course for engineers and other practitioners in the building workforce. This specialized training aims to accelerate the adoption of low-carbon practices, reduce emissions, and contribute to Canada’s Climate Action Plan and Just Transition.

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Building Technical Capacity for First Nations

To help communities address climate change, CRI led a project that was aimed at building capacity in First Nation communities to: i) participate in the economic opportunities associated with Ontario’s proposed cap and trade program; ii) develop a climate change impact study for the north; and iii) develop adaptation plans to address the risks associated…

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Online Training for agricultural producers, stewardship organizations, and conservation authorities in the Grey, Bruce, and Huron counties

The Climate Risk and Resiliency Training Collaborative, presented by Climate Risk Institute (CRI) with support from Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative (OAFRI) will be hosting three training sessions in January. The sessions are tailored specifically for agricultural producers, organizations, and conservation authorities in the Grey, Bruce, and Huron counties and will cover a variety of topics…

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Benchmarking Climate Adaptation in Ontario

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Municipalities across Ontario are on the front lines of responding to the impacts of a changing climate. Many communities have started to undertake formal planning to adapt to these impacts, however adaptation tracking and adequate reporting systems to measure the effectiveness of these actions do not exist. Improving the knowledge of adaptation implementation will help…

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Regional Climate Advisor for Northern and Eastern Ontario

Climate Risk Institute is proud to have served as a Regional Climate Advisor for Northern and Eastern Ontario between 2017-2021. The regional climate advisor initiative was offered through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and funded by the Government of Canada. This initiative supports communities that…

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The Nuts and Bolts of Climate Change Adaptation for Planners: The BRACE Training Series

We are in a time of multiple complex challenges: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recovery being at the forefront for many communities, in addition to a greater focus on equity, anti-racism, fighting systemic discrimination, and advancing Indigenous reconciliation. Climate change is deeply connected to all of these issues, and adaptation continues to be a high…

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Climate Change Information Products for Agriculture, Municipalities and Indigenous Communities in Bruce, Grey and Huron Counties of Southern Ontario (2020-2022)

Over the course of the past two years, the Council of the Great Lakes Region, with funding from Bruce Power and technical expertise and modelling from the Climate Risk Institute, has engaged agricultural, municipal, and Indigenous communities in Grey, Bruce, and Huron counties to produce knowledge and information products that address opportunities and risks related to climate change…

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Northern Climate Change Network (2018–2019)

The Climate Risk Institute is leading the Northern Climate Change Network (NCCN) – a group of five municipalities in northern Ontario looking to assess and manage the impacts of climate change on their communities, infrastructure, and natural systems. This initiative will lead to a reduction in climate change vulnerability for municipalities through two main areas.…

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Ontario Regional Adaptation Collaborative (2018–2021)

The Climate Risk Institute is leading the Regional Adaptation Collaborative (RAC) in Ontario. The program is an initiative of Natural Resources Canada and aims to catalyze coordinated and sustained adaptation planning, decision-making and action across Canada’s diverse regions, and to facilitate collaboration of diverse stakeholders at the regional level with local governments and organizations. Through…

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