Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform Webinar Series showcases projects and products available under the Adaptation Platform, Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program and Canada in a Changing Climate. These webinars are made possible with support from Natural Resources Canada. Below you will find information on upcoming webinars, as well as recordings of past webinars.

Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform Webinars

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Upcoming Webinars

Webinar: Understanding the determinants of effective policy instruments for climate change adaptation: Lessons from ongoing case studies in coastal areas of Québec, Atlantic Canada and Massachusetts

January 28, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST (please note your time zone) Presented by: Nathalie Beaulieu and Pierre Valois, Université Laval and Emanuel Nicolescu, CBCL Limited, on behalf of a team including members from University of Massachusetts Boston and Ouranos. This webinar will present examples of public policies and instruments implemented in various jurisdictions. Information obtained until now in six case studies allow us to identify factors that motivate public authorities to develop specific instruments as well as others that enable or constrain their implementation or outcomes. The effectiveness of public policy depends, among other things, on the capacity…

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Past Webinars

SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring & Information – Adapting to Climate Change

March 12, 2019 Presented by: Carolann Harding (Executive Director, SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring & Information Inc.) Andrew Arreak (Nunavut Operations Lead, SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring & Information Inc.) This webinar focused on SmartICE, an award-winning technological innovation for the North, which was first developed in Newfoundland and Labrador through collaboration with northern communities, including Nain and Pond Inlet. SmartICE is the world’s first climate change adaptation tool to integrate Inuit traditional knowledge of sea ice with advanced data acquisition and remote monitoring technology to provide data-driven insights into sea-ice thickness and local ice conditions in real-time, to support safer travel…

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Information and Tools to Support Transportation Adaptation

February 27, 2019 Presented by: Elizabeth Smalley (Transport Canada) Marianne Armstrong (National Research Council) Lo Cheng (Canadian Centre for Climate Services, Environment and Climate Change Canada) This webinar focused on three federally-led climate initiatives of interest to the transportation sector. The transportation aspects of the Climate-Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure Initiative (National Research Council and Infrastructure Canada), including work underway to inform the update of the Canadian Standards Association’s Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code to account for a changing climate and the creation of guidelines for monitoring rail tracks for the effects of freeze/thaw in response to the needs…

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Introduction to the Canadian Centre for Climate Services

December 12, 2018 Presented by: Hollie McLean (Environment and Climate Change Canada) Stephanie Austin (Environment and Climate Change Canada) The Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) is the Government of Canada’s authoritative source for climate data and information and offers resources to help Canadians understand and plan for climate change. The CCCS is an important part of Canada’s efforts to combat climate change and increase resiliency to its impacts under Canada’s climate action plan. This webinar provided an overview of the CCCS program and services, introduced the concept of climate services, and included a live demonstration of the new CCCS…

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Understanding Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens

November 20, 2018 Presented by: Chad Nelson (Infrastructure Canada) Kristy Darragh (Infrastructure Canada) Francois Levesque (Infrastructure Canada) This webinar provided an overview of the why and how of Infrastructure Canada’s new Climate Lens and provided a better understanding of the GHG Mitigation Assessment and Climate Change Resilience Assessment that form the Climate Lens. For further information about the Climate Lens General Guidance, please click here. watch webinar recording

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Climate-Related Disclosures and Legal Risks in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation

September 18, 2018 Presented by: Joanna Kyriazis (Zizzo Strategy) Sarah Keyes (Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada) Dr. Janis Sarra (University of British Columbia) The focus of this webinar was on climate related disclosures and legal risks. Speakers discussed some observed and projected climate change trends in Canada, initiatives such as the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures, as well as developments in knowledge regarding physical and transition risks related to climate change and how these risks may impact corporations. This webinar consisted of three presentations: Exploring Risks and Opportunities in a Changing Climate Climate Change Disclosure…

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