Climate Action & Adaptation
Where can I go for information?
Understanding the potential affects of climate change and taking action can feel overwhelming. Governments at the provincial and local levels have been working on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The recent frequency of floods and wildfires has promted new studies, and existing reports and best practices to be updated. Many of the risk and mitigation resources for properties and human safety can be found on our website under the Emergency Operations tab. General climate action resources can be found below, and the most recent publication is an RDOS collaboration specifically designed for property owners and residents of the South Okanagan; Building Climate Resilience in the Okanagan. There are additional reports specific to the RDOS as required annually by the Province.
As a first step toward coordinated action on climate changes acrosss the Ministry,
all regions and program areas are required to develop Climate Action Plans (CAPs)
that address the goals and obje tives of the Climate Change Strategy.
This Thompson/Okanagan Region Climate Action Plan will satisfy these requirements and
will provie guidance towards addressing climate change reisks in our day to day operations.
The strategy outlines the anticipated changes in climate and the associated affects on
agricultural entities. It provides clear actions suited to local specifics, capacity and
RDOS & Real Estate Foundation of BC
This homeowner's resource guide introduces the reader to the unique Okanagan enviroment,
and provides advice on how to use this knowledge to enhance and futureproof your property.
City of Kelowna
In 2017 Kelowna experience several major weather events similar to those we expect
to occur more regularly in a future influenced by climate change. By understanding how climate
changes is impacting our community, it is possible to understand how the City
and community should respond to this emergeing issue to complement the City's efforts
on Climate Action.
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
Adaptation Primers - Canada's Changing Climate
The PRIMERs are provided in a four-volume set. PRIMER ONE summarizes the
science on climate weather and change. PRIMER TWO provides information on how
individuals, communties and organizations can begin now to prepare for anticiapted
changes.PRIMER THREE presents planning and design tools,existing and emerging, that can
help in the creation of resilient and prosperous communities and sustainable ecosystems.
PRIMER FOUR summarizers approaches and tools focused on one of the fastest
emerging challenges - rising water levels.