Professionals’ Best Practices for Low Carbon Resilience: Summary of Phase One Engagement of Professionals and Professional Associations and Proposed Research Agenda
Typically, climate change mitigation and adaptation have been addressed separately; however, integrating them through low carbon resilience (LCR) measures can be more effective and has many potential benefits. In the spring of 2018, SHIFT provided facilitation and advisory support to ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) at SFU, to host an initial series of cross-disciplinary meetings with professionals and professional associations (provincial and national) to discuss their roles in championing and advancing LCR approaches. Participants explored demands faced by their different professions when integrating LCR into their areas of work, and the opportunities and challenges for provincial and national associations to play a role in advancing LCR. This report synthesizes themes and findings from this initial phase of engagement and outlines priority actions that ACT will advance to move to the next phase of this work.