Climate change is a complex, cross-cutting issue that poses risks to environmental, social, and economic systems. Given the scale of climate change ― in terms of cost, consequences, and the pervasiveness of its impact ― an effective response and the efficient use of public resources require identifying and addressing the most significant risks. This assessment will examine the top climate change risks facing both Canada and the federal government, and their relative significance. The assessment will also consider which of these risks have the most potential to be minimized by adaptation measures.
The Sponsor: Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS)
The Question: What are the top climate change risks facing both Canada and the federal government, and their relative significance, and which have the most potential to be minimized by adaptation measures?
The Expert Panel on Climate Change Risks met via teleconference on November 15, 2018 to continue to develop out the report structure and content. They met again in January 2019 to confirm the readiness of the draft for peer review. The report now in peer review and is expected to be released later this year.