From Vision to Action

This chapter has described current and potential adaptation options, policies and measures in the context of a vision for an adaptive and adapting society. It is intentionally non-prescriptive in the sense that no specific recommendations are directed to any one place or institution. Because adaptation is such a multistakeholder and place-specific process, heavily top-down or structured approaches would risk inhibiting the diversity of activities and innovations that are required. It is clear that, as more climate impacts are experienced, all sections of Canadian society will need to adapt. Co-operation, co-ordination and social solidarity will help ensure that this will happen, and that barriers and obstacles are removed. Moving from vision to action needs many steps by many motivated actors.