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Canada in a Changing Climate: Meet the Assessment Team

Assessment Secretariat

Assessment Advisory Committee

Lead Authors

Assessment Secretariat

The four members of the Assessment Secretariat team, taken April 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario

Assessment Secretariat, December 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario

The Assessment Secretariat is housed within the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division (CCIAD) of Natural Resources Canada (Ottawa). This small team coordinates the logistical aspects of the assessment process. Responsibilities include coordinating the work of the committees, scientific editing, contracting support services and generating final products.

Meet the Assessment Secretariat.

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Assessment Advisory Committee

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Advisory Committee, October 2017 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

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The Advisory Committee is made up of about 20 members who are assessment users and subject-matter experts from governments, academic institutions, Indigenous organizations, non-governmental organizations and industry from all regions of Canada. All members are knowledgeable on climate change impacts and adaptation issues and bring a wide range of expertise to the table. Members participate in their personal capacity as experts in the fields of impacts and adaptation, policy, communications, etc. and not as representatives of their host organization. In addition to helping promote the assessment throughout the process, they provide advice and input on issues such as:

  • assessment approach and goals;
  • report organization;
  • supporting products;
  • who else to involve; and
  • communicating the process and results.

Meet the Advisory Advisory Committee.

Lead Authors

Lead authors are responsible for the delivery of their reports or chapters. They ensure that the writing teams contain the appropriate expertise and that the chapter meets format and writing guidelines. Lead authors are also responsible for responding to the review comments.

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