Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program

BRACE addresses a critical barrier to climate change adaptation action in Canada: knowledge and tools exist but the capacity to use them is limited.

Building up adaptation expertise and capacity within and across Canada’s diverse regions, in targeted areas, is vital to increase adaptation action and resilience to climate change.

The Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program works directly with the provinces to increase adaptation uptake and advance related activities. This is achieved by delivering projects such as training, internships and knowledge exchange activities.

The BRACE Program takes a customized regional approach to address the unique needs of each province. BRACE encourages thematic and regional collaboration focused on areas like green infrastructure, professional training and natural resource sector climate resilience.

Cover of Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

Led by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), BRACE is an $18 million strategic investment under the Adaptation and Climate Resilience pillar of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF).

 

Current Status

NRCan is working in direct partnership with provinces to identify capacity building priority areas for regional BRACE programming and to develop projects. Watch for BRACE project announcements starting in 2019.

Coming This Fall

BRACE is launching a call for proposals in November 2018 for capacity building in targeted topic areas. Watch for call announcements in the fall.

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