Facilitating Regional Adaptation Planning, Decision-Making and Action
Report summarizing research on The RAC Program's impact
(Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd. For Natural Resources Canada)
The Regional Adaptation Collaboratives (RACs) initiative is a cost-shared, federal program designed to help Canadians reduce the risks and maximize the opportunities posed by climate change. This initiative builds on the previous Regional Adaptation Collaborative Climate Change Program (2007 – 2011). Working with regional organizations in six regions across Canada, the initiative helps communities prepare for and adapt to local impacts posed by our changing climate, such as: decreasing fresh water supplies; increasing droughts, floods and coastal erosion; and changing forestry, fisheries and agricultural resources.
The goal of the Program is to catalyze coordinated and sustained adaptation planning, decision-making and action, across Canada’s diverse regions, and facilitate collaboration of diverse stakeholders at the regional level with local governments and organizations.
Making adaptation-focused decisions now will help ensure that our economy, communities and natural resources sectors are better prepared for climate change now and in the future.
For information on regional adaptation initiatives in the North, visit the Climate Change Adaptation Program at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
For more information about the RACs, click on the RAC region below in the map.