(CS1-FR) Advancing Collaboration and Innovation in Climate Adaptation through Cost Sharing (Workshop)
Presenters: Matt Osler (moderator), Harley Chappell, Tjasa Demsar, Annie Geoffroy, Carla Stewart, Erin Desautels and Guillaume Côté
It’s time to re-frame climate adaptation financing from a barrier to an opportunity. This workshop will include an overview of the Government of Canada’s Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund and explore a case study on structural and nature-based works in City of Surrey, City of Delta and Semiahmoo First Nation that resulted in innovative solutions and partnerships to be forged between all levels of government for works valued at $187 M. As part of the case study, foundational work done by partners that helped to secure federal funding will be examined, including a cost-benefit analysis. Please join us for an interactive workshop that will include table exercises to dive into the challenges and opportunities of adapting to sea level rise and how to overcome barriers to adapt to climate change.