(CS4-SS) Adapting to climate change : A transversal matter in electricity utility companies (Oral presentation)
Moderators: Jacinthe Clavet-Gaumont and Isabelle Charron
Presenters: Frédéric Vigeant, Maureen Daschuk and Kurt Kornelsen
Hydropower companies are critical actors for climate change adaptation. Climate change may pose challenges or create opportunities around production, security and planning of resource use. Many Canadian utilities have been proactive with climate change adaptation research. However, there is still a gap between knowledge on the impact of climate change and the identification of adaptation options and their implementation by the industry.
Important hydropower actors will present shortly their initiatives to address climate change. Afterwards, they will participate to a panel discussion to share experiences and insights about the lessons learned, challenges and benefits regarding the inclusion of climate change on the agenda of executives and the barriers to take concrete actions in their companies.
Ouranos, a research partner of many of these companies and an important contributor to climate change adaptation research in Canada, will be moderating the discussion.