Coalition on climate adaptation says Canada needs hard targets on disaster resilience

By Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press in CTV News
September 12, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

OTTAWA – A broad coalition on climate adaptation and disaster resilience says air conditioning should become a human right on par with winter heating — one of a series of hard targets it says Canada needs to meet in the next few years as climate change impacts increase. “We’re focusing on the immediate term,” said Blair Feltmate, head of the University of Waterloo’s Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation. “What is still missing with the federal government is a lack of a sense of the need to act with urgency.” Feltmate’s institute is a member of Climate Proof Canada, a coalition whose members include the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Canadian Red Cross… Forest Products Association of Canada and an array of research organizations and environmental groups. As the federal government prepares its national adaptation strategy, the coalition [says] it should contain — mostly, hard, short-term targets.

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