Projected impacts for our region

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Although we can minimize the impacts of climate change by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, the climate is already changing and will continue to change. Over the next fifty years, the capital region will see longer, drier summers, wetter winters and more intense and frequent storms. As a coastal community, scientists also project the capital region will be impacted by sea-level rise.

Understanding climate risks

Without action, these changes threaten a variety of regional and local government services, as well as overall community health and well-being. To better understand the risks of climate change to our region and support planning efforts, the Capital Regional District (CRD) has engaged partners and consultants to model future climate projections related to precipitation and temperature , sea-level rise, and coastal flood risk. Read more >>

By anticipating expected climate impacts and implementing adaptation strategies we can create a more resilient communities. Residents, property owners, businesses, and local governments all play a role in preparing for the impacts of climate change.

Help prepare for climate change

  • Learn about our local hazards and what you can do to prepare for weather events. Read more >>
  • Get involved in emergency preparedness and response in your community by contacting your local emergency program. Read more >>
  • Build green infrastructure like rain gardens, green roofs, or living walls. Read more >>
  • Increase permeable surfaces on your property to help absorb and slow the flow of storm water. Read more >>
  • Conserve water and collect rainwater in preparation for drier, longer summers. Read more >>
  • Practice natural gardening to save water and support local biodiversity and native species. Read more >>