Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity: Background Report

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Faculty/Staff
Date created: 
2009-01-27
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ISBN: 978-1-77287-038-1
Keywords: 
Ecosystem-based economy
Climate change
British Columbia
Biodiversity
Climate change adaptation
Abstract: 

This report synthesizes information compiled from input contributed by ACT’s Communities in Jeopardy: Plant, Animal and Human conference participants in April 2008, along with a review of publications from leading authorities researching climate change impacts on biodiversity, and adaptation responses.

The purpose of this report is to provide a background summary on the following points of discussion:  Observed and projected climate changes in BC;  Observed and expected climate change-induced impacts on biodiversity in BC and northern temperate regions;  An overview of the state of biodiversity in BC;  A discussion on the link between biodiversity, ecosystem functions, and the value of natural capital;  An overview of vulnerable natural and socioeconomic systems in BC;  An outline for a general adaptation framework that addresses ecosystem resiliency and examines the challenges and opportunities associated with launching adaptation measures in BC.

 

Description: 

A report from ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team), based at Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of the Environment.

This Background Report is the accompaniment to ACT’s first set of policy findings: Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity: Summary Report.

 

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Report
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Rights remain with the author.
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Sponsor(s): 
Wilburforce Foundation
Bullitt Foundation
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