The BC Ministry of Environment is tasked to foster and enhance a clean, healthy and naturally diverse environment. In 2009, the Environmental Stewardship and Parks and Protected Areas Divisions of the BC Ministry of Environment distributed Common Statements of Understanding and Working Principles related to climate change adaptation. These principles should be taken into consideration in all future projects and planning. The Ministry recognizes that it must prepare for and adapt to the unavoidable impacts rising greenhouse gas concentrations will cause throughout the Province. To achieve this objective, strategies include:
- supporting and collaborating with research institutions and organizations that can develop and deliver the tools decision-makers need to adapt, and
- developing a government-wide strategy for climate change adaptation.