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Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts & Adaptation Resources

Overview

The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is a Laurentian university-based, resource hub for researchers and stakeholders searching for information on climate change impacts and adaptation. The centre will communicate the latest research on climate change impacts and adaptation; liaise with partners across Canada to encourage adaptation to climate change and aid in the development of tools to assist with municipal adaptation.

The mandate of the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is to:

  1. effectively communicate the science of climate change including its current and future impacts;
  2. encourage the development and implementation of adaptation strategies in order to reduce climate vulnerability and increase resiliency;
  3. to create and foster partnerships with stakeholder groups;
  4. and support the work of Ontario’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation within the Province of Ontario and beyond.

The Centre will also be a hub for climate change impacts and adaptation activities, events and resources. 

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