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Prince Edward Island and Climate Change: A Strategy for Reducing the Impacts of Global Warming


The Government of Prince Edward Island is committed to demonstrating leadership in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Policies and legislation for the development of renewable energy are in place. The Government of Prince Edward Island is getting “[their] house in order” by looking at innovative ways to improve energy efficiency in government operations. The province is also working with the Island’s resource-based industries to develop more sustainable working practices.

Effectively responding to climate change cannot be achieved by Government alone. There are important roles for all Islanders in responding to climate change. In fact, the challenge of climate change will require careful choices. While large projects, such as wind energy, will be major components in  meeting our commitment, the cumulative effort of individual actions must not be underestimated.

Prince Edward Island’s response to climate change will continue to evolve as new ideas and opportunities arise, as new technologies are developed and as our knowledge and awareness increase. Climate change considerations will continue to be discussed as part of Government’s corporate and  strategic planning process for the foreseeable future.

Published On

Thursday, November 20, 2008


State / Provincial
Sector Addressed: 
Land Use Planning
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies