Toward a Greener Future: Nova Scotia’s Climate Change Action Plan

Created: 12/31/2008 -

Abstract

Most of the world’s governments accept the 2007 report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Among its key conclusions is that human activity is warming the planet, with severe consequences. We can expect warmer average temperatures, rising sea levels, and more-frequent extreme storms. Nova Scotia is particularly susceptible to these changes because most of our population lives along the coastline, and much of our infrastructure is located in vulnerable areas. Nova Scotia’s Climate Change Action Plan has two main goals: reducing our contribution to climate change by reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and preparing for changes to our climate that are already inevitable.

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Keywords

Scale
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed
Energy
Transportation / Infrastructure
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Design or reform institutions
Coordinate planning and management
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Create/enhance resources and tools
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Infrastructure retrofitting and improvements
Water supply: retrofitting and improvements
Make infrastructure resistant or resilient to climate change
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Maintain adequate financial resources for adaptation
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Precipitation
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events