Launching Ontario’s first-ever climate change impact assessment


Launching Ontario’s first-ever climate change impact assessment

 

Nov. 8, 2019

Global Korean Post

 

Ontario is taking another step forward in its fight to address climate change by undertaking the first-ever multi-sector provincial climate impact assessment.

 

Ontario has issued a request for bids to procure a vendor for the climate change impact assessment. The contract will be awarded in early 2020 and the assessment will take place over two years. The release of the final impact assessment is slated for 2022.

 

Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks said, “This impact assessment will help the province, municipalities, Indigenous communities and other local partners make more informed and timely decisions to keep communities and people healthy and safe.”

 

Ontario will access the best science and information to determine where and how climate change is likely to affect communities, critical infrastructure, economies and the natural environment. As a first step, the government has posted a request for bids to procure a vendor with expertise in the assessment of impacts, vulnerabilities, risks and opportunities across a wide range of sectors.

Launching Ontario’s first-ever climate change impact assessment is a key part of the government’s Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to protect our air, land and water, prevent and reduce litter, and support communities and families to continue to do their share to reduce greenhouse gas emission and increase their resilience to climate change without a carbon tax.

 

 

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