Join Us on Oct. 27 for Our Virtual Launch of Climate Resilient Burlington

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An image summarizing Burlington’s Climate Projections Report: Warmer, Wetter and Wilder.

The City of Burlington is hosting a virtual launch of Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB): A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather.

Background

In March 2021, we published Burlington Prepares for a Changing Climate blog post where we highlighted the information presented to City Council that month on climate adaptation:

Since the March blog post:

  • Staff and community stakeholder teams were formed and met to learn more about the project and to develop climate impact statements which consider projected climatic threats and their effects on the built, economic, natural and social systems
  • A consultant was hired in June to help develop the CRB plan following a process aligned with reporting to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy which the City of Burlington joined in 2020
  • Staff and community workshops began in Sept. 2021 and will continue until Jan. 2022

Climate Resilient Burlington online project launch

Join us to learn more about the CRB project and to hear from our keynote speaker David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada as he presents “Climate and Weather: It’s Not What Our Grandparents Knew.” You will have an opportunity to ask David questions following his presentation.

Registration details are coming soon at getinvolvedburlington.ca/crb.

Who is David Phillips?

David has been studying weather for over 50 years and raises awareness about Canada’s changing climate through his factual and entertaining storytelling presentations. David has authored The Climates of Canada, The Day Niagara Falls Ran Dry and Blame It on The Weather and is also the creator and author of the Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar. David has received many awards and recognitions including being named to the Order of Canada in 2001.

Where can I get more information about the CRB project and virtual event?

A CRB project page has been set up at getinvolvedburlington.ca/crb which includes:

  • Link for the free online project launch with David Phillips on Oct. 27
  • Updates on opportunities to get involved throughout the process including a survey on the project’s vision and goals coming in late October
  • Answers to frequently asked questions including programs and information to help you adapt to warmer, wetter and wilder weather

Should you choose, you can register to receive automatic updates on the Climate Resilient Burlington project at getinvolvedburlington.ca/crb.

Take Action Burlington. Our weather is changing. Collectively, we can work together to adapt to our warmer, wetter and wilder weather.


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