Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Public Consultation
PEI is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Climate can influence the success of our agriculture, fisheries, and tourism industries. It can also threaten our environment, infrastructure, and public safety.
Efforts to address climate change are increasing across Canada and around the world. The Government of Prince Edward Island recognizes the need to do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate.
What is the PEI government doing to address climate change adaptation?
With the help of Islanders, the provincial government is developing a new Climate Change Action Plan that will protect the Island’s environment and lead to a more sustainable and economically robust future.
Addressing climate change involves a two-pronged approach:
- Mitigation- reducing greenhouse gases; and
- Adaptation - adapting to an already changing climate.
Separate, but complementary, mitigation and adaptation strategies are being developed. Recommendations for a Development of a New Climate Change Mitigation Strategy have been received by the Province, and a mitigation strategy will be developed in the fall of 2017. The public consultation process for the mitigation strategy took place in 2016. View the climate change mitigation consultation process.
Recommendations for the development of a climate change adaptation strategy are being developed by the UPEI Climate Lab as a step in the continued development of the Climate Change Action Plan.
How can I participate in the adaptation strategy?
The UPEI Climate Lab has developed a discussion document to guide the development of the adaptation strategy. The public input document is available for download - UPEI Public Input Document.
Islanders provided feedback on the public input document in June 2017. A draft recommendations report is currently being developed for further public input. Sector consultations and a series of public engagement sessions will be held in the fall of 2017. For more information, please email the UPEI Climate Lab at email@example.com.