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toronto | october 1–3

Facing change and guiding Ontario into the next quarter century

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800: Combining Policy and Practice in Preparing for Climate Catastrophes

October 03, 2019

10:45AM - 11:45AM

This session will explore the intersection of advancing climate change policy and implementation of on-the-ground action, referencing three projects the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation is leading to date, including:


·         The advancement of natural infrastructure as a viable complement to grey infrastructure in urban planning for climate-resiliency

·         The development of commercial real estate best practices for climate change resiliency

·         The development and implementation of codes, standards and guidelines for new and existing communities to become flood-resilient


In this session, participants will come away with an increased awareness of the costs of climate change, understanding of specific case studies documenting on-the-ground action and learn how to communicate key benefits of natural infrastructure as a planning took to reduce flood risk.