October 30, 2018
Integrating Climate Change into Durham’s Policies and Plans
Earlier this year the OCC, in partnership with municipalities and Conservation Authorities in Durham Region, developed a report examining how climate change considerations were being incorporated into natural environment-related policies and plans within the region. Following the release of the Durham Community Climate Adaptation Plan in 2016, this report was developed to establish a consistent set of best practices for integrating future climate projections into natural environment-related policies and plans in order to support the implementation of climate change adaptation initiatives across the region. It includes a methodology for evaluating policies and plans, future local climate modelling recommendations as well as overall recommendations for consideration.