Presenter: Dr. Brent Doberstein, University of Waterloo
Support: Michael Barnard and Dr. Patrick Saunders-Hastings, Gevity Consulting Inc.
Abstract: Dr. Doberstein will be presenting findings from an environmental scan and current state analysis of planned retreat in Canada and relevant international contexts, prepared for Natural Resources Canada. The team conducted a comprehensive review of planned retreat in the broader context of climate change adaptation processes, teasing out key themes related to triggers, sources of resistance, barriers and enablers of retreat. Analyses informed the development of a set of good practices. Drawing on three case studies of planned retreat discussions and programs from Surrey, BC; Lake Erie, ON; and Gatineau, QC, Dr. Doberstein will discuss key lessons learned and good practices for future consideration and application.
Click here to view Poster.
The Indigenous Climate Hub is a unique online community of Indigenous climate change leaders that have come together to share their stories and climate change adaptation experiences. The website is the result of the recommendations brought forward by Indigenous peoples at the Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Gathering in 2018.
Indigenous Climate Network
The members-only Indigenous Climate Network is an interactive platform for members to connect, share ideas and leverage resources. The network is expected to officially launch in the fall. Please visit the website often to learn more about this online community and its official launch date.
Are you a program or organization that funds or supports Indigenous Peoples working on climate change initiatives? If you would like to provide information to potential recipients here, please reach out to Okwaho so that we can work with you to highlight your program.