Adapting to climate change in the Cataraqui Region

Categories: Events
Published on: October 23, 2015

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

Our climate is changing and there are implications for today, tomorrow and many years into the future. Members of the public have a chance to learn about Canada’s changing climate, the anticipated impacts and what we can do to adapt to these unprecedented times, during a special free event that brings together local experts with guest speaker Chris St. Clair, well known author and Weather Network host.

A changing climate will affect our heath, safety and well-being, the food we eat, recreational activities such as fishing and boating, our natural environment and how we build communities. Invasive species of plants and animals, unpredictable weather patterns and more frequent storms are a few of the challenges to which we need to adapt. Creative solutions are needed for a future that may not mirror the past.

 The CRCA recently marked its 50th anniversary. Helping local communities to manage climate change will be central to our work over the next 50 years.

This event is being held in collaboration with the Queen’s University School of Urban and Regional Planning, the City of Kingston as well as other community partners.

Event Schedule – Free Admission:

3:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Open house & exhibitors: Learn how various groups and organizations are engaged in climate change research.

3:30 & 5:30 p.m. – Special presentation and activity by Queen’s University School of Urban and Regional Planning

7:00 p.m. – Presentation by CRCA, City of Kingston, Queen’s and guest speaker Chris St. Clair

When: Wednesday, November 4, 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge Street, Kingston
Contact Name: Krista Fazackerley
Telephone: 613-546-4228 ext 243