Our climate is changing and with the geographic diversity of our region, climate change will affect different areas of the Kootenay Rockies, in different ways.
It is important for tourism operators and stakeholders to understand the range of impacts that climate change can have on an economic, social and environmental scale. These impacts have direct and indirect implications on the tourism industry and they need to be recognized for operators to be prepared and well-equipped with adaptation resources.
Adaptation is essential and implementing preparedness and adaptation strategies can reduce the risk of these impacts to the people, places and resources we cherish in the Kootenay Rockies region and the province of British Columbia.
CLIMATE RISK, PREPAREDNESS AND ADAPTATION WORKSHOP
Columbia Basin climate change professionals, Ingrid Liepa and Mel Reasoner offered this workshop on April 6, 2022, on climate impacts and preparedness for tourism operators in the Kootenay Rockies region.
The presentation and discussion included:
- Introduction to climate changes in the region with a focus on tourism
- Overview of the range of impacts that tourism stakeholders can expect
- Understanding of climate risks, trends and how tourism businesses can prepare and adapt
- Key climate preparedness and adaptation resources relevant to tourism businesses.
The presentation recording can be accessed by contacting Rhiannon@KootenayRockies.com
CLIMATE CHANGE HOW-TO GUIDE FOR INDUSTRY & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
A resource for industry, business and professional associations to help their members become climate change leaders. It contains background information, business rational for responding to climate change, tips on overcoming challenges; examples and best practices.
The guide is intended for those involved in the strategic direction of their associations but others will still find this document valuable.
COLUMBIA BASIN CLIMATE SOURCE
The Columbia Basin-Boundary region is already experiencing a climate that is different from 50 years ago and it continues to change. Communities across the region are demonstrating ways to apart and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for our ecosystems and our way-of-life to thrive. The Columbia Basin Climate Source is your one-stop destination for information on climate change, impacts and action with this region.
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY
Preparing for climate change strengthens our ability to respond to extreme events such as wildfires, flooding and heatwaves, as well as more gradual changes like water shortages and sea level rise.
BC’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy helps to protect ecosystems, lower long-term costs and keep people and communities safe.