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B.C. wants to know how much it’s going to cost fracking, mining industries to adapt to climate change

By Ainslie Cruickshank
The Narwhal
July 17, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada West

The British Columbia provincial government is looking for new insight into the threat climate change poses to natural resource industries and the business case for investing in measures to guard against the worst impacts. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change recently issued a request for proposals for economic case studies examining the climate risks to the agriculture, forestry, mining, oil and gas, and building sectors… In a statement to The Narwhal, a Ministry spokesperson said, “establishing a robust evidence base of adaptation case studies will lead to a more rigorous climate preparedness and adaptation strategy and will improve the government’s ability to make informed decisions regarding future climate change impacts.” …In addition to concerns about the climate impacts of both old growth and clear-cut logging, climate change also poses a threat to the day-to-day operations of the forestry sector, a long-time economic driver in many B.C. communities. 

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