Today’s leaders want to understand the climate vulnerabilities in their communities so they can act on climate change and integrate climate change considerations into the planning and development of infrastructure projects.
Forest Pearson is among thirteen individuals selected for Yukon’s very first Climate Leadership Council. The Council’s objective is to provide advice to the territorial government on how to reduce Yukon’s greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent compared to 2010 levels, by 2030.
Resiliency can be defined in many ways, but at its core it means being better prepared for, and better able to recover from adverse events such as extreme weather or other disasters. For transit agencies, readiness for emergency situations is important. But now, more than ever, effective resilience to climate change and extreme weather events is essential to protect current and future transit infrastructure investments, and maintain safe operational capabilities. Identified, are some of the potential risks stemming from extreme weather and a resiliency checklist to assist you with the assessment of these risks and the development of potential mitigation strategies.