ISF Briefing Note: Financing Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

While financing climate change mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) has been a major focus in Canada, adaptation (helping communities withstand climate-related events that are already happening) is less developed. Whereas the economic benefits are enormous in terms of costs and damage avoided, the payback for private-sector investments in adaptation and resilience infrastructure is not clear. This ISF briefing note clarifies this challenge, helps define the adaptation and resilience problem and proposes next steps to facilitating and implementing potential solutions.

Briefing Note (PDF 424KB)