Climate change threatens communities and ecosystems. Which means humans are not the only ones that need to adapt to climate change. Non-human species also need a chance to survive these changes.

At the end of May, the federal government launched public consultations on its first ever National Adaptation Strategy, which will be released in the fall. They are asking the public to give their ideas and feedback on the discussion paper. Strategies like this are not created often, so we need to speak up now to ensure that the federal government gets it right. In order to do so, Nature Canada has authored a letter to Minister Guilbeault outlining our recommendations. We hope many to other environmental organizations will join our call to put nature at the centre of the government's adaptation plan.

This letter calls for the government to include three key commitments in the National Adaptation Strategy to ensure that it will protect and restore ecosystems that are critical to stemming climate change and biodiversity loss.

If you’d like to do more, you can add your ideas and feedback directly to the government portal for public consultation. Keep your eyes out as we will be sending around a consultation primer in the near future that can help you to submit your feedback to this portal in line with Nature Canada’s recommendations.

Thank you all for the work that you do, we hope that you will join us in ensuring nature is at the center of Canada’s climate adaptation plan.

If you would like to add your organization to Nature Canada's letter, click here or contact
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