BBOT Provides Feedback on BC’s Draft Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy

August 12, 2021 – Climate change will invariably have many impacts on our communities, businesses and economy in the years ahead.  That’s why it is critical that business engage with government on policies and strategies for adapting to climate change and mitigating its impacts.   For over 15 years, the Burnaby Board of Trade has been the leading chamber of commerce advancing environment sustainability policies and initiatives.  See our work here. 

After being the only chamber of commerce to make a submission during the initial consultations, the Burnaby Board of Trade has again brought together a group of member businesses to provide feedback and input on the province’s Draft Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy. 

In our submission, the Burnaby Board of Trade focused on three key areas:

  • Advancing Climate-Ready Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure provides a fundamental underpinning to our economies and communities, but is exposed to climate-related damage and degradation and must be hardened to ensure it performs despite climate challenges
  • Supporting Climate Adaptation in Buildings and Construction
    • Climate change has the potential to significantly impact the construction and building sector, and attention must be paid to supporting this sector to make changes where necessary without sacrificing competitiveness or viability of these businesses
  • Creating a Regulatory Environment that Incentivizes Sustainability
    • We must support more incentives that will help drive adoption in the business community of both low carbon and climate resiliency efforts, recognizing that such investments can be challenging for small businesses to afford but are nevertheless critical to the long-term viability of those businesses

Read our submission to the province’s Draft Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy by clicking here or reading below:

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