Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR)

Vancouver is one of four participating cities from across the world including Manila, Lagos, and Bangkok who will take part in a $12.5-million initiative known as the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change.

The study, “Coastal cities at risk: Building adaptive capacity for managing climate change in coastal megacities”, addresses an important gap in Canada’s climate change knowledge and will teach the participating cities to anticipate, manage, and reduce climate risk vulnerability through adaptation.

The research teams will each receive $2.5-million over a five-year period to study how best to protect people, communities, and vital economic sectors such as agriculture and tourism, that are most at risk from the effects of climate change.

Visit the Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) website for more information about the project.

CCaR Publications and Projects: 

Stewart, R et al. (2017). A multi-perspective examination of heat waves affecting Metro Vancouver: now into the future. Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, Vol. 87, No. 2.





ACT CCaR activities: