Canada to unveil new climate adaptation strategy today with a $1 billion commitment: sources

Canada’s first climate adaptation strategy, to be unveiled today, will commit the federal government to new construction guidelines and standards in areas prone to flooding and wildfires.

Environment and Climate Change Canada will unveil the strategy — which has been almost two years in the making — in Prince Edward Island, one of the Atlantic provinces that felt the brunt of Hurricane Fiona in September.

The strategy is aimed at ensuring Canada’s economy and people are prepared to deal with the worst impacts of climate change. The strategy document comes with targets, but the goal of the high-level document is to set the stage for more detailed implementation plans to be rolled

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