British Columbia has the potential to maintain both high levels of human well-being and our rich biodiversity, but sustaining these levels into the future means protecting the vital ecological life support systems upon which we and all species depend. And we need to act with urgency, because these life support systems are facing potentially dire threats from climate change and other cumulative ecological changes. In practical terms, it seems likely that we need to consider how we can better integrate our nature and climate action strategies.
This backgrounder provides analysis to support a Dialogue about how our laws and policy need to evolve in light of climate change.
Our intent through the Dialogue is to bring together diverse perspectives in an exchange that will open paths towards solutions, and help inform our ongoing development of law reform proposals related to nature, climate and communities.