Examining Community Resiliency to Climate Change: Insights from the South Selkirks, British Columbia

Event Type: 
GNLCC Webinar
Date and Time: 
Jan 25, 2012 (All day)

Time: 12:00-1:30pm Mountain Time

Presenter: Dr Howard Harshaw, University of British Columbia

Summary: This presentation discusses a recent research project that examined ecological, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of community resiliency to potential climate change impacts in the South Selkirk region of British Columbia. Although the project examined community resiliency very broadly, this presentation will focus on social aspects of resiliency, including perceptions of climate change, concerns about potential consequences of climate change in the region, and the relative priority of resiliency factors for communities in transition. Throughout the presentation, the perspectives of Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal, and landscape/community planners/mangers will be contrasted.