Gevity's Dr. Patrick Saunders-Hastings will be delivering a webinar on July 21 to present findings from an analysis of “retreat” in the context of climate change adaptation. We will focus on triggers, enablers, barriers and good practices.

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Title: Supporting Long-term Climate Resilience in Canada Through Planned Retreat

Date: July 21, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT

Presenter: Dr. Brent Doberstein, University of Waterloo

Support: Michael Barnard and Dr. Patrick Saunders-Hastings, Gevity Consulting Inc.

Abstract: Dr. Doberstein will be presenting findings from an environmental scan and current state analysis of planned retreat in Canada and relevant international contexts, prepared for Natural Resources Canada. The team conducted a comprehensive review of planned retreat in the broader context of climate change adaptation processes, teasing out key themes related to triggers, sources of resistance, barriers and enablers of retreat. Analyses informed the development of a set of good practices. Drawing on three case studies of planned retreat discussions and programs from Surrey, BC; Lake Erie, ON; and Gatineau, PQ, Dr. Doberstein will discuss key lessons learned and good practices for future consideration and application.