CBT is committed to working with residents of the Columbia Basin to help them understand issues that matter to them; one of these issues is climate change.
These changes will impact people living in the Columbia Basin. CBT is is working with a range of partners to increase awareness, help reduce emissions and support communities to adapt to the expected changes.
CBT collaborates with leading scientists and climate change experts from across North America to prepare credible, science-based reports that focus on the Canadian Columbia Basin, and to share those results with residents.
A summary report titled, Climate Change in the Columbia: Starting the Dialogue (2007), is a starting point for discussions about climate change in the Columbia Basin.
A follow up report titled, From Dialogue to Action (2012) is a comprehensive resource that has been created for Basin communities and residents seeking to learn more about local climate change impacts and provides information on how communities can begin to adapt and prepare for the predicted changes.
CBT also collaborates with local partners to host workshops on climate change in communities across the region, connecting residents with research by some of North America's most renowned experts on topics such as changing hydrology, receding glaciers and managing water resources.
CBT is working with its partners as a facilitator and convener and strives to actively engage with people living in the Columbia Basin as part of its long-term commitment to support people in the this region to achieve social, economic and environmental well-being and self-sufficiency for present and future generations. Browse our website to learn more about CBT-supported initiatives including, the Kootenay Carbon Neutral Strategy, Communities Adapting to Climate Change, CBT Corporate Emission Reduction and suggestions for ways you can reduce your carbon footprint.