The following country profile is found in the Meister Consultants Group study: Floating Houses and Mosquito Nets: Emerging Climate Change Adaptation Strategies Around the World.
Canada is expected to experience changes to its climate that present both
risks and economic opportunities. Because of the country’s sheer size and
geographic diversity, the impacts vary significantly by region. The arctic
regions especially are already affected by climate change, and where local
populations depend on natural resources, their livelihoods are already
threatened. However, it is also in these same areas where economic opportunities
are emerging due to climate change. For instance, with the rising
ocean temperatures, new waterways along the Northwest Passage will be
accessible, and new natural resources will become available. Adaptation to
climate change has been on the agenda of the Canadian government for
some time. Nonetheless, most of the specific measures have been developed
and implemented by individual provinces or municipalities (p. 47).