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Uncovering the Synergies and Trade-Offs

Although the need for climate change adaptation and mitigation has gained widespread acceptance, the speed of implementation in many communities is too slow and patchy, especially given the latest IPCC report. Being able to illuminate the multiple benefits that can result from integrated sustainability strategies and plans strengthens the business case for even greater innovation. This calls for better understanding of the co-benefits of climate action, that is, community benefits that go beyond reducing greenhouse gas emissions and/or adapting to climate change. Our study used interview data on community climate action efforts underway in eleven Canadian communities to create models that map these relationships.

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Climate models

Co-Benefits map


Co-benefits video