– Canada’s outdated approach to assessing the risks of climate change means that many Canadians now live in areas they don’t know they will be exposed to, according to a new report from the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices.

Information about Canada’s most significant buildings, roads, railways and power infrastructure.

Raising awareness and awareness: this might include distributing flood and/or forest-fire safety materials, or setting up an online portal for residents to receive information on their flood risk.

Public data from local environmental authorities typically just indicate areas at risk of flooding along rivers and coasts, the report said.

In Canada, Intact sells insurance directly to consumers under the ‘Intact Insurance’ brand through its extensive network of brokers including its wholly-owned subsidiary BrokerLink.

Climate models to assess the future costs of the damage wrought by climate change.

Intact also offers affinity insurance solutions via the Johnson Affinity Groups.

“The current lack of climate risk information, however, does not justify continued inaction on adaptation,” the report reads, adding that the latest climate-induced ramifications and disasters provide enough evidence to address the major risks and most vulnerable zones.

Climate change mitigation

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations mandated to provide objective scientific information relevant to understanding human-induced climate (wikipedia)

Minister of Environment and Climate Change

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change is the minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for overseeing Environment and Climate Change Canada, (wikipedia)

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Climate change

Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. (wikipedia)