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Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is pictured arriving for a cabinet meeting on Jan. 28. In a year when countries are expected to declare new, more ambitious climate commitments, Canada has an opportunity to be a leader among northern countries by taking an inclusive approach to addressing climate change, say a trio of academics. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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Canada needs an inclusive approach to climate action

As the consequences of a warming climate become clear in Canada—from wildfires and heat waves to floods and extreme snowfalls—so, too, do the consequences of inadequate planning for how we will adapt to these changes. Of course, we must work to curb carbon dioxide emissions, but there’s an urgent need to also invest in actions that build our resilience to current and future climate impacts.

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