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Climate Change Adaptation Planning Rochelle Owen, Director Office of Sustainability. Dalhousie University. Dalhousie University Campuses. 100+ buildings/houses on 79-acres in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. 50+ buildings AC campus - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITYClimate Change Adaptation PlanningRochelle Owen, Director Office of Sustainability

    College of Sustainability

  • Dalhousie University Campuses100+ buildings/houses on 79-acres in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.50+ buildings AC campus

    Includes 5.8 million gross square feet of building space.

    A campus population of approximately 26,500 (19,000 students, 7500 faculty and staff).

    Four Campus: Studley, Carleton, Sexton Downtown Halifax, AC Truro Bible Hill

    Two District Heating Systems

    College of Sustainability

  • Dalhousie University Campus12 faculties and more than 3,600 courses in 180 areas of study.

    Dalhousie has a College of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, Student Union Sustainability Office.

    Largest university in the Maritimes.

    200 year anniversary in 2018.

    College of Sustainability

  • Purpose of the SessionDemonstrate planning steps for implementing a climate change adaptation process at a university/college

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    College of Sustainability

  • AgendaIntroduction: to each other and climate change terms (10 min)

    Climate Change Planning Setting the scope and vulnerabilities (20 min)Identifying vulnerabilities from a university/college sitting within your groupShare examples and compare to Dalhousie data

    Climate Change Planning Identifying risk related to vulnerabilities (45min)Using vulnerabilities created in the group to assign risks and adaptation strategiesShare examples and compare to Dalhousie plan and actions

    Follow-up Resources (5 min)

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  • Climate ChangeMITIGATIONReduce GHG emissions and carbon footprintEnergy and water efficiencyConserve energyFuel switching and renewable energy Bike/walk/bus to campusCarbon sinksADAPTATIONPlanning for inevitable climate changesHow will XXX university/college be affected?

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  • AdaptationAdjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities. Various types of adaptation can be distinguished, including anticipatory, autonomous and planned adaptation (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 2007, p.869).

    College of Sustainability

  • College of Sustainability

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