A Climate Change Guidance Framework for IJC Boards
This document is meant to initiate a larger effort to design an International Joint Commission (IJC) strategy to supports its control, watershed, and pilot watershed Boards’ efforts in addressing climate change as it pertains to Board mandates. This draft was reviewed by IJC staff and members of the Climate Adaptation Working Group (CAWG) to identify the issues that need to be addressed within the CAWG during face to face discussions in a workshop November 9-10, 2016 in Ottawa, ON. There already has been a substantial amount of work done on this subject by IJC Boards, some of it advancing the state of climate science and decision making. There are also IJC climate change initiatives underway now. This proposed framework would encompass information sharing in an effort to connect all this work so the contributions in each region could be made accessible to all Boards.