Climate Change Guidance Framework for IJC Boards: A Highlights Report 2018
As part of its ongoing International Watersheds Initiative (IWI), the International Joint Commission (IJC) held a workshop in April 2016 at which its boards identified the need for a framework that would help them prepare for climate change. This document presents the essentials of the framework and is supported by a more extensive background piece entitled A Climate Change
Guidance Framework: Background and Process. The “Background and Process” piece outlines background information as well as the process followed to arrive at the framework. Given the nature of climate change and the importance of adaptive management in responding to it, this document is intended to be updated yearly based on new information and lessons learned.