The Chamber advocates for Climate Action Leadership as businesses adapt and respond to changing expectations for seasonal weather events. Updated provincial legislation will help modernize the ability of businesses and their communities to better respond to emergencies and disasters.
British Columbia's new Emergency and Disaster Management Act will replace the Emergency Program Act, which is almost 30 years old.
"Including Indigenous knowledge — by developing regulations in consultation with First Nations — is important and something The Chamber fully supports as work toward a sustainable future," Chamber CEO Bruce Williams said. "The climate has changed and we will continue to experience extreme weather events every year. This, of course, goes beyond borders and even local planning needs to consider the global context."
The changes align with the international agreement to protect communities from climate events. For more , go to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.