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Adaption and Mitigation
Choosing ways to reduce the risk of damage from climate change by acting now to adapt to climate change are in this section.
Areas of concern faced by Ontario resources include water, natural ecosystems and “built”ecosystems.
Issues dealing with human settlement, energy usage, industry, human health and disaster insurance are also included.
This section looks at the Ontario government in the context of ways to reduce risks and exposure to the impacts of climate change. 7.2.1 deals with Ontario Adaptation 7.2.2. deals with Ontario Mitigation The 3 international commitments are described in global sections 7.1.2.
Ontario should take pride in the 1988 Toronto World Conference Participants’ Statement:
” Humanity is conducting an unintended, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequences could be second only to a global nuclear war.”
Source: Proceedings of the World Conference on the Changing Atmosphere: Implications for Global Security, WMO report
# 710, P292 (1988).
7.2.1. ADAPTATION – Vulnerability Reduction Strategies
7.2.2. MITIGATION – Emission Reduction Strategies