This report highlights 13 examples of climate adaptation by Canadian and international businesses. The examples span a wide range of nationally important industry sectors. They include both SMEs and large multinationals. They also showcase a broad variety of types of climate exposure, and represent each of the regions of Canada. The case studies are organised according to four adaptation themes, as follows: Building capacity, working in partnership, assessing and managing risks and opportunities, mainstreaming climate change adaptation.
The objective of this report is to explore the perceptions of Canadian businesses to potential risks and opportunities from the physical impacts of climate change. To do this, the report utilizes data from the responses of Canadian businesses to an annual survey on business responses to climate change undertaken by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). CDP data is used here to analyze how Canadian businesses: perceive potential risks associated with the physical impacts of climate change; perceive potential opportunities associated with the physical impacts of climate change; and are planning to respond to, and manage, those risks and opportunities.