Project: North-South Climate Change Network
The North South Climate Change Network (NSCCN) is a collaboration between the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) at Laurentian University in Sudbury and the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) in the City of Toronto. This project has been made possible through a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation's Future Fund, which was created to enhance the future of Ontario's communities.
The goal of the NSCCN is to improve the province's knowledge of, and preparedness for climate change. Through the creation of partnerships with stakeholder groups, the network will foster a learning environment where participants within Ontario will learn about climate change impacts, share strategies and solutions.
The role of the NSCCN is to:
- Enhance existing and foster new relationships with a variety of stakeholder groups;
- Identify and support the participants' common climate change goals;
- Overcome the piecemeal nature of climate change response planning in Ontario by identifying common strategies, sharing regional progress and updating the group on best practices and other activities;
- Develop and disseminate resource material, programs and contacts pertaining to climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation;
- E-host and create a webpage with pertinent and up-to-date information on climate change impacts and adaptation;
- Evaluate the development and impact of the NSCCN project.