The Province of Manitoba and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) launched Building Resilience and Adaptation Capacity (BRACE) in response to the recommendations of NRCan’s Adaptation and Resilience Working group which indicated that a significant barrier to action on climate change was the lack of capacity to apply information and tools in decision-making processes. Plenty of information and tools exist, but the capacity to apply these tools and use them to inform decisions is what is lacking. BRACE bridges the gap between tools and information and their successful application in meaningful and influential decision making processes.
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Building Resilience and Adaptation Capacity (BRACE) bridges the gap between tools and information and their successful application in meaningful and influential decision making processes. ICLEI held a series of workshops throughout Manitoba on barriers and opportunities to advance climate adaptation action throughout the Province. These high impact consultation and engagement workshops targeted decision makers and stakeholders in four key sectors: 1) Indigenous and northern communities, organizations, 2) Business sector organizations, 3) Municipal communities or regions and watershed planning organizations, and 4) Infrastructure decision makers and organizations.