Geography and Environmental Studies
Balsillie School of International Affairs
Climate change has already begun impacting economies and societies across the globe, and its impacts are expected to increase into the future. Adaptation to climate change is and will continue to be one of the greatest policy challenges facing the Canadian government. However, im- portant and much-needed work on understanding the future of climate change has not yet been completed. Gaps remain in the body of academic, government, and other policy-relevant publications. Specifically, there is a relative paucity of research done on the indirect impacts of climate change on Canada. These external impacts outside of Canada’s borders may have second-order effects, the implications of which have thus far remained largely unexplored. In this report, we identify key issue areas which are currently or potentially affected by these indirect impacts. We also undergo a thorough literature review, and locate areas in which further data re- search is required.
Simon Dalby, Dan Scott, Clay Dasilva and Alex Suen Canada in a Climate Disrupted World Report for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council “Imagining Canada’s Future Initiative” Ottawa, October, 2017.