GSDI: Canada

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CanadaCanada is the second-largest country in world (after Russia) and largest in the Americas. As a large country, there is a diversity of vulnerabilities to climate change. Canada has been experiencing more severe spring floods, fed by earlier melting snow.

A warming climate may significantly change their timing and magnitude, particularly in southern regions of the country, directly affecting the seasonal and annual cycles of stream flow and freshwater availability. Canada has one of the world’s largest arctic coastlines; a region that is changing faster than anywhere else in the world.

Country: Canada

Region: North America

ASP Assessment:

Vulnerability: Low

Perception of Climate Change: Security Threat

Capacity: Good

Preparedness: Adequate

Overall Assessment: Good


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Global Security Defense Index on Climate Change – Canada 2014 by The American Security Project