Québec’s scientific consortium to inform decision-making on climate adaptation

10 September 2018

Ouranos was established in 2001, born out of a vision shared by the Québec government, the utility Hydro-Québec and the Environment and Climate Change Ministry of Canada, to tackle new complex and multi-scale issues associated with climate change.  

This non-profit, cross-sectorial organization provides Québec with expertise and scientific data on climate change and adaptation to inform public policy decision-making.

How is it innovative? 

  • Ouranos proposes an innovative and participatory operational model that actively involves an expanded multidisciplinary network; 
  • Ouranos is one of the few organizations in the world that provides, under one roof, science-based services including climate simulations and scenarios, along with biophysical and socioeconomic analyses of vulnerabilities, impacts and adaptation options. 

To find out more, read the full case study below. This case study is part of a series from our Policy Action work, which aims to accelerate the pace of climate policy development and adoption in states and regions. To see more innovative climate policies from around the world, check out our Under2 Policy Action Map.

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