Climate change is already happening, and its effects are being felt in many places. But relatively little is known about how to cope and adapt to it. IRIACC aims to address this knowledge gap through rigorous research in Canada and across four continents.
The International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change (IRIACC) is a five-year, CA$12.5 million research program aimed at helping vulnerable populations in Canada and in developing countries adapt to climate change. Five research teams are each tackling an urgent problem related to climate change adaptation, looking for solutions and strategies that will help communities cope with a changing climate.