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City tells builders near sea must raise land by 1 metre minimum to cope with rising levels

February 11th, 2012 · 184 Comments

I reported before Christmas that many municipalities on the coast are scrambling to alter their long-term guidelines for building on the coast following a provincial report that upped the estimate of how much the sea will rise in the next hundred years.

Word was just issued this week in Vancouver that, as an interim guideline, all builders are being told they should raise the level of their land by a metre. Memo below

CMO – SUS – Adaptation Sea Level Rise – Interim FCL Memo to Council signed – 2012

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