Adapting to climate change refers to adjustments in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities"
"Adaptation will be necessary to address impacts resulting from the warming which is already unavoidable due to past emissions" – IPCC
"A wide array of adaptation options is available, but more extensive adaptation than is currently occurring is required
to reduce vulnerability to future climate change" – IPCC
"The benefits of strong and early action far outweigh the economic costs of not acting" - Stern Review
"A portfolio of adaptation and mitigation measures can diminish the risks associated with climate change" - IPCC
Welcome to Burton Dickinson Consulting Ltd.
Burton Dickinson Consulting was established in 2008 by Ian Burton and Thea Dickinson.
BDC is a small company consisting of two principals and a wide network of colleagues and associates. Our strengths include a high international reputation and many years of experience (Burton) and new skills, energy and motivation (Dickinson). We have formed a partnership to make our collective capacities available to governments, the private sector and civil society. Our expertise is in the area of climate change, especially adaptation to climate variability and extremes. We work at the interface of science and policy. At this time we are interested in undertaking small single source contracts or being a supporting partner with larger consulting firms in the competitive bidding process in Canada and internationally.
BURTON DICKINSON CONSULTING LTD