The 'Adaptation Learning Network: Inspiring Climate Action' (ALN) is a resource for professionals in British Columbia who work at the front line of climate adaptation to integrate adaptation competencies into their professional practice, through education, training and networking. It aims to increase British Columbia’s capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate change and works to enhance the knowledge and skills of working professionals who care for the province’s natural resources and infrastructure, including engineers, planners, technicians, landscape architects, agrologists, biologists, and foresters. ALN helps individuals build their skills through professional training in climate adaptation while encouraging knowledge exchange through a network of professionals in multiple disciplines.
The site includes educational opportunities such as adaptation focused courses directed at working professionals, and access to research papers and relevant webinars. It also reports on completed projects locally and globally, and supports an extensive network. Adaptation Learning Network is led by the ResiliencebyDesign Innovation Lab at Royal Roads University. The project is supported by the Climate Action Secretariat of the BC Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy and Natural Resources Canada through its Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) program. The BRACE program works with the provinces to support training activities that help build skills and expertise on climate adaptation and resilience.