Welcome to Resilience 2:1

We are a volunteer
multi-disciplinary group
of educators, researchers
and professionals focused
on the issue of resilience
for Canada during
a changing climate.

Resilience is the ability to withstand shocks and move on to live well. With climate change, many now approach diverse sectors of the economy and especially urban and community planning through the lens of resilience. Resilience 2:1 is based on a measure of biocapacity to ecofootprint as tracked for the past 30 years by the Global Footprint Network at footprintnetwork.org. There they have data that includes national ecofootprints and resource availability. Canada, has a biocapacity to ecofootprint ratio of roughly 2:1.  The ratio has been declining, especially in the last 30 years.

Resilience demands both mitigation and adaptation to the changes caused by climate disruption. Biocapacity is an essential tool to both mitigate climate change through carbon storage and to enable adaptation through healthier ecosystems.

Trees and soil absorb carbon dioxide. Reforestation and the addition of new trees, also enables habitat that promotes biodiversity and healthier ecosystems. A diverse ecosystem has a better chance of surviving climate change and continuing on in a healthy way.

About Us

DEEP RESILIENCE: Our “Hotter, Wetter, Wilder”
A Presentation of Seneca College in association with TD Insurance
23, 24 and 25 October 2018

We know many of the causes including human impact on our climate, more people living in denser urban agglomerations, and the catastrophic effects of fire and rain in what we thought were stable settings. We want to begin looking at modest, imaginative, and bigger solutions and responses.


This three-day event at Seneca College has been made possible through the generous support and active engagement of TD Insurance