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Since climate change is likely to increase pressure on biodiversity and ecosystems, adaptive measures must be put in place to preserve them and the benefits they provide. The government is focusing on the following issues:
An Ouranos study on Lyme disease (PDF) (in French) has given us a better understanding of how the vector of this disease is spreading in Québec and enables us to assess the effect of climate and habitat changes on its progress. This new knowledge will help us develop decision-making tools that will make it easier to incorporate climate change adaptation into biodiversity conservation, environmental management, and land use planning activities in rural, peri-urban, and urban areas.