Edmundston Engagement Session - Building connected communities: adapting to the climate crisis through nature

Climate change is here, it is happening, and it is impacting New Brunswickers across the province.  Nature-based and natural approaches to adapting to climate change focus on implementing infrastructure that restores and protects natural areas while removing greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere, reducing flooding and stormwater surge risks, and supporting biodiversity. 

Join us for an engagement session in your region to help us determine how nature-based climate solutions can benefit your communities, what barriers to implementation you might face in your local governments, and how we can best develop a cost-benefit analysis tool to support decision-making. These engagement sessions will also involve sharing resources and related tools to support your communities in gaining the capacity to implement nature-based climate solutions as well as the preliminary results of a public survey of opinion of New Brunswick residents on nature-based climate solutions.

These engagement sessions are targeted towards municipal/local government staff and elected officials but we also welcome representatives from local community organizations and interested local residents.

There will be engagement sessions in Dieppe on February 22ndFredericton on February 28th, Edmundston on February 28th, Bathurst on March 1st,  Perth-Andover on March 1stQuispamsis on March 3rdonline on March 14th.

These engagement sessions are being held as a component of the Research and Knowledge Initiative project Supporting Climate Risk Mitigation for Municipalities with Nature-based Infrastructure - Research and Knowledge Initiative. The New Brunswick Environmental Network is leading this project along with project partner Nature NB and is supported by an advisory committee including representatives from the New Brunswick Climate Change Secretariat, CLIMAtlantic, Infrastructure Canada, Union of New Brunswick Municipalities, and the Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick. This project is funded in part by Infrastructure Canada and the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund. For more information, visit the community of practice for nature based solutions or contact the Project Coordinator, Lilian Barraclough at lily.barraclough@nben.ca.

Event Information

Event Date 28 February, 2023 1:00 pm
Event End Date 28 February, 2023 3:00 pm
Cut off date 28 February, 2023 12:00 pm
Location Best Western Edmundston
Categories RKI Engagement Sessions , Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative

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