Breaking the Silos: Advancing Climate Change Adaptation from an Agricultural Lens

The NBEN is excited about its upcoming annual Climate Change Adaptation Collaboration conference. 

This virtual conference is being planned for the afternoons of Wednesday and Thursday3rd and 4th November.
This year’s theme, "Building Relationships to Advance Climate Change Adaptation from an Agricultural Lens" will help us 'break down the silos' to work together.



Here's a preview of the Agenda (Draft):

Wednesday 3rd November 2021 - Day One
Time Session Speaker
12:30 Connecting & Networking

13:00 Welcome & Introductions Tim Murphy, New Brunswick Environmental Network 
Zaheera Denath, New Brunswick Environmental Network 
Ben Whalen, Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative Chair 
Rob Capozi, Climate Change Secretariat
13:20 Indigenous Opening Ceremony
13:50 Keynote:
How does climate affect our farming communities? How can farmers work with other sectors to best adapt to the changes to come?
Sarah Delisle - AgriClimat
Cedric MacLeod - MacLeod Agronomics
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
14:30    Session 1: Environmental Farm Plan
John Russell & Likhita Potluri, Agricultural Alliance of NB
Session 2: CLIMAtlantic Sabine Dietz, CLIMAtlantic
Session 3: ALUS Canada Alyssa Cousineau, ALUS Canada 
BREAK
PRESENTATIONS
What programs and support can NB Farmers receive to adapt to our changing climate? How can collaboration meet the needs of farmers?
15:25 Deparment of Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fisheries (DAAF)  Daniel Savoie, DAAF
15:42 Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick  John Russell, Agricultural Alliance of NB
15:59 National Farmers Union in New Brunswick   Dr. Bernard Soubry, National Farmers Union
16:16 Agricultural Climate Solutions Cedric MacLeod, Agricultural Alliance of NB
16:30 Closing Remarks
Ben Whalen, Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee



Thursday 4th November 2021 - Day Two
Time Session Speaker
12:30 Connecting & Networking
13:00 Welcome Back  Tim Murphy, New Brunswick Environmental Network 
Zaheera Denath, New Brunswick Environmental Network 
Ben Whalen, Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative Chair 
Rob Capozi, Climate Change Secretariat
13:10 A conversation on Collaboration for Adaptation in a Crowded Climate Landscape? Opportunities for partnership, collaboration, and joint action across sectors.

Moderators
- Adam Cheeseman, Nature NB
- Adrian Prado, Northwest Regional Service Commission
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Panel
- James Bornemann, Southeast Regional Service Commission
- Marion Tetegon-Simon, Valorés
- Daniel Savoie, DAAF
- Rob Capozi, Climate Secretariat, DELG
- more panelists to be confirmed

BREAK
ROCKET TALKS
15:05 Consumer: How consumers can make better choices and support climate change adaptation on farms. TBA, Food for All NB
  Industry: How industry can drive changes in sustainable regenerative farming in a time of climate crisis. Spencer Karabelas-Pittman, (Canadian Sustainability) North American Agricultural Sustainability Lead, McCain Foods 
  Research: How continued research is needed to help point the way forward. Li, Sheng, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  ENGO/NGO: How do farmer led NGOs help move towards sustainable farming practices. TBA
15:10 Farmers: Ensuring farms remain resilient and competitive by building capacity to take climate change projections into account in/on farm decision-making, while contributing to sustainable agricultural development. TBA
16:30 Closing Remarks
Ben Whalen, Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee




~ Conference Fees ~
General Admission: $60
NBEN Member &/or Student: $50
Early Bird: less $10

NB: the Early Bird Discount will be applied automatically during the checkout process.

Event Information

Event Date 03 November, 2021 12:30 pm
Event End Date 04 November, 2021 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06-Oct-2021
Cut off date 01 November, 2021 5:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 29 October, 2021 1:43 pm
Individual Price General Admission: $60, NBEN Member & Student: $50, Early Bird: less $10
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