To support building capacity and expertise at the municipal level for the implementation of nature-based climate solutions in this project, we are heavily focused on meaningful engagement with municipalities. This engagement is centered around two main stages of the project: the development of the cost-benefits framework for nature-based infrastructure, and training, education, and promotion of the cost-benefits tool. Throughout the entire project, we are working closely with the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick and L’Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick.

In the first stage of the project, we hosted five engagement sessions throughout New Brunswick to understand what challenges and barriers municipalities face in implementing nature-based climate solutions as well as their levels of interest in pursuing them.

These engagement sessions took place on:

February 22nd, 2023 – Dieppe

February 28
th, 2023 – Fredericton

February 28th, 2023 – Edmundston

March 13th, 2023 - Online

March 21st, 2023 – Quispamsis/Saint John

Starting in the fall of 2023 we will be hosting training sessions in different areas of the province with municipal staff and elected officials on the cost-benefits tool to illustrate how it can be applied in a decision-making context and to encourage the use of it to support growth in the use of nature-based climate solutions. 

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