CCAC Conf19

Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative

Wednesday 20 February 2019
New Maryland Centre, 754 New Maryland Hwy, New Maryland, NB

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Our climate is changing. How do we engage our communities to think about adaptation? What is our province doing to help with adaptation measures and meeting action plan goals? What are other groups working on around climate change adaptation? What tools are needed and which are the most useful? Are we doing enough and what are the barriers we are encountering?


DRAFT AGENDA
  9:00 – Registration & Meet and Greet
  9:30 – Welcome and Introductions
Raissa Marks & Zaheera Denath, New Brunswick Environmental Network
  9:45 – Federal & Provincial Context:
What’s been happening in climate change? Where are the opportunities? What about funding?
Robert Capozi, NB Department of Environment and Local Government;
Eddie Oldfield, Federation of Canadian Municipalities;
Sabine Dietz, Aster Group Environmental Services Co-operative,
Susannah Banks, NB Federation of Woodlot Owners,
Serge Dupuis, Université de Moncton
10:45 – Break
11:00 – Keynote Speaker 
Rights, Resilience and Community-led Relocation
Robin Bronen, Alaska Institute for Justice
A human rights attorney in Alaska and senior research scientist on the climate-forced relocations of Alaskan Indigenous communities.
11:45 – Project Sharing I
Action & Adaptation Plans & Strategies
Tantramar – Implementation Addressing Mitigation, Adaptation & Resiliency
Amanda Marlin & Kelly-Nicole Croucher, EOS Eco-Energy
UNB Fredericton & Saint John Campuses
Jill Pelkey, Department of Environment & Local Government
Chaleur RSC – Flooding & Coastal Erosion
Robert Capozi, Department of Environment & Local Government
Agriculture & Forestry
Linking Mitigation & Adaptation within Agriculture
Brittany McGuire, Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network
Climate-Adaptive Silviculture
Megan de Graaf, Community Forest International
12:30 – LUNCH
  1:30 – Project Sharing II
Education
Climate Change Adaptation Using Natural Conservation Approaches
Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, New Brunswick Chapter
Erosion, Flooding & Flood Risk
Ice Flood Risk Mapping and Mitigation: Kennebecasis River Watershed
Marc-André Long, Université de Moncton
Health
Eco-Anxiety
Louise Comeau, University of New Brunswick
Infrastructure
Facilitation of Climate Change Considerations in Asset Management Planning – Stormwater & Road Network Systems
Leo Liu & Kim Reeder, University of New Brunswick
Green Infrastructure Solutions for Stormwater Management
Graeme Stewart-Robertson, ACAP Saint John
 2:15 – Break
 2:30 – Concurrent Workshops – Training & Capacity Building
Workshop I
Protected Natural Areas & Natural Asset Management
Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, New Brunswick Chapter
Adam Cheeseman, Nature NB
Workshop II
Retreat as a Solution: Managing risk, managing expectations, taking responsibility
Sabine Dietz, Aster Group Environmental Services Co-operative
Amanda Marlin, EOS Eco Energy
Workshop III
Adapting and Mitigating with Carbon Credits
Megan de Graaf, Community Forest International
 3:15 – Opportunities to Overcome Barriers
Raissa Marks, New Brunswick Environmental Network,
Sabine Dietz, Aster Group Environmental Services Co-operative
Louise Comeau, University of New Brunswick
 3:50 – Wrap-up
Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, New Brunswick Chapter
 4:00 – Close


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Conference Planning Committee:
Ben Whalen, Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee
James Bornemann, SE Regional Service Commission
Rob Capozi, New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government
Raissa Marks & Zaheera Denath, New Brunswick Environmental Network
Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society – New Brunswick Chapter
Sabine Dietz, Aster Group Environmental Services Co-operative

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