Resilience or Reluctance: Climate Change Adaptation in Atlantic Canada
The sixth panel in the MacEachen Institute's ten-week Policy Matters Speaker Series.
The 2019 Canada’s Changing Climate Report (CCCR) projects that Atlantic Canada will experience extreme sea-level change in the coming years. This will result in more frequent high water-level events, causing damage to coastal infrastructure and ecosystem. In many respects, the future is already here. In 2018, for example, floods in New Brunswick affected 12,000 properties and caused $80,000,000 in damages. These events have a drastic impact on both the population’s health and pocketbook. In light of the new CCCR report, this edition of Policy Matters considers questions such as how effective are current policies on resilience and adaptation for the east coast and Canada? What are the tough choices that lie ahead, and how do we address them?
Blair Feltmate (Chair) - Professor in the School of Enivronment and Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo
Omer Chouinard - Emeritus Professor in Environment, Université de Moncton
Megan Leslie - President and CEO, WWF-Canada
Kate Sherren - Associate Professor in the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University
Robert Strang - Chief Medical Officer of Health, Nova Scotia
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
This event will be live streamed on Facebook Live at Facebook.com/DALMIPP.
More information at Dal.ca/mipp
Room 1020, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue, Halifax,