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The Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative brings together municipal leaders, regional planners, provincial and federal government representatives, non-profit groups, researchers and academics, industry representatives, and others to advance and mainstream climate change adaptation across sectors. The Collaborative was formed in 2013 in support of the New Brunswick Climate Change Action Plan 2014-2020.

Priorities

The following provincial priorities have been developed collaboratively by those involved in the Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative, and were agreed upon at the December 4, 2014, provincial conference:
  1. Maintain a network and support partnership to advance climate change adaptation in the province.
  2. Ensure that appropriate research, data and tools are share among collaborative partners and widely across sectors.
  3. Support education and communication approaches focused on climate change adaptation.
  4. Encourage the development and updating of policies and regulations that incorporate climate change adaptation.
  5. Encourage and support mainstreaming of planning at all levels to account for climate change adaptation and the need to include economic, social, cultural, and ecological values. 
  6. Promote green infrastructure as a viable option for adaptation.
  7. Promote the incorporation of climate change considerations in all projects and activities and support funding options that account for adaptation.
Conferences and Workshops

Under the umbrella of the Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative, the New Brunswick Environmental Network is proud to organize a series of regional workshops and provincial conferences that addresses the subject. During each workshop, different speakers working in various sectors are able to share with participants in regards to innovative tools, sustainable projects and examples of successful collaborations. All reports available in the NBEN Reference Library.

  • Climate Change Adaptation in the Northwest
    Edmunston, November 22, 2017.
  • A Wave of Collaboration to Explore: Adapting to Climate Change in the Northwest
    Edmundston, November 24, 2016.
  • Advancing Climate Change Adaptation in NB: Innovative Practices & Opportunities
    February 12, 2016
  • Water, Land and Communities: Adapting to Climate Change along the St. John River
    Woodstock, November 30, 2015.
  • Climate Impacts: Challenges, Lessons and Collaboration in the Acadian Peninsula
    Shippagan, March 24, 2015.
  • Responding to Climate Risk: Working across all sectors to advance adaptation in NB
    December 4, 2014
  • Reducing Risk: A Workshop to Initiatite Collaboration on a Climate Adaptation Strategy Among All Sectors
    Moncton, February 26, 2013.
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Action Alerts

Have your say on Draft Water Strategy!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
by Conservation Council of New Brunswick
A Water Strategy for New Brunswick

On October 6, 2017, the department of Environment and Local Government released a draft water strategy for comments. The draft strategy is available on the government website. Comments can be submitted by email to: waterstrategy-strategiedeleau@gnb.ca or by mail to: Department of Environment and Local Government, Policy and Planning Division, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5H1. Comments will be accepted until November 20, 2017.

In order to help groups with their submissions, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, in cooperation with watershed groups, has put together key elements of a watershed strategy and a sample letter to send to the Department.

Summary​ ​of​ ​8​ ​Key​ ​Elements​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Strong​ ​Water​ ​Protection​ ​Strategy

New​ ​Brunswick​ ​deserves​ ​a​ ​water​ ​protection​ ​strategy​ ​that:
    1. is​​ ​​science-based;​ ​(involving​ ​baseline​ ​data,​ ​tracking​ ​and​ ​taking​ ​into​ ​consideration cumulative​ ​impacts,​ ​environmental​ ​flows)
    2. sets​ ​water​ ​quality​ ​standards​ ​within​ ​a​ ​working,​ ​legal​ ​mechanism;
    3. conserves​ ​all​ ​water​ ​within​ ​​watersheds​ ​including​ ​surface​ ​waters​ ​(lakes,​ ​streams,​ ​rivers) and​ ​groundwater,​ ​by​ ​developing​ ​good​ ​conservation​ ​plans,​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​practices,​ ​and uses​ ​the​ ​precautionary​ ​principle​ ​as​ ​a​ ​guiding,​ ​legally​ ​enforceable​ ​tool;
    4. protects​ ​our​ ​marine​ ​coastal​ ​areas​ ​in​ ​law;
    5. has​ ​a​ ​meaningful​ ​form​ ​of​ ​​co-governance​ ​with​ ​First​ ​Nations;
    6. includes​ ​the​ ​development,​ ​implementation​ ​and​ ​enforcement​ ​of​ ​watershed​ ​protection plans,​ ​developed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​transparent​ ​manner,​ ​involving​ ​government,​ ​businesses,​ ​watershed organizations,​ ​farmers,​ ​municipal​ ​officials,​ ​and​ ​citizens;
    7. is​ ​accountable,​ ​which​ ​includes​ ​ongoing​ ​monitoring​ ​and​ ​annual​ ​reporting​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​on the​ ​progress​ ​of​ ​goals​ ​and​ ​objectives​ ​outlined​ ​in​ ​the​ ​water​ ​protection​ ​strategy;​ ​and,
    8. is​​ ​enforceable​ ​through​ ​a​ ​modern​ ​legal​ ​framework
Sample Letter
 My name is ______, and I am writing to express my support for a strong Water Strategy in New Brunswick.

I live near ______ OR I live in ___________ watershed

Describe your favourite spot to fish/swim/paddle etc.

Share your favourite water memory.

Clean, healthy water is important to me because _____________.

Have you recently experienced a boil water order? Blue-green algae? Extreme weather? Describe what is of concern to you.

I applaud the provincial government for moving forward on its commitment to protecting our water; however I believe the draft strategy does not go far enough to ensure healthy water for my watershed.

We need a water protection strategy that (Insert one or multiple key elements).

I am afraid that if left unattended, my watershed will face ongoing and increasing treats from (pollution, wetland and coastal estuary loss, loss of adequate environmental flow to sustain aquatic life, and increasing climate change impacts such as floods, droughts, and high temperatures.)

Please protect my watershed by implementing a strong water protection strategy with modern legislation that (note key element(s)) to ensure the health of our water and people.

Thank you,
Your name.

For more information, visit the CCNB's website.

Call for nominations for the NBEN Awards - 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017
by Annika Chiasson
Every day people and environmental groups take action to protect and restore New Brunswick’s environment.  

Over this past year, who stands out in your mind? 

We invite you to nominate a group or individual deserving of one of the NBEN awards which will be presented in style at Eco-Confluence 2017.  Send an e-mail to nben@nben.ca describing your nominee’s work.  Nominees must be members or associates of the NBEN*.

Nomination deadline is September 13, 2017.

*Current NBEN Steering Committee members are not eligible for awards.
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