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A Wave of Collaboration to Explore
Thursday 24 November 2016 -  - Thursday 24 November 2016 


A Wave of Collaboration to Explore: Adapting to Climate Change in the Northwest

Regional workshop on climate change adaptation
November 24, 2016, at the Edmundston Convention Centre



Would you like to meet the groups, organizations and associations that have a daily positive impact on climate change adaptation in the northwest of New Brunswick? Are you interested in participating in a regional collaborative process on climate change adaptation?


On the agenda:

  • Climate Change Adaptation: a look at the people and the projects at the provincial level and in the northwest of New Brunswick
  • Challenges and opportunities in the northwest: moving forward with new tools and initiatives
  • Water, forestry and agriculture: how to adapt?
 

A Wave of Collaboration to Explore:

Adapting to Climate Change in the Northwest

Draft Agenda

November 24, 2016, at the Edmundston Convention Centre

9:00am
Registration and networking
9:30am

Introduction
       Raissa Marks, New Brunswick Environmental Network
Welcoming remarks 
       Cyrille Simard, Mayor of Edmundston 
9:55am

Climate change adaptation: a look at the federal, provincial and regional level
-          Jeff Hoyt, Climate Change Secretariat, NB Department of Environment and Local    
        Government

-          Catherine Dufour/Maurice D’Amours, Northwest Regional Service Commission
-          David LeBlanc, Restigouche Watershed Management Council
Q/A and discussions
10:50am
Break
11:05am

Planning adaptation at the municipal level 
-          Éric Gagnon, Town of Grand Falls
-          Donald McLaughlin, City of Bathurst
-         Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society 
Q/A
11:45am Round table and discussions: challenges and opportunities in northwestern NB
12:20pm
Lunch
1:00pm

Water, forestry and agriculture: how to adapt?
-          Michel Grégoire, Organisme du bassin versant du fleuve Saint-Jean
-         Stephen Wyatt/Hector Adégbidi, École de foresterie, Université de Moncton, Campus d’Edmundston
-         Jean-Louis Daigle, Retired Soil Conservationist and Engineer
Q/A
2:00pm
Break
2:15pm

Collaboration between the Southeast Regional Service Commission and ENGO: Using ecosystem services to reduce flood risks
        Sabine Dietz, Aster Group
2:30pm

Fostering collaboration and action
      Animated discussions (priorities, actions, next steps) 
3:15pm
Wrap up



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Location 
Centre de Congrès d'Edmundston
74 ch.Canada
Edmundston
NB
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Action Alerts

ACTION ALERT: Reinstate funding to the Canadian Environmental Network

Friday, 03 February 2017
by Raissa Marks
The Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks need your help!

Historically, the Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks including the NBEN received annual core funding from the Government of Canada. This was used to facilitate networking on environmental issues across the country, coordinate national and provincial issue-based caucuses, coordinate ENGO participation in federal public consultation processes, and maintain open lines of communication between ENGOs and the federal government.

In 2011, as part of the across-the-board cuts to civil society organizations by the previous federal government, all federal funding to the RCEN and its provincial affiliate networks was cut. This left the national network and most of the affiliates with functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work.

There is hope that the current government will provide for renewed funding in its upcoming budget. This funding is crucial for the survival of the national network and many of the provincial affiliate networks. A proposal has been submitted. It now needs strong and immediate support from environmental groups and individuals across the country.

This is where you come in!

Please take a few minutes to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and your MP telling them why you value the RCEN, your provincial affiliate network, or environmental networking at the national level in general. Feel free to use the template letter provided below. You can personalize it based on your experience or simply copy and paste.

Trudeau’s email is justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca and you can find your MP’s email here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members

Let’s show our federal politicians that a strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada!

Draft Template Letter:

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

I am writing to ask that annual core funding to the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) be reinstated.

Historically, the RCEN provided a crucial link between environmental groups across the country, both large and small. This link was vital in helping communities address environmental issues right across the country and ensuring a robust approach to the development of environmental policy in Canada.

Since funding was cut in 2011, the RCEN and most of its provincial affiliate networks have been functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work. This is not acceptable. A strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada. I urge you to reinstate core funding for this crucial work immediately.

Sincerely,

Still Time to Submit Comments - Snowmobile Trail Development up Mount Carleton

Monday, 21 November 2016
by Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
You can still send in your comments until end of day Nov 21 (Monday) on the environmental assessment report about the proposed snowmobile trail at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. If you're not sure what to say, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - NB Chapter has summarized some of our key messages here: http://cpawsnb.org/images/upload/key_messages_EIA.pdf

Please send comments or questions to: lynn.white@gnb.ca or mail to: Lynn White, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1.