RB photoRobin Bronen lives in Alaska and works as a human rights attorney and senior research scientist on the climate-forced relocations of Alaska Native communities. She is a senior research scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is also the cofounder and executive director of the Alaska Institute for Justice. She is currently working with 15 Alaska Native communities and state and federal government agencies to create a community-led relocation process that fosters community resilience. She has worked with the White House Council on Environmental Quality to implement President Obama’s Climate Change Task Force recommendation to address climate displacement. Internationally, she works as an expert on climate-forced planned relocations with the UNFCCC Warsaw Mechanism on Loss and Damage Task Force on Displacement and is a member of the advisory group for the Platform on Disaster Displacement, a national government-led, consultative process intended to build consensus on the development of a protection agenda addressing the needs of people displaced in the context of natural hazards, including the effects of climate change. Her research has been featured in the Guardian, CNN, Climate Wire and Nature magazine. She has written numerous articles published by Brookings Institution, the Guardian, New York University Law Review and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among others. She regularly presents her research at conferences focused on climate change adaptation, disaster relief reduction and climate change and population displacement. The Alaska Bar Association awarded her the 2007 Robert Hickerson Public Service award and the 2012 International Human Rights award. The Federal Bureau of Investigation awarded the Alaska Institute for Justice the 2012 FBI Director’s Community Service award for its work with human trafficking survivors and the International Soroptomist’s awarded her the 2012 Advancing the Rights of Women award.
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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Natural Infrastructure Learning Day: Inland Flooding & Erosion

Monday 29 October 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dieppe Rotary Club,
505 Melanson Rd, Dieppe, NB

During this learning day you will:
  • Take a bus tour of 2 natural infrastructure projects in Southeastern NB focused on reducing riverine erosion, managing storm water, improving water quality;
  • Develop a greater understanding of the role natural infrastructure can play in increasing our resilience to climate change;
  • Learn about common challenges related to implementing natural infrastructure projects and how to overcome them;
  • Have an opportunity to connect with experts in the field.

Speakers:
  • Adam Cheeseman, Nature NB
  • Emmanuel Machado, Town of Gibsons
  • Elaine Aucoin, City of Moncton
  • Adam Campbell, Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Ben Whalen, Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee

Agenda:
    9:00 AM: Registration
    9:15 AM: Welcome, Overview of Schedule (Adam Cheeseman)
    9:25 AM: Introduction and Importance of Natural Assets (Emanuel Machado)
  10:00 AM: Introduction to Naturalized Stormwater Ponds (Elaine Aucoin / Adam Campbell)
  10:20 AM: Break
  10:30 AM: Travel to Fairview Knoll project
  10:45 AM: Tour Naturalized Stormwater Pond (Elaine Aucoin / Adam Campbell)
  11:45 PM: Travel to Lunch at Rotary Park
  12:00 PM: Lunch
    1:00 PM: Travel to Sussex - Introduction to KWRC, Rain Garden, and River Erosion (Ben Whalen)
    2:00 PM: Break & Tour of Rain Garden (5 Moffet Avenue)
    2:15 PM: Travel to River Restoration site
    2:30 PM: Tour River Restoration project
    3:30 PM: Travel to Dieppe (presentation on MNAI project – TBD)
    4:30 PM: Evaluations & Closing


To participate in this learning day, please:  Registration is now closed!


February 6, 2019
Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Children's Environmental Health Collaborative

New Maryland Centre, 754 New Maryland Hwy, New Maryland

Places stay with us. 
The places where we live and play as children stay with us and not just through memories; they mould our characters and have a profound impact, be it positive or negative, on our mental and physical health throughout our lives. New Brunswick has a unique landscape dotted with forests, marshes and rivers, but also heavily industrialised areas. Children grow up in all these places. Where did you grow up? How has it affected you? 

Join us on February 6 to hear from experts on public health, industry and contaminants and explore ways in which we can address cumulative impacts and promote positive impacts on children’s health. Let’s tip the balance towards what matters most – our children’s health. 

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AGENDA - FEBRUARY 6, 2019
8:30 Registration  
9:00 Welcome
Introductions
Raissa Marks and Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network
9:20 Update from active Children's Environmental Health Collaborative Teams



Update on ECHO project
CEH Steering Committee, Barbara Mackinnon, NB Lung Association
Team Education, Liz Smith, NB Lung Association
Team Nurses, Susanne Priest, Nursing Association of N.B.

Dr. Céline Surette, Université de Moncton
9:50 An introduction to cumulative impacts

Dr. Chris Buse, University of Northern British Columbia
Dr. Anne Fauré, Université de Moncton

10:40 Break  
11:00 Belledune Case Study Dr. Anne Fauré, Université de Moncton
Hara Saadia, Université de Moncton
11:20 Workshop: Mapping out impacts Dr. Céline Surette, Université de Moncton
12:10 Lunch  
1:00 Panel: Perspectives on cumulative impacts and children's health Stéphanie Richard, Chaleur Resource Centre for parents
Michelina Mancuso, New Brunswick Health Council
Laure Bourdon, Université de Moncton

Moderator: Serge LaRochelle, Groupe de développement durable du Pays de Cocagne
1:40 Breakout discussions  
2:10 Break  
2:30 First Nations Youth Environment and Health   Dr. Mélanie Lemire, Laval University
3:15 Team group discussions  
3:55 Wrap and moving forward Raissa Marks and Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network

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November 17, 2018, 9:00-4:15
New Maryland Centre, 754 New Maryland Hwy, just outside Fredericton

Assembly of All Groups: Let’s build on one another’s efforts! Share key information with groups around the province and learn about other groups’ current issues, priorities, tools, and approaches. A little information goes a long way.

Workshops & Dialogues: Building our capacity! Join in-depth solutions-oriented dialogues to move common challenges ahead. Learn from experienced practitioners about ways to make your group more effective.

Stronger Relationships: Relationships are always front and centre in our work. Face-to-face time with others in the Network helps us develop stronger relationships and build resiliency in the environmental movement.

Annual General Meeting: We can accomplish a lot when we work together! Hear about the latest successes and on-going collaborative initiatives happening under the NBEN umbrella and welcome new groups to the Network.

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Draft Agenda
9:00-9:30 am Registration & Networking
Silent Auction
 
9:30-9:45 am Welcome & Introductions  
9:45-10:30 am Annual General Meeting Welcoming new groups
Steering Committee elections
Policy resolutions
10:30-10:55 am Assembly of All Groups I Water
  • Watershed Caucus, Simon Mitchell, Meduxnekeag River Association
  • Federal focus on the St. John River, Molly Demma, St. John River Society
  • Citizen science approach to watershed monitoring, Kelli-Nicole Croucher, EOS Eco-Energy
  • Efforts to protect water quality on Northumberland Strait, Warren Redman, Save Wetlands Water and Tourism
10:55-11:20 am Networking Break
Silent Auction
 
11:20 am-12:30 pm Assembly of All Groups II Energy & Climate Change  
  • Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative
  • Low-carbon Economy Caucus (to be confirmed)
  • Maintaining the moratorium, Jim Emberger, NB Anti-Shale Gas Alliance
  • Small modular reactors at Lepreau, Chris Rouse, PEACE NB
  • Draft-proofing work parties, Amanda Marlin, EOS Eco-Energy
Biodiversity & Protected Natural Areas  
  • Biodiversity Collaborative, Sabine Dietz, Nature NB
  • Marine Protected Areas, Matt Abbott, Fundy Baykeeper
  • Spraying Caucus, Caroline Lubbé-D'Arcy, Stop Spraying New Brunswick
Education 
  • Sustainability Education Alliance of New Brunswick, Roland Chiasson, Nature NB
  • Provincial climate change and energy education plan, Geoff MacDonald, The Gaia Project 
Environmental Health  
  • Children’s Environmental Health Collaborative, Barb MacKinnon, New Brunswick Lung Association
  • Cocagne watershed interactive map, Serge LaRochelle, Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group
  • Environmental Rights Caucus, Bonnie Hamilton-Bogart, Voices for Sustainable Environments and Communities
12:30-12:45 pm Awards Presentation  
12:45-1:40 pm Lunch
Silent Auction
 
1:45-2:15 pm Workshops & Dialogues I
(concurrent sessions)
  • Watershed Caucus Meeting
  • Staff retention, Renata Woodward, Nature Trust of NB
  • How a good idea becomes a law, Lois Corbett, Conservation Council of NB
  • The role of advocacy in public policy development, Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society NB Chapter
2:20-2:50 pm Workshops & Dialogues II
(concurrent sessions)
  • Environmental Rights Caucus Meeting
  • How the Environmental Trust Fund could work better for environmental groups, Scott Lloy, NB Department of Environment and Local Government
  • When government has the mandate and NGOs have the capacity, Simon Mitchell, Meduxnekeag River Association
  • How a good idea becomes a law, Lois Corbett, Conservation Council of NB
2:55-3:25 pm Workshops & Dialogues III
(concurrent sessions)
  • Low-carbon Economy Caucus Meeting
  • How the Environmental Trust Fund could work better for environmental groups, Scott Lloy, NB Department of Environment and Local Government
  • Staff retention, Renata Woodward, Nature Trust of NB
  • When government has the mandate and NGOs have the capacity, Simon Mitchell, Meduxnekeag River Association
  • The role of advocacy in public policy development, Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society NB Chapter
3:25-3:55 Keynote Address Jeff Carr, Minister of Environment and Local Government
3:55-4:00 pm Wrap up  
4:00-4:15 Networking Break
Silent Auction
 
4:15 Silent Auction Closes  


whoscoming

Hannah Moore, Lindsay Gauvin, Jean Louis Deveau, Garth Hood, Charles Thibodeau, Susan O'Donnell, Paula Tippett, Roxanne MacKinnon, Robena Weatherley, John Yauss, Melissa Rafuse, Tony Diamond, Ryan Leblanc, Nadine IvesBen Whalen, Deborah Carr, Sharon Murphy-Mayne, Brittany Dixon, Anita Cannon, William Millar, Michael Hardy, Briana Cowie, Jason Harasimo, Corinne Hersey, Frank Johnston, Arthur Melanson, Sabine Dietz, Janet Gordon, Bonnie Hamiliton Bogart, Roberta Clowater, Kelsey Wiersdma, Michelle Thibault, Christine Lemay, Paula Noel, Sam Arnold, Barbara MacKinnon, Simon Mitchell, Kelli-Nicole Croucher, Anne Reed, Warren Redmand, David Thompson, Jim Emberger, Chris Rouse, Amanda Marlin, Raissa Marks, Matt Abbott, Tzomi Burkhart, Caroline Lubbe-D'Arcy, Roland Chiasson, Geoff MacDonald, Molly Demma, Serge LaRochelle, Renata Woodward, Lois Corbett, Dorice Pinet, Scott Lloy, Nikole Watson, Judith Aro, Marilyn Merritt-Gray, Colin Forsythe, Annika Chiasson, Kaleigh Holder, Samantha Brewster, Kristin Elton, Uli Irlich, Jillian Hudgins, Charlotte Flores, Joanie Dubé, Zaheera Denath, Wiebke Tinney, Lee Reed

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