|Licence||Please note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada
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|Author||Dietz, S; Arnold, S|
|Source||Canada in a changing climate: regional perspectives report; by Warren, F J (ed.); Lulham, N (ed.); Lemmen, D S (ed.); 2021 p. 1-85, https://doi.org/10.4095/329324 Open Access|
|Links||Online - En ligne (interactive - interactif)|
|Links||Canada in a Changing Climate|
|Links||Le Canada dans un climat en changement|
|Publisher||Government of Canada|
|Related||This publication is a translation of Provinces de
|Related||This publication is related to Atlantic provinces, Canada in
a Changing Climate: regional perspectives report [infographic] |
|Province||New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island|
|NTS||1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 20; 21; 22A; 22B; 22C; 22O; 22P; 23A; 23B; 23G; 23H; 23I; 23J; 23O; 23P; 24A; 24H; 24I; 24P; 25A|
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|Subjects||Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; hydrogeology; Agriculture; Society and Culture; Economics and Industry; climatology; climate effects; environmental impacts; ecosystems; floods; coastal
environment; erosion; land use; planning; sea level changes; storms; temperature; reefs; wetlands; salt marshes; shorelines; mapping techniques; Climate change; Climate change adaptation; Resilience; Infrastructures; Communities; Indigenous lands;
Indigenous peoples; Indigenous culture; Environmental hazards; Health; Forestry; Fisheries; Aquaculture; Education; Extreme weather; Weather; Storm surge; Relocation; Mental health; Policy; Traditional Knowledge; Forests; Sustainable
|Illustrations||tables; sketch maps; photographs; flow diagrams; location maps; schematic representations|
|Program||Climate Change Impacts and
|Program||Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Canada in a Changing Climate|
|Released||2021 12 17 (09:00)|
Infrastructure is being threatened by increased flooding and erosion (see section 1.2): Climate change is amplifying existing flood risks in Atlantic Canada's
coastal areas and in locations that are prone to overland flooding and erosion. Recognizing the risks, a range of adaptation measures are being implemented, including changes to infrastructure design, such as using engineered protective structures,
as well as nature-based approaches to protect the coast.
Climate change is exacerbating risks to health and well-being (see section 1.3): People living in Atlantic Canada are facing significant risks to their physical and mental health and
well-being from climate change. Climate change exacerbates health issues associated with existing vulnerabilities in the region, which are influenced by factors such as socioeconomic status, ethnicity, employment and living arrangements. Adaptation
measures include public education, vulnerability mapping and actions to address health risks and their underlying factors.
Indigenous experiences inform adaptation in Atlantic Canada (see section 1.4): The Mi'kmaq, Wolastoqiyik and Peskotomuhkati
Nations of the Wabanaki Confederacy have occupied the Maritimes since time immemorial and have adapted to changes in climate and the environment over countless generations. Partnerships with, and leadership by, local Indigenous peoples are vital to
ensuring that the knowledge, perspectives and experiences that they hold from living on the land, inform adaptation in their communities and in the region.
Forestry, agriculture and fisheries are vulnerable to climate change (see section 1.5):
Atlantic Canada's natural resource industries are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. While examples of adaptation are found in each sect or - forestry, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture - there remains a lack of collaboration amongst
stakeholders to reduce risks from climate change.
Building adaptive capacity will strengthen resilience (see section 1.6): Adaptive capacity in Atlantic Canada is often constrained by limited human and financial resources. Partnerships and
collaboration between different stakeholders - including governments, NGOs, academia and the private sector - are important for driving adaptation in the region. Outreach, public education and effective communication are key for building adaptive
capacity in Atlantic Canada.
|Summary||(Plain Language Summary, not published)|
This chapter discusses climate change impacts and approaches to adaptation across the four Atlantic Provinces.