CLIMAtlantic facilitates access to data and information that supports adaptation to climate change in Atlantic Canada through collaboration, networking, and partnerships.

Why does adaptation matter?

Due to the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere over many years, simply reducing emissions is no longer enough to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

As a result, adaptation is required and is key to managing the risks and worst-case scenarios from climate change.

What are the impacts of climate change?

The impacts of a warming planet are sea-level rise, inland flooding, storm surges, saltwater intrusion, biodiversity loss, increased extreme heat, drought, and erosion. The level of damage caused by these impacts can be reduced and sometimes prevented. The cost of prevention is far less than reactive measures after impacts.

How CLIMAtlantic can help

As awareness of climate change grows, so does the demand for climate services. Accurate data supports decisions to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Our focus is on creating a strong network, generating a wealth of information sharing amongst colleagues, in addition to supporting specific place-based work.

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Timeline photosIntroducing the speakers for our second Virtual Youth Climate Summit!Our first speaker is Sepehr Khosravi. In his presentation, Sepehr will discuss climate science and how the climate is changing, specifically in Newfoundland and Atlantic Canada. He will also open a conversation on what climate adaptation could look like in our province. There will be an opportunity to chat about any questions you may have. 🌍 ☁️ Register here: event-wizard.com/events/buildingresiliencetogether2022/CLIMAtlantic#youthsummit #climateaction #climatechange #climatecollectivenl ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't miss these two upcoming presentations highlighting key solutions to respond to climate change:1. A framework for implementing nature-based coastal adaptation strategies. This directly guides practitioners in working with community residents, landowners, coastal resource users, and governments to implement natural vs. hard infrastructure. Presented by: Dr. Danika Van Proosdij (Saint Mary’s University & TransCoastal Adaptations)2. Examples of coastal environmental design with nature shown through interactive maps, narrative, and visualizations of a wide range of ways to prepare for sea-level rise and floods. Presented by: Dr. Kees Lokman (University of British Columbia)Friday, May 27, 2022 from 2 – 3pm ASTRegister here:laurentian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5WOEW8WNTduPYo8F2B4PxQ~~Ne manquez pas ces deux présentations à venir qui mettent en avant des solutions clés pour répondre au changement climatique :1. Un cadre pour la mise en œuvre de stratégies d'adaptation côtière fondées sur la nature. Ce cadre guide directement les praticiens dans leur travail avec les résidents des communautés, les propriétaires fonciers, les utilisateurs des ressources côtières et les gouvernements pour mettre en œuvre des infrastructures naturelles plutôt que dures. Présenté par : Dr. Danika Van Proosdij (Université Saint Mary's et TransCoastal Adaptations)2. Exemples de conception environnementale côtière avec la nature montrés par des cartes interactives, des récits et des visualisations d'un large éventail de moyens de se préparer à l'élévation du niveau de la mer et aux inondations. Présenté par : Dr Kees Lokman (Université de la Colombie-Britannique)Vendredi 27 mai 2022 de 14 à 15 heures ASTInscrivez-vous ici :laurentian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5WOEW8WNTduPYo8F2B4PxQ ... See MoreSee Less
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The National Adaptation Strategy Symposium is starting in a few minutes (virtually).It will feature a presentation on the latest climate projections from the IPCC & the Canadian Centre for Climate Services.Register & attend here:us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5h7Wxe5RQKi7GIGaQrLdQ~~Le Symposium sur la stratégie nationale d'adaptation commence dans quelques minutes (virtuellement).Il comprendra une présentation sur les dernières projections climatiques du GIEC et du Centre canadien des services climatologiques.Inscrivez-vous et participez ici :us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5h7Wxe5RQKi7GIGaQrLdQThere is an upcoming National Adaptation Strategy Symposium happening on May 16, 2022 from 11:00 to 15:30 (ET) to learn more about the development of Canada’s first National Adaptation Strategy. More importantly, this event is open to the public and will bring together adaptation leaders from across the country to share ideas on actions needed.Register here: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5h7Wxe5RQKi7GIGaQrLdQLearn more about Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy here: www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-plan/national-adaptation-stra...~~Un symposium sur la stratégie nationale d'adaptation aura lieu le 16 mai 2022 de 11 h à 15 h 30 (HE) pour en apprendre davantage sur l'élaboration de la première stratégie nationale d'adaptation du Canada. Plus important encore, cet événement est ouvert au public et réunira des leaders de l'adaptation de tout le pays pour partager des idées sur les actions nécessaires.Inscrivez-vous ici : us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5h7Wxe5RQKi7GIGaQrLdQ Pour en savoir plus sur la Stratégie nationale d'adaptation du Canada : www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-plan/national-adaptation-stra... ... See MoreSee Less
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What should a successful National Adaptation Strategy include?

Canada is falling behind peer countries on climate change adaptation. Canada’s first ever National #Adaptation Strategy, expected by the end of 2022, is the opportunity to catch up.


The National Adaptation Strategy Symposium is starting in a few minutes (virtually).

It will feature a presentation on the latest climate projections from the @IPCC_CH & the Canadian Centre for Climate Services.

Register & attend here:

Green Shores is an excellent program offering solutions for shoreline property owners and managers to respond to issues such as shoreline erosion and sea level rise.

TransCoastal Adaptations in Nova Scotia: https://www.transcoastaladaptations.com/green-shores

Possibly coming to NB: https://db.nben.ca/files/u146/Exploring%20green%20shores%20in%20New%20Brunswick(6).pdf

Help Desk

CLIMAtlantic is here to support you in accessing and applying climate data in your work. Whether it is assistance with locating the most relevant data, understanding its implications, or guidance on the integration of climate data into decision-making, we are here as a free, public resource.

Please reach out to us over phone at 1-506-710-2226 or in the form here.

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