❯   Reinforce the governance and resilience abilities to face climate change of the coastal and riverside communities throughout the St. Lawrence Gulf and Estuary   ❮

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NECAP | New England Climate Adaptation Project

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Science Impact Collaborative worked with the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) and the Consensus Building Institute to test an innovative way to help coastal communities understand and prepare for the potential impacts of climate change. With a grant from the NERRS Science Collaborative, the team engaged four at-risk New England towns in testing the use of role-play simulations as a means to educate the public about climate change threats and to help communities explore ways of decreasing their vulnerability and enhancing their resilience to climate change impacts.

We anticipate that this project provides valuable insights into techniques for engaging communities in public learning, risk management, and collaborative decision-making around science-intensive public disputes. We also hope it provides a model approach that communities in New England and elsewhere can use to prepare for climate change.

Ecology action centre: Engaging coastal communities towards climate change adaptation: experiences in Chéticamp

Ecology action centre publication

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Démocratie participative, guide des outils pour agir

Publication from Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la Nature et l’Homme, think tank

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More informations on the website Fondation Nicolas Hulot, pour la Nature et l’Homme

Land use planning tools for local adaptation to climate change

Publication from Natural ressources Canada

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This document describes planning tools that are being used by communities to adapt to climate change. In addition, it provides information on decision-support tools and resources to help planners and local decision makers take effective adaptation action. A brief example of each tool and its use by a Canadian community is included.

Other adaptation tools on Natural Ressources Canada website