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Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) in British Columbia has occupied, governed, and served as stewards of Burrard Inlet and the surrounding lands since time out of mind. As a small coastal community, TWN is experiencing impacts from climate change, particularly along the shoreline.

In April 2019, TWN coordinated a Youth and Elder Climate Change Forum and a guided tour of the Burrard Inlet shoreline to observe and discuss impacts and potential ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Dialogue from these events, along with other community member interviews, were captured in a TWN video called “Facing Climate Change: Impacts and Considerations for Action.” This video introduces some of the climate action work that the nation is already doing, and it is a call to action to keep moving forward.

With financial support from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, and other funding partners, TWN has completed a climate change hazard and vulnerability assessment, as well as a climate change resilience action plan. For more information see twnation.ca.

Events

Integrating Nature in Adapting to a Changing Climate

Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative, in partnership with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies

Nature-based solutions to climate impacts are cutting edge ways to adapt to climate change. Keys to understanding these approaches include not only the technical aspects, but the financial implications as well as the relationships between stakeholders in infrastructure maintenance and adaptation.

If you are interested in exploring nature-based approaches and how best to present these options, this is the conference for you — the municipal planners, building contractors, developers, engineers and NGOs working on climate adaptation.

Highlights:

  • Keynote Speaker: Deborah Harford, ACT Simon Fraser University, expert on effective adaptation strategies at all levels of government
  • How project leaders are using nature-based approaches
  • The economic case for moving towards nature-based approaches
  • Overcoming obstacles to adapting with nature from several perspectives
  • Making nature more effective in adapting to climate change
  • Working together to build resilient, greener communities

For more information, including agenda and registration, click here.

(Information from New Brunswick Environment Network website).