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(December 11) Adapting Mi’kmaq Communities of Prince Edward Island to Climate Change Impacts

Prince Edward Island First Nation Communities are very vulnerable to the impacts of sea level rise, coastal erosion and changing climatic conditions with many critical infrastructure components at risk to climate related events. This webinar will discuss the key elements for adaptation for these communities, such as climate change vulnerability assessments, adaptation planning, evaluation of the costs and benefits of climate change adaptation options, emergency management planning for climate related events and risk of forest fires and drought. Other areas of discussion in this webinar include community consultations, which are an essential part of development plans and the use of technological tools to obtain relevant data such as LiDAR, aerial photo procurement, drones, CLIVE visual technology, bathymetric surveys and climate model assessment.

Presenters for this Webinar include:

Mr. Don Jardine, Senior Scientist, DE Jardine Consulting. Mr. Jardine is the senior scientist with DE Jardine Consulting and has worked in this capacity since 2009. He has worked as a project manager with the University of Prince Edward Island Climate Research Lab managing the installation of many climate monitoring stations across Prince Edward Island and has performed analysis of the climate data collected. He has been involved in conducting climate change vulnerability studies in several communities in Atlantic Canada, including First Nation communities on Prince Edward Island and has worked on a variety of climate change issues over the past 15 years.

Dr. Adam Fenech, Associate Dean of Science, School of Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Fenech has worked extensively in the area of climate change since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change First Assessment Report in 1988. He has edited 8 books on climate change, most recently on Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainability in the Middle East. Dr. Fenech has worked for Harvard University researching the history of the science/policy interfaces of climate change. He has represented Canada at international climate negotiating sessions; written climate policy speeches for Canadian Environment Ministers; and authored Canadian reports on climate change to the United Nations.

Randy Angus, Director, Integrated Resource Management, Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI. Randy has worked with the two First Nations of PEI for over 13 years on resource management matters. Recognition that climate change has the potential to impact communities and resources has lead to him working on climate change issues for the last 9 years.

Wednesday December 11, 2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST.  To register, click here:

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