Concurrent Sessions 5 | Feb 20, 2020 > (CS5-SS) Exploring opportunities and barriers to natural/nature-based adaptation in Maritime Canada (Oral presentations)
(CS5-SS) Exploring opportunities and barriers to natural/nature-based adaptation in Maritime Canada (Oral presentations)
Moderator: Dr. Sabine Dietz
Presenters: James Bornemann, Jamie Burke, Adam Cheeseman, Erin Taylor and Dr. Danika van Proosdij
Nature-based adaptation approaches work with ecosystems to increase our resilience to climate change. This adaptation approach is gaining momentum in the Maritime region, as many groups have developed natural/nature-based infrastructure projects (e.g. stormwater ponds, salt marsh restoration) to help address local level impacts (e.g. flooding, erosion, sea level rise).
The goal of this session is to explore successes and opportunities for natural/nature-based adaptation in Maritime Canada, while encouraging a reflection on existing gaps that may be impeding the broad-scale implementation of this approach. Panelists represent various sectors and geographic regions to offer diverse perspectives on this important, yet under-utilized, adaptation approach.