Volume 6, No. 1 (2015)
Articles

Climate Change Adaptation Challenges Facing New Brunswick Coastal Communities: A Review of the Problems and a Synthesis of Solutions Suggested by Regional Adaptation Research

David J. Lieske
Department of Geography and Environment, Mount Allison University, 144 Main Street, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Lori Ann Roness
Department of Geography and Environment, Mount Allison University, 144 Main Street, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Emily A. Phillips
Department of Geography and Environment, Mount Allison University, 144 Main Street, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Michael J. Fox
Department of Geography and Environment, Mount Allison University, 144 Main Street, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Published June 26, 2015
How to Cite
Lieske, D. J., Roness, L. A., Phillips, E. A., & Fox, M. J. (2015). Climate Change Adaptation Challenges Facing New Brunswick Coastal Communities: A Review of the Problems and a Synthesis of Solutions Suggested by Regional Adaptation Research. Journal of New Brunswick Studies / Revue d’études Sur Le Nouveau-Brunswick, 6(1). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/JNBS/article/view/23059

Abstract

Through a detailed examination of research conducted in Sackville, New Brunswick, this study synthesizes the findings of a series of focus groups and one-on-one interviews with the aim of achieving the following objectives: to identify and elucidate the important challenges related to climate change that New Brunswick coastal communities are currently facing; and to highlight solutions to these challenges. A number of key impediments are identified (e.g., low levels of community consensus) and the following solutions are proposed: to use flood risk visualization and software to aid adaptation planning; to ensure that high quality data are routinely gathered and shared; to build on ongoing community collaboration and communication; and to strengthen political and community leadership.