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The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities

Pays de Cocagne communities resilient to Climate Change


Numerous studies show that citizens of the Cocagne watershed recognize the importance of mitigation and adaptation measures in the face of climate change. In order to provide concrete solutions, the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group has undertaken a project to draught a Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the coastal communities of Cocagne and Grande-Digue, in South-Eastern New Brunswick. Climate planning requires continuous consultation with community partners in order to properly represent the values and needs of citizens. With the Climate Change Adaptation Plan, the PCSDG seeks to strengthen community resilience to climate change.
The PCSDG is committed to environmental education work with the citizens of Cocagne and Grande-Digue. Preservation of natural areas such as Cocagne Island and the Bay of Cocagne, the Cormierville marsh and the Grande-Digue Dune inspire the Group’s goal of wanting to build capacity among the residents of our watershed to adapt to climate change.

In New Brunswick, climate change has many consequences, particularly for coastal communities. The impacts are evident in natural environments, among built infrastructure, and within services to the population (for example, health and emergency measures).

In New-Brunswick, flood and drought are becoming not only increasingly common, but more intense and less predictable. The communities located in the Cocagne watershed are no exception.

Increased precipitation and temperatures result in significant property damage and financial costs for watershed residents. Consequences are felt on tourism, outdoor leisure activities, agriculture, construction and maintenance of buildings, and infrastructure.

A range of adaptation strategies and measures exist to mitigate climate change. The strategies proposed during meetings offer potential solutions to respond to problems linked to vulnerable locations. Adaptation measures are presented according to three broad headings: built environment and infrastructure, natural areas, and services to the population.

Several terms are used to describe climate change. Definitions listed in the glossary come from reports produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Fighting climate change starts at home with simple actions in the house and at work to help reduce fossil fuel consumption, which is one of the leading causes of increased Greenhouse Gas concentrations. The threat is real, but there are interesting opportunities available to find creative solutions for living together in a healthy and prosperous way, in equilibrium with the environment.

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This resource guide is offered to all SMEs of the Kent Region and elsewhere. The goal of its publication is to inform businesses so they can better adapt. Simple suggestions to reduce greenhouse gases, known to be a major cause of climate change, are also given. 

The PCSDG has published this guide that offers tips on how to reduce the environmental impact of your conferences, meetings, get-togethers and other events, whether big or small.

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Upcoming activities

August 28, 2020 - Living shorelines workshop with Rosemarie Lohnes

A theoretical and practical workshop on a natural approach to dealing with coastal erosion will be presented in Shediac by Rosmarie Lohnes of Helping Nature Heal inc.

This approach, called "Living Shorelines", is done manually with minimal mechanical intervention. It improves the health of the coastal ecosystem while protecting your property.

Come and learn more about the theory and practice of this proven ecological method, which represents an environmentally friendly alternative to fixed structures or rip rap.

Friday, August 28th
Theoretical session: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Shediac Multipurpose Centre, 58 Festival Street.
Lunch break: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm – Please bring your lunch.
Hands-on session: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm - The location will be announced in the morning at the workshop.

The workshop will be organized in accordance with Covid-19 prevention measures. Please bring your mask. Facebook event here.

For more information :

Rémi Donelle, Shediac Bay Watershed Association
Tel: (506) 506-533-8880 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or

Julie Cormier, Director, Vision H2O
Tel:  (506) 577-2071    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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