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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.


Upcoming activities

Nov 1st, 2020 - AGA of GDDPC

2 p.m.
On the virtual platform Zoom.
You are invited to our AGM (annual meeting). Please note, only members can vote.
To participate please, click on the link in the agenda and you can find all the documents on our website.

Nov 9th to 16th, 2020 - Vote at Voilà contest

The GDDPC in collaboration with several partners will build in 2021 a community root cellar aiming food security for people in the rural community of Cocagne. The goal is to store the vegetables that are produced in the collective section of the community garden that serve on the menu of the Blanche-Bourgeois school and several families and individuals in need. The planned location is near Center 50 (also a disaster relief center), which is already being used as a collective kitchen for processing certain foods.
Vote for our project in the Voila contest every day between November 9 and 16, 2020, click here!

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