Let's take care of our land of plenty!

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
The PCSDG has collaborated for several years with citizens and university researchers on climate change adaptation in the Cocagne Watershed. Studies show that citizens recognize that providing concrete solutions to climate change requires adaptation measures as well as mitigation measures. The PCSDG is undertaking a 2-year project in collaboration with the Université de Moncton, the Kent Regional Service Commission, the NB Climate Change Secretariat and the NB Environmental Network's Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative. Our goal is to support communities in the Cocagne watershed in developing a Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

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The goal of the project is to build capacity among citizens to deal with impacts on the ground by making informed decisions when developing the climate change adaptation plan, which will be done in year 2 of the project (April 2019 to May 2020). The project is spread over two years and follows a four-pronged process, with strands 1 and 2 in 2018-2019 and strands 3 and 4 in 2019-2020. We have established a group of partners, made up of committed citizens and elected officials, as well as resource persons, to help lead the development of the adaptation plan for the Cocagne watershed.

For year 1 of the project (April 2018 to March 2019), we held meetings to discuss perceived and current impacts associated with climate change, with the goal of identifying priorities for adapting to impacts. With the support of project partners, we held a consultative meeting with dedicated citizens, representatives of target groups and elected officials. Using maps illustrating sea level rise predictions, participants identified the most vulnerable areas to climate change impacts. They discussed adaptation strategies as well as communication tools in order to better engage with the general public.

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In collaboration with researchers at the Department of Geography at the Université de Moncton, we undertook a study to assess recent trends and identify future risks at the watershed scale. Through the climate study, we describe the trends in climatic change since 1970 and analyze climatic indices, for example heavy rain and drought, to show future changes for the period up to 2100.

For year 2 of the project, we propose using maps to prioritize, for example, sensitive natural areas in the watershed. The process will help citizens to better understand the local impacts of climate change and identify priority actions to adapt to climate change in the Cocagne watershed.


The PCSDG would like to thank its partners for supporting the project: Université de Moncton, the Kent Regional Service Commission, the NB Climate Change Secretariat and the NB Environmental Network's Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative.


Upcoming activities

Tuesdays 1pm and Fridays 10am - Grande Digue wallking club

In front of Notre Centre
Facebook page of Grande-Digue walking club

Dec 10, 2019 - Regular Cocagne council meeting

6:30 p.m.
Municipal office at 17, Marina Road, unit #2 in Cocagne
Welcome to all! It will be the last meeting of Year 2019. In 2020, the first council meeting will be held on January 14th, 2020.

Dec 18, 2019 - X-mas potluck and local food videos

5:00 p.m.
Blanche Bourgeois school Cafeteria at Cocagne, 29 Cormier Cross Road
Share a meal and view with us the Food skill videos (in French and English).
All GDDPC friends are welcome!
See the poster here and Facebook event here.

Our Partners

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures


The Pays de Cocagne in pictures