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

Jan 16, 2020 - FREE! Telling your story - video workshop

Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At the GDDPC office, 4585 route 134 in Cocagne NB.
Telling your story : making one minute videos with your mobile device
Free workshop with Elaine Mandrona and Archie Nadon from Moncton Beats.
Only need to bring your smart phone or tablet.

Jan 18, 2020 - Nature Trust NB presentation

Hosted by the garden club `In Giardino`
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Shediac Multipurpose Center, 58 Festival Street in Shediac NB E4P 1S4
A free will offering will be appreciated to defray expenses
Doors and cash bar will open at 12H30

Jan 18, 2020 - Community dinner - Fried smelts

Organized by Cocagneries and Center 50 de Cocagne
5:00 p.m. 
$ 12 per person, tickets for sale at E.A. Melanson and Cocagne Variety
Fundraiser for St-Pierre de Cocagne Church

Feb 12, 2020 - FREE! Understanding 5G technology

6.30 p.m.
Place to be confirmed
Understanding 5G technology: the why, the how, the impact on health and learning to protect yourself /> With Laurence Marie and Rachelle Poirier
Film in English, animators speak French

Feb 15, 2020 - Cocagne Winter Carnival

Community breakfast with students of Blanche Bourgeois School at Center 50
Old-fashioned dinner at Center 50, $ 12 per person
Other activities will be added. If you have any suggestions or you can offer help, please don't hesitate to contact Marcelle Paulin, director of the rural community of Cocagne 576-2202

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures


The Pays de Cocagne in pictures