Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Public Open House

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Village Council’s commitment to preparing for the climate of the future reached new milestones with the adoption of the Village’s Municipal Plan amendments in 2016 and the revised New Maryland Strategic Plan in 2017. The Municipal and Strategic Plans both outlined an awareness for the need to more fully incorporate climate change considerations into Village planning and operations.

With financial support from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund, in May 2018 Council committed to undertake development of a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy to identify key climate risks and opportunities and guide ongoing monitoring and tracking of progress in efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

In recent months a highly qualified project team from Stantec Consulting Ltd. has been engaged with Council, staff and other stakeholders in supporting the Village in this effort to create a strategy and promote a green and energy efficient community that is resilient to climate change.

The Climate Change Adaptation Strategy will enhance awareness of the presently unknown or underappreciated risks to municipal operations, natural assets and public safety. Village Council looks forward to the opportunity receive valuable public input on this important Village initiative.

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy – Public Open House

Date: Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Place: Victoria Hall – 466 New Maryland Highway, New Maryland

These sessions will allow the key stakeholders, our Village residents and business and property owners, an opportunity to hear about our project consultant’s key elements of the draft strategy, and to provide feedback prior to preparation of the final report.

In preparation for these sessions, review of the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy – Overview documentation package is encouraged.