Chignecto Climate Change Collaborative

The Chignecto Climate Change Collaborative (formerly the Tantramar Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative) first formed in January of 2013. Climate change adaptation is a large and complex issue, too big for any one community to address. Thus, there was a need to come together and address climate change adaptation in a collective, coordinated fashion – with communities on both sides of the border (NS and NB). The Collaborative holds an annual workshop, to learn more about adaptation issues including local sea level rise in Tantramar, emergency measures, salt marsh restoration, the state of the dykes, education and outreach activities, and much more. A regional adaptation plan was developed in 2013 and is updated every year. EOS Eco-Energy staff act as secretariat for the Collaborative.

The Working Group 

A smaller working group meets regularly to ensure that work toward the goals progresses. The Collaborative working group includes representatives from the following organizations:

  • EOS Eco-Energy Inc. (coordinator role)
  • SouthEast Regional Service Commission
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • NB Climate Change Secretariat
  • NB Dept of Environment
  • Cumberland EMO
  • Municipality of Cumberland
  • Town of Sackville
  • Village of Port Elgin and EMO
  • Town of Amherst
  • Mount Allison University
  • Nature NB
  • Village of Dorchester
  • NB EMO
  • Transport Canada

Current Regional Five Year Adaptation Plan

TCCAC Five Year Plan Jan 2017

Annual Workshops

The group works to advance the regional adaptation plan and hosts annual educational workshops for the wider Collaborative and/or the general public. Selected workshop posters are presented below. For more information on the Collaborative, contact Amanda Marlin at eos@nb.aibn.com or 506-536-4487. Also checkout the group’s Facebook Page called Storm Prep Tantramar.

Selected Reports

2019 CCCC Workshop Report

TCCAC 2018 Workshop Report

2017 TCCAC Workshop Report

2014 TCCAC Workshop Report

2013 TCCAC Workshop Report

Research on our Collaborative and the Benefits of Collaborating in Adaptation 

Summary Report on Collaboration Research by Alison Feist, Brock University, November 2018