The Chaleur Regional Service Commission (RSC) is developing a regional action plan regarding climate change adaptation. The Chaleur Regional Advisory Committee on Climate Change Adaptation (CRACCCA) was formed to oversee the project and advise the Chaleur RSC Board of Directors. The action plan will be developed in multiple phases over multiple years.
Phase 1 was completed in 2018 with the support of the Coastal Zones Research Institutes Inc. (CZRI) and the CRACCCA. The report below explains the completion of phase one, for which the objectives were to determine the scope and type of plan to prepare, depict the situation with respect to the impacts of climate change and analyse the risks, vulnerabilities and needs at the regional level.
To do so, three working meetings with employees of the Chaleur RSC, the CRACCCA and the CZRI took place, as well as two tabletop exercises including key stakeholders. The CZRI gathered available data and information to make a portrait of the situation regarding climate change impacts, risks and vulnerabilities. That documentary research was then validated and completed with local knowledge at the tabletop exercises.
The results are a portrait of the current and future situation. Gaps in the data and information available were identified. Please see the document below to view the results of phase 1 of the project.
Phase 2 was completed in 2019 with the support of WSP Global Inc., RegNord and the CRACCCA.
WSP Global Inc. helped in the creation of a more detailed climate change adaption plan using the findings of phase 1 and the gathering of more refined information. The WSP Global Inc. report below was created using best practices in building a climate change plan for the municipal sector. The plan was built following a climate change risk assessment coherent with ISO 31000 standards.
It was identified in Phase 1 a lack of current information on erosion in certain sectors of our region. The company RegNord was retained to perform an erosion analysis of the coastal sector from Pointe-Verte to Nigadoo. The results form this study are found below.