Fredericton gets provincial funding to complete a municipal Climate Change Adaptation Plan


The province of New Brunswick's Environmental Trust Fund is providing $38,000 to help the City of Fredericton create a municipal Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

A release says the funding will help update and complete a draft plan that was created over the past several years.

"The City of Fredericton's Climate Change Adaptation Plan will be a framework and strategy to respond 
to the risks and vulnerabilities our community faces in a changing climate," said Coun. Stephen Chase, Chair of the Public Safety and Environment Committee.

The plan is being guided by the City's understanding that climate change is a threat to our community, and the City is aware that not taking action will result in significant impacts to City infrastructure, operations and service levels over the coming decades.

The City says it's assemblig a Climate Change Adaptation Committee to oversee the drafting of the plan, which will be made up of staff from each department, representatives from the province's Climate Change Secretariat, researchers and other stakeholders.

The public will be able to provide input on the plan through online and in-person engagement activities during the fall and early winter to receive feedback on potential impacts identified by the adaptation team, identify additional impacts, and suggest actions to minimize impacts and build a more climate resilient city.

The Adaptation Plan will be on municipal infrastructure, assets, operations, and maintaining levels of service, and will explore community-driven adaptation actions and the role the City has to play.