Event: MacEachen Institute Policy Matters Speaker Series


MEOPAR is pleased to partner with the MacEachen Institute as part of their popular “Policy Matters” Speaker Series.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Atlantic
Room 1020, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
Dalhousie University, 6100 University Avenue, Halifax, NS
Facebook Event | Live Stream (Facebook Live)

The 2019 Canada’s Changing Climate Report (CCCR) projects that Atlantic Canada will experience extreme sea-level change in the coming years. This will result in more frequent high water-level events, causing damage to coastal infrastructure and ecosystem. In many respects, the future is already here. In 2018, for example, floods in New Brunswick affected 12,000 properties and caused $80,000,000 in damages. These events have a drastic impact on both the population’s health and pocketbook.

In light of the new CCCR report, this edition of Policy Matters considers questions such as how effective are current policies on resilience and adaptation for the east coast and Canada? What are the tough choices that lie ahead, and how do we address them?

Hosted in partnership with the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR).