March 29, 2023

Community Solutions Network Program Objectives & Innovation Workshop

Presented March 22, 2023 at the Moving from Planning to Implementation on Climate Change Adaptation Workshop for the Atlantic Region.

While developing adaptation plans is an important process, and one that is capable of delivering positive outcomes, it can also overestimate the ability of planning to deliver the intended outcomes of adaptation – namely a reduction of risk from extreme weather or other weather-related hazards. Targeted at the variety of communities located in the Atlantic provinces, this session will focus on how we can move from the continuous process of planning and re-planning and begin advancing implementation.

Join Evergreen, ICLEI, and CLIMAtlantic at either our in-person event at the Halifax Central Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia or online for our virtual workshop to hear from our presenter(s) about the drivers and constraints to implementation, as well as how they have used available funds, tools, and resources to help implement adaptation and resilience actions on the ground.

Community Solutions Network Program Objectives & Innovation Workshop

AGENDA (11:00 am – 1:30pm AST)

11:00 am -11:03 am – Welcome and Overview of the Session by Ewa Jackson, Managing Director, ICLEI Canada

11:03 am -11:13 am – Land Acknowledgement, Welcome and Overview of Community Solutions Network program from from Lois Lindsay, Chief Program Officer, Evergreen

11:13 – 11:28 am – Presentation from Dr. Sabine Dietz, Executive Director, CLIMAtlantic

11:28 – 11:43 am – Presentation from Mayor Andrew Black, Town of Tantramar

11:43 – 11:58 am – Presentation from Nancy Anningson, Climate Change Specialist, City of Halifax

11:58 am – 12:10 pm – Questions from participants

12:10 – 1:15 pm – Interactive activity

1:15 – 1:30 pm – Reflections and Wrap-up

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Networking Lunch, in-person workshop only

In partnership with ICLEI Canada, the Community Solutions Network is delivering an innovation workshop for municipal city staff and Indigenous leaders from across the region of Atlantic Canada who are interested in climate adaptation and resilience, using data and technology approaches.

The Community Solutions Network is a program of Future Cities Canada. Led by Evergreen, the Network is designed to help communities build service area capacity and improve the lives of residents using data and connected technology approaches. This program is funded by the Government of Canada.

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