Expert Panel Begins Advising Atlantic Canada on Climate Adaptation
Atlantic Canada recently formed an expert panel composed of leading researchers in the physical and social sciences to help promote awareness, understanding, and integration of climate change adaptation research in the region.
The Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions Association (ACASA) panel provides guidance to provincial and local governments regarding adaptation strategies to address climate impacts in communities and ecosystems. The panel offers peer-review of papers, reports and activities, and will produce an annual communiqué to governments and the general public on the state of climate change adaptation science and policy.
Dr. Adam Fenech, who serves on the Gulf of Maine Council Climate Network subcommittee, chairs the Expert Panel and directs UPEI’s Climate Research Lab. “The Atlantic Region is already witnessing climate changes affecting its fisheries, agriculture, tourism and natural environment. Our panel can help government and citizens determine how best to grasp opportunities and respond to the challenges posed by climate change.”
Learn more at atlanticadaptation.ca.
Credit: Sherry Godlewski
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