Online Portal for NL Municipalities Responding to Climate Change

“I want to help my community build resilience to climate change, but I’m super busy, resources are tight, and just don’t know where to start.”

Sound familiar? We get it. You’re not alone, and we can help!

Conservation Corps NL understands that every community in Newfoundland and Labrador is unique and has its own set of parameters that will define local impacts of climate change. The lay of the land, proximity to rivers and watersheds, geology of the area, population, historic disasters, existing infrastructure, development – all of these things and more play a part in what climate change will look like in your town or city.
In order to develop an adaptation strategy that makes sense, it’s important to take a close look at how your community may be vulnerable to climate change. CCNL is partnering with municipalities to do just that by combining local knowledge with leading research, and then identifying feasible adaptation options.

“But how is climate change relevant to my little corner of the world in Newfoundland and Labrador?”

You might be asking yourself this question, and that’s totally reasonable. There are many people here in the province, across the country, and in the international scientific community that are working hard to answer that question. We’re reading the reports and projections, to give you a better sense of what to expect. Our analysis will include publications such as:

  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5° (October 2018)
  • Provincial Government NL - Projected Impacts of Climate Change for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador (March 2018)
  • Provincial Government NL - A User’s Guide to Interpreting Impacts (March 2018)
  • Provincial Government NL - Intensity-Duration Frequency Curves (April 2015)