The Chaleur Regional Service Commission (RSC) is developing a regional action plan regarding climate change adaptation with the support of the Coastal Zones Research Institutes Inc. (CZRI). An advisory committee (CRACCCA) was formed to oversee the project and advise the Chaleur RSC Board of Directors. The action plan will be developed in two phases. This report explains the completion of phase one, for which the objectives were to determine the scope and type of plan to prepare, depict the situation with respect to the impacts of climate change and analyse the risks, vulnerabilities and needs at the regional level.
To do so, three working meetings with employees of the Chaleur RSC, the CRACCCA and the CZRI took place, as well as two tabletop exercises including key stakeholders. The CZRI gathered available data and information to make a portrait of the situation regarding climate change risks and vulnerabilities. That documentary research was then validated and completed with local knowledge at the tabletop exercises.
The results are a portrait of the current and future situation. Gaps in the data and information available were identified. The identification of needs, at the community level, was done and generated a list of actions that could possibly be undertaken by the Chaleur RSC.
Please see the document below to view the results of this phase of the project.