CHARLOTTETOWN – The Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions Association (ACASA) introduced today the nine members of its first Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation.
The panel, made up of leading researchers in the physical and social sciences, will promote awareness, understanding, and integration of climate change adaptation research. It will also provide guidance to provincial and local governments in regards to adaptation strategies to address the impacts of climate change in communities and ecosystems.
The panel will provide 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.
“The Atlantic region is witnessing changes to our climate today that are affecting our fisheries, our agriculture, our tourism and our natural environment. This expert group will be able to guide governments and the general public on how we can grasp the opportunities arising from these climate changes”, said Dr. Adam Fenech, chairman of the expert panel and director of UPEI’s Climate Research Lab, host of ACASA’s RACII. “It is wonderful to see such esteemed knowledge in one room to address the important question of how society will adapt to climate change.”
The nine members of the expert panel are:
Adam Fenech, University of Prince Edward Island
Michael Fox, Mount Allison University
Patricia Manuel, Dalhousie University
Van Lantz, University of New Brunswick
Trevor Bell, Memorial University
Real Daigle, retired Environment Canada
Dan Scott, University of Waterloo
Gordon McBean, University of Western Ontario
David Burton, Dalhousie University
The panel will meet in person at least once a year and will represent the expert knowledge in climate change impacts and adaptation for Atlantic Canada.
The Atlantic Regional Adaptation Collaborative (ACASA) is a collaboration between Natural Resources Canada and the four Atlantic provinces. ACASA is operated with federal support through Natural Resources Canada’s Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Program, and support from each of the Atlantic provinces. Learn more at atlanticadaptation.ca.