There are many small, rural communities across Newfoundland and Labrador that are at risk to impacts from climate change. Many of those communities lack capacity to tackle climate change issues on their own. This vulnerability tool is being developed to assist communities in that process. The tool will help communities to assess the future impacts of climate change and develop ways of adapting to those changes.
The objective of this project is to develop a tool that can be used by communities across Newfoundland and Labrador to assess the future impacts of climate change and develop strategies for dealing with those impacts. The tool will also be available for other provinces to tailor for their own community needs.
By the end of this project there will be a completed Community Vulnerability Assessment Tool. This tool will also be sent to a graphic designer for professional finishing. The tool will be designed specifically for communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. It will include a selection of local case studies, a reference guide, and a list of key contacts.
Development of a Vulnerability Assessment Tool that is tailored to small, rural communities.
- Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (Dr. Kelly Vodden)
- Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (Robert Keenan)
- Professional Municipal Administrators (Krista Planke)