Community Vulnerability Assessment in Prince Edward Island

Most communities in Atlantic Canada have not considered climate change in their day-to-day operations. Communities are concerned about climate change but lack the resources to assess and address their vulnerability., Project objectives were to develop and implement a PEI-specific climate change vulnerability assessment tool in select communities. The project sought to enable participating communities to anticipate the impacts of climate change and to help determine the best ways to respond to these potential impacts. The tool was developed in partnership with four Island communities (based on a toolkit developed by Memorial University in Newfoundland), and is structured in three parts (Getting started, Climate change issues and Final report)., PEI Department of Environment, Labour and Justice has worked with four Island communities to help them assess their vulnerability to coastal hazards, flooding, drinking water threats, and storms. Findings were presented to the communities and final reports are now available.