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The MEM Report Presentation of Colette Lemieux -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Dec 12, 2018

Category: News and Notices

The MEM Report Presentation of Colette Lemieux will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in F & G, 202, Dean's Conference Room.

Supervisor:  Mr. David Maguire, Prov. of New Brunswick/HRA- FOREM

Report Title: Integrating Climate Change Consideration in Environmental Impact Assessment for New Brunswick

Abstract: Based on the majority of Canadian provincial jurisdictions surveyed, there is an agreement to better integrate climate change considerations in phases of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. Many projects for which EIAs are required have relatively long-life spans, 20 to hundreds of years. Therefore, it is important to consider how changing climate will influence the project and how the project will affect nearby resources and environment under future climatic conditions. The extent to which climate change should be addressed will also depend on project‐specific factors including: project type, size, location and project duration.  In addition, there is a requirement to have tangible criteria’s, or procedures for data collection and analyses.  This master’s project explores the opportunities of integrating climate change in EIAs, and provides guidance (e.g. guidelines and an EIA process flow chart) to assist proponents and consultants when submitting EIA registrations in New Brunswick, these guidelines and EIA process flow chart could also assist other Canadian provincial jurisdictions.

Article Contact Information

Contact: Faith Sharpe

Email Address: fsharpe@unb.ca