Climate Adaptation Plan

Why do we need an adaptation plan? 

Climate change will have significant impacts on Prince Edward Island, affecting our people, economy, and our environment. 

Coastal hazards have been identified as the most severe climate-related hazard for Prince Edward Island, followed by post-tropical storms, heat waves, and heavy precipitation and flooding events.   

The development of a Provincial Adaptation Plan will outline government-wide actions that will help us prepare and better withstand the impacts of these hazards on the people, places and economy of PEI.   

When will the adaptation plan be released? 

The Adaptation Plan is expected to be released by Fall 2022. 

Why should I participate?  

The development and implementation of a successful Adaptation Plan is reliant on effective collaboration with federal, provincial, municipal, and Indigenous governments, stakeholders, and the public.   

How can I offer my input and ideas?  

In-person 

You can share your ideas at any of the six regional engagement sessions taking place in May: 

May 9, 5:00-7:00pm Kings Playhouse, Georgetown
May 10, 5:00-7:00pm Souris Regional School, Souris
May 11, 5:00-7:00pm   CAST Building, Holland College, Charlottetown
May 16, 5:00-7:00pm  Credit Union Place, Summerside 
May 17, 5:00-7:00pm  Watermark Theatre, North Rustico 
May 18, 5:00-7:00pm   Holland College West Prince Campus, Alberton     

Participants are welcome to drop in and come and go as desired anytime between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

French interpretation will be provided for the sessions in Summerside and North Rustico. 

Online 

An online survey is available here: https://gov.questionpro.ca/AdaptPEI to collect your ideas until May 31, 2022.

By Email 

You can email your thoughts and suggestions in French or English to adaptation@gov.pe.ca.

Where can I get more information about climate change impacts? 

The Province’s recently-released Climate Change Risk Assessment (Fall 2021) considered seven climate hazard scenarios—coastal erosion, post-tropical storm, heat wave, heavy precipitation and flooding, severe ice storm, earlier, warmer springs, and seasonal drought—and their consequences upon health, social stability, environment, infrastructure and economic sectors.  Learn more about the PEI Climate Change Risk Assessment.  

The Province released updated coastal flood hazard maps in November 2021, depicting the extent of flood hazard across the Island. Learn more about coastal hazards on PEI.

 

 

Published date: 
April 26, 2022
Environment, Energy and Climate Action

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Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action
4th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-5044
Toll-free: 1-866-368-5044
Fax: 902-368-5830
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