New Brunswickers are experiencing the impacts of climate change firsthand, from record setting flooding along the St. John River in 2018 and 2019, to post-tropical storm Dorian in 2019, and the ice storm in 2017. The need to take urgent collective action to reduce the impacts of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy has never been clearer.
New Brunswick’s current Climate Change Action Plan “Transitioning to a low-carbon economy” was released in December 2016 and includes actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while promoting economic growth and increasing the province’s resilience to climate change through adaptation.
In January 2020, New Brunswick released a Climate Change Action Plan Progress Report highlighting implementation progress from January 2016 to March 2020. Over the past five years we’ve seen an increase in preparedness to climate change impacts, energy efficiency programs and tools to address climate change and public health risks as well a decrease in our province’s overall GHG emissions.