The LCF2018  Pop-Up Event Program will explore managing climate risks as the foundation of building resilient communities through several key topics, posted below.

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Thursday, November 15


9:00 – 10:00     MORNING PLENARY

Managing Community Climate Risks in Newfoundland, Atlantic Canada, and Nationally

The Forum will be opened with an overview of the adaptation tools and programs available to communities from local, regional, provincial, and federal sources.


Corrie Davis, Director of Planning and Development, Town of Conception Bay South

Jeff Lawlor, Director of Economic Development, Marketing and Communications, Town of Portugal Cove St. Philip’s

Jackie Janes, Senior Advisor on Climate Change and Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Moderator: Ewa Jackson, Managing Director, ICLEI Canada

Additional Speakers TBC.


10:30 – 12:00  MORNING SESSION

Expanding your Climate Risk Assessment Toolkit: Examples of Tools for Managing Climate Risk at the Community Level

Explore different tools available to communities to identify, understand, and map localized risks and vulnerabilities. The session will focus on coastal vulnerability tools available for Newfoundland municipalities.


Craig Brown, Manager, British Columbia Office, ICLEI Canada

David Lapp, Manager, Globalization and Sustainable Development, Engineers Canada

Moderator: Jonas Roberts, Climate Consulting Group Lead, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions

Additional Speakers TBC.

12:00 – 1:00   NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30    AFTERNOON PLENARY

Adaptation Stories from the Field

Adaptation decision-making and action takes many forms, it includes developing formal plans but also implementing interventions to protect communities from extreme weather and other climate impacts. This session will combine stories from municipalities that have begun to adapt locally to protect the people and livelihoods of their communities with a chance to share your stories of local resilience.


Amy Daca, Stormwater Management Technologist, City of Burlington, ON

Luke Sales, Director of Planning, Town of Qualicum Beach, BC

Jamie Burke, Senior Manager, Corporate Projects, Town of Sackville, NB

Moderator: Ewa Jackson, Managing Director, ICLEI Canada

Additional Speakers TBC.



Kickstarting Community Adaptation: Identifying and Mapping Local Risks

This hands-on workshop will help participants learn how to identify and map community risks from more extreme weather and climate change.


Craig Brown, Manager, British Columbia Office, ICLEI Canada

Hana Lapp, Climate Change Project Coordinator, ICLEI Canada

Using the PIEVC Protocol: A Case Study on Stormwater Infrastructure

Learn how to apply the PIEVC protocol to understand risks from a changing climate on stormwater systems.


David Lapp, Manager, Globalization and Sustainable Development, Engineers Canada

Christina Schwantes, Climate Change Project Coordinator, ICLEI Canada

Program Topics

This year’s program will be delivered in a variety of unique formats and several interactive and dynamic sessions.

Kick-starting your community climate change adaptation and resilience initiatives.

Managing local climate risks to social, natural, built, and economic systems within Canadian communities.

Showcasing local leadership in resilience of local governments and practitioners from across Canada.

Effectively communicating risks and opportunities associated with climate change to different types of stakeholders such as businesses, elected officials, and residents.