Cocagne-Grande Digue, New-Brunswick, Canada

In the last decade the Cocagne-Grande-Digue area coastal zone, in South-East New-Brunswick (Canada), has been particularly affected by storms that have been attributed, at least locally, to climate change. Yet the Cocagne-Grande-Digue area is used to adaptation to externally-driven changes, such as shifts from and natural resources-based economy to a service-based economy, population-out migration due to the globalization of the labour market and the likes. Since 2009, local initiatives have been developing plans to foster adaptation to changing climatic conditions. These community led initiatives led us to select this case study site.

Cocagne, Dysart Beach, Photo courtesy and copyright Gloria Miller