© 2015

Adaptation to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

The Case Study of Coastal Communities in New Brunswick, Canada

  • A blueprint for community engagement in the climate change challenge

  • Provides an interdisciplinary outlook on the problems caused by climate change in coastal areas and how coastal communities adapt to them

  • Includes case studies taking into account vulnerabilities and alternative adaptation tools and strategies for the local communities

  • Presents dynamics and proactive processes by which adaptation in these local communities unfolds through collaborative community outreach and engagement


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Daniel E. Lane
    Pages 1-5
  3. Sebastian Weissenberger, Omer Chouinard
    Pages 7-31
  4. Sebastian Weissenberger, Omer Chouinard
    Pages 33-68

About this book


The book provides a concise and interdisciplinary outlook on the impacts of climate change on coastal areas and how coastal communities adapt to them. The first chapter analyses how sea level rise, changing ocean conditions, or increased climate variability and the socio-environmental context of the coastal zone leads to vulnerable communities. The second chapter addresses adaptation strategies and tools, and gives some examples of their application around the world. The third chapter describes participative action research projects undertaken in New Brunswick and how this community based approach has enabled communities to increase their climate resilience.


Climate change adaptation Climate change impacts Coastal zones Participative action research Sea level rise

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut des sciences de l’environnementUniversité du Québec à MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Département de sociologie, Programme de la Maîtrise en études de l'environnementUniversité de Moncton, Campus de MonctonMonctonCanada

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking
Oil, Gas & Geosciences