Collaboration for Climate Change Adaptation in the Wolastoq River, New Brunswick
WWF-Canada is working in collaboration with small municipalities to complete and implement climate change adaptation plans. This collaboration is providing the necessary human and financial capital for this work to be completed.
For collaboration to succeed, actors need to be adaptable and develop shared goals. The facilitator needs to be a good listener as different groups may speak about the same topic differently. For example, climate change impacts different groups in different ways, so understanding differences in goals and priorities among diverse actors is essential for pursuing projects that address community needs and produce meaningful outcomes.
Collaboration can assist in producing tangible outcomes as the involved parties have contributed to the plan and be invested in implantation. Productive relationships among diverse group can assist in creating an environment for long term solutions.