ESAM is excited to announce a series of Lunch ‘n Learns in response to the recently proposed comprehensive changes to federal environmental legislation. 1. Carl Ripley, Atlantic Regional Manager of Transport Canada’s Navigation Protection Program, will be providing an overview of the proposed Canadian Navigable Waters Act (CNWA) and highlighting changes from the Navigation Protection Act, which include differences in: intention, interpretation and application; approach to new, major and minor works in scheduled and non-scheduled waters; enforcement powers and fines for violations and offences; definition of a “navigable water”; public transparency requirements; and Indigenous engagement and requirements for consideration and protection of traditional Indigenous knowledge. REGISTRATION DETAILS COMING SOON. Save the date: March 21 (Moncton) and March 28 (Dartmouth).
2. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be presenting the wide-sweeping proposed amendments to theFisheries Act, which restore lost protections for all fish and fish habitat and introduce many new modern safeguards that further strengthen the Fisheries Act. Proposed changes include the requirement to consider adverse effects of decisions on the rights of Indigenous peoples, the ability to enter into agreements with Indigenous governing bodies, clarity on which types of projects require authorizations through permitting and codes of practice, public transparency of project decisions through an online registry, and enhanced enforcement and monitoring capacity. STAY TUNED FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS.
2018 ESAM Bonspiel Champions
Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative Team AGAT Laboratories
Lead: Amy Hunter (absent from photo), Second: Abby Van Der Jagt (middle), Third: Janetta Fraser (Right), Skip: Jenna Kennedy (Left)
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s bonspiel and a special thank you to our sponsors: Logan Geotech Inc., Maxxam, Johnson Insurance and Dillon Consulting
Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative
March 14, 2018 Kinsmen Club, 100 Newcastle Blvd, Miramichi, NB
How can my community get started with climate change adaptation? What climate change adaptation initiatives are underway in different parts of New Brunswick? How are we doing on our provincial adaptation goals and how can we do better? Whether you are new to climate change adaption or an experienced practitioner, this conference is for you!
Current federal and provincial initiatives, including funding opportunities
In-depth discussion on assessing our progress, and the challenges communities face in their adaptation work
Building our collective capacity – where are we and where are we going?
Learn from experienced practitioners as they share the dos – and don’ts – of climate change adaptation
Concrete information on mapping, LiDAR, erosion, in-land flood risk mapping, and the new 2017 sea-level rise predictions for NB
Register before March 9th to take advantage of the early bird discount!
We hope to see you soon, Conference Planning Committee: Ben Whalen, Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee Harry Collins, Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee Jeff Hoyt & Rob Capozi, New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government Kirk Brewer, Southeast Regional Service Commission Mélanie Aubé, Institut de recherche sur les zones côtières Raissa Marks & Zaheera Denath, New Brunswick Environmental Network Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society – New Brunswick Chapter Sabine Dietz, Aster Group Environmental Services Co-operative
NSCC Industry Networking Night
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
SAVE THE DATE: April 15-17, 2018
Business Delegation to France
Led by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne
Minister of International Trade
Are you looking to expand your business to Europe and specifically seeking opportunities in France? The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is looking for innovative clean technology organizations to join the business delegation to Paris, France in April. Why Participate?
France’s Climate Plan and Big Investment Plan (2018-2022) will present business and partnering opportunities for Canadian clean technology and renewable energy organizations
On September 21, 2017, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) entered into force provisionally. As such, the majority of the agreement now applies, opening the door for Canadian organizations to enter and expand in the French market.
Leverage the support of the Government of Canada and its network of Trade Commissioners in France, to increase the profile of your company
Sectors | Target Audience
Innovative Canadian clean technology organizations with an expertise in the following sub-sectors are encouraged to participate:
The Atlantic BIOCON Conference is a dynamic 2-day conference that sparks discussion and projects that transform our renewable natural resources into business opportunities. These opportunities are part of a vision for a sustainable future and circular economy where Canada's biomass is used to its full potential. Responsible resource management practices, new innovative technologies, and research and development in our traditional industries are essential elements of this vision. This is the biobased economy. Biorefining is a means to a sustainable future where we transform our natural resources into high value products like energy, medicines, bioplastics, and biofuels. Our natural resources are a valuable asset that should be leveraged sustainably and responsibly, and used in ways that yield the most positive impact for our society.
Atlantic Canada is positioned to be a leader in innovations for the bioeconomy, with dozens of private and public research institutions and hundreds of companies already innovating in the biosciences. Our vast forests, affordable agriculture land, and diversified coastal zones make this region an ideal playground for piloting and scaling up globally disruptive biorefining technologies. Atlantic BIOCON 2018 will showcase the best projects on-the-go from inside and outside the Atlantic Canada region. Delegates can take advantage of a multitude of networking opportunities. Explore the resources from the 2017 conference to get an idea of what to expect in 2018.
Join us in Fredericton, New Brunswick on May 23rd and 24th at the Wu Conference Centre. To join the mailing list, please click here.
FSRS 25th Annual Conference
It is with great pleasure that the Fishermen and Scientists Research Society (FSRS) invites you to attend the 25th Annual FSRS Conference on March 7th-8th, 2018 at the Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites. The FSRS is a non-profit organization that has promoted the long-term sustainability of the marine fishing industry in Atlantic Canada by active collaboration between fishermen and scientists since 1994.
The annual conference provides an opportunity for dedicated fishermen representing their industry, researchers from government, academia and non-profit organizations, students, and the general public to converge on issues relating to the research and sustainability of our valuable marine resources. For more information about the FSRS, please visit their website online at www.fsrs.ns.ca.
List of Top 5 Articles Read by ESAM Members in January
Career Opportunities posted via our LinkedIn page have proven to be quite popular! ESAM members are welcome to send environmental career opportunity links to email@example.com to be posted via our LinkedIn site
ESAM Member Spotlight
We are inviting you to complete a 'Member Spotlight' on your company as a whole, an office/team, individual or project that you would like to showcase in our newsletter. As a member, you have a unique (free!) marketing tool at your hands with our newsletter distribution reaching over 1,000 individuals!
If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please forward your 'Member Spotlight' (maximum 2,500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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