Here, sea levels are expected to rise between 75 and 100 centimetres by 2100. In Halifax, the municipal government amended land-use bylaws requiring waterfront residential buildings to be built at least 3.8 metres above sea level to account for more powerful storm surges. Our work in Atlantic Canada is a proud example of natural infrastructure solutions supporting these communities to help address sea-level rise.
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Our conservation work in Nova Scotia
More than half of Nova Scotia’s coastal marshes have been lost to since the 1700s, leaving many of our Atlantic coastal communities vulnerable to sea-level rise.
On The Rise – Conservation & Sea-Level Rise in Nova Scotia
When coastal wetlands are lost, so too are critical services — and this has serious consequences for the waterfowl, wildlife, and people who call these places home. “We should let nature and wetlands do their job of protecting us and our coastlines from sea-level rise. We know what the answer is so let’s get out there and do it.”