NSERC ResNet Participatory Scenario Planning for the Tidal Wetlands and Dykelands for the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia

A participatory scenario planning to explore alternative futures for the tidal wetlands and dykelands of the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia

Project facts

The tidal wetland-dykeland ecosystems of the Bay of Fundy provide essential benefits or ecosystem services that support peoples’ well-being and those of non-human lifeforms, such as plants and animals. However, the futures of these ecosystems and their ability to provide and sustain these benefits are strongly driven by climate change impacts (e.g., sea-level rise, changing climate patterns), including all the management decisions, policies, and actions to address them. We implemented a Participatory Scenarios Planning that engaged key actors working on these ecosystems to co-envision environmental futures that may plausibly unfold in 50 years if we take a reactive or proactive approach to climate action and whether we prioritize public goods or private interests for decision-making. We co-created four storylines, imagining not only the ecological but also the tightly linked social, economic, and cultural conditions in these futures of the ecosystems.

We have documented changes in participants’ knowledge and values in terms of their systems thinking for social-ecological dynamics of the tidal wetlands and dykelands, trust to collaborate with each other for future activities for the Bay of Fundy, and their collective environmental aspirations by 2072.

The scenarios were made in: 2022

The scenarios look out to: 2072

Submitted by:

Elson Ian Nyl Ebreo Galang
Project leader
May 28, 2024

How to cite this page:

Elson Ian Nyl Ebreo Galang
NSERC ResNet Participatory Scenario Planning for the Tidal Wetlands and Dykelands for the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia
www.biospherefutures.net
2024/05/28
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