A network of environmental organizations that provide innovative climate change adaptation expertise in Canada and internationally.

Climate Canada Atlantic

Climate Canada Atlantic (CCA) activities are the cooperative efforts of a group of public sector, private sector, academic, and non-governmental organization representatives. Our clients include federal, provincial, and municipal governments in Canada; the public sector internationally; agencies and non-governmental organizations; international financial institutions; and the domestic and international private sector.

Conference of the Parties 16 (COP16)

United Nations Climate Change Conference - Cancun, Mexico, Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2010

ESANS has official Observer status under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC), and we have had a Climate Canada Atlantic presence at the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) since the Montreal COP 11 in 2005.

ESANS has organized COP side events and signed international Memorandums Of Understandings (MOUs) with several international delegations. ESANS develops and coordinates specific in-house and open workshops on climate change. www.ESANS.ca.

These Environmental Services Association Nova Scotia members are attending COP16:
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The sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP) and the sixth Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will be held in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010, together with the thirty-third sessions of the subsidiary bodies and the fifteenth session of the AWG-KP and thirteenth session of the AWG-LCA.

The deadline for nominations from observer organizations to attend COP 16/CMP 6 has now passed. Those organizations that have made nominations should confirm their participants on the online registration system by Tuesday, 16 November at midnight CET in order to ensure they are registered by the secretariat to attend. Participants that are not confirmed will not be able to access the conference venue.

CCA Members

Contributors include the original ClimAdapt group of private sector engineering and environmental consultants; the Environmental Services Association of Nova Scotia (ESANS); Acadia University and Dalhousie University; specialists in renewable energy, green house gas mitigation technology, and carbon markets; the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Government of Canada.


Professional projects have covered a range of climate change risk management activities. These include green house gas mitigation technology, renewable energy applications, carbon offset market solutions, atmospheric chamber simulations, weather trends and forecasting, policy development, and climate change adaptation decision making. Tool kit or guideline type documents have been produced for incorporating climate change adaptation into environmental impact assessments, environmental management systems, and the design, development and management of infrastructure decision-making.