Community Climate Change Adaptation Workshop by Arctic Athabaskan Council seeks Community Participants
Community Climate Change Adaptation Workshop
The AAC is organizing and hosting a community workshop in Whitehorse on March 27 & 28, 2012. We are currently seeking community participants!
This workshop will be an important opportunity for Yukon communities to engage with each other and learn about ways to: develop northern partnerships; share information; work with scientists and policy makers; and develop community-funding proposals.
Climate change affects northerners across Canada. Many communities have developed projects and conducted research to better understand climate change impacts on communities, ecosystems and biodiversity. Further studies and research have examined concepts and practices with respect to community resilience in order to understand how community members adapt to cope with the many impacts affecting their cultural practices, food security and overall health. This workshop will provide an opportunity for Yukon community members involved in such studies and research to meet and discuss project results, concerns and future needs. The major goal of the workshop is to provide an opportunity for community members to utilize findings from these many research projects for the purpose of developing climate change adaptation plans and determining ways to utilize traditional and community knowledge to inform policy decision making in the north.
Part of the workshop will be used for professional development to facilitate community members in proposal writing to procure funding for community driven climate change adaptation plans.
Funding is available for Yukon/NWT community participants. Please contact Colleen Henry (867) 393-9241 for more information.