Established in 2000, the Northern Climate ExChange (NCE) focuses on the study of climate change in Yukon by (1) promoting and coordinating research on impacts and adaptations, including risk and vulnerability assessments, (2) coordinating the exchange of scientific and local knowledge and expertise, and (3) providing mainstreaming and decision-making support, policy alternatives, and climate change education for a wide range of partners and audiences.
- Work carried out by the Northern Climate ExChange adheres to a number of guiding principles. The Northern Climate ExChange strives to:
- Recognize that community participation in research and decision-making is essential to long-term resource, environmental and cultural sustainability in the North;
- Place appropriate emphasis on the collection of local and scientific knowledge and expertise in order to reflect northern perspectives, priorities and needs.