Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security in the Canadian Arctic

Stephanie Meakin
Created: 3/30/2009 -

Abstract

The objective of this study is to provide a preliminary assessment of the impacts of climate change on food security in the Canadian Arctic, examining the scope of the issue in this region, comparing it with experiences in other vulnerable regions, and providing a baseline for action. The information gathered in the study will provide the background for a workshop on Arctic food security, tentatively proposed for FY 2009–2010, which will bring together different interests in the field of food security to examine the issue in greater detail with the aim of identifying actions to help communities and governments respond to the effects of climate change on food security.

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Scale
Regional / Subnational
Sector Addressed
Agriculture
Disaster Risk Management
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Biodiversity
Culture / communities
Range shifts
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Other
Sociopolitical Setting
Rural