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

Stephanie Meakin
Posted on: 3/30/2009 - Updated on: 2/27/2020

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Jessi Kershner



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.


Kurvits, K. & Meakin, S. (2009). Assessing the impacts of climate change on food security in the Canadian Arctic. UNEP GRID-Arendal. Retrieved from CAKE: