Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan
Community members from Aklavik are already experiencing climate change and this is having implications for their livelihoods. Documented changes include significant erosion and permafrost melt along the rivers and coast; changes in the timing and nature of ice freeze-up and break-up; changes in wildlife migration patterns; species decline; and an increase occurrence of abnormalities in fish and wildlife important for subsistence. Subsistence harvesting and fishing are integral parts of community life and community members rely on stable environmental conditions for safe travel and successful hunting on the land and ice.
This document includes: (1) the Adaptation Action Plan Table, which summarizes proposed actions by sector, (2) an appendix of programs that could provide support or funding for implementation, and (3) a planning worksheet to guide the process of implementing and evaluating new adaptations.