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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan: Clyde River, Nunavut

Municipality of Clyde River, Canadian Institute of Planners, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Municipality of Clyde River, Ittaq Heritage and Research Centre, Canadian Institute of Planners, and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Created: 8/13/2015 - Updated: 1/24/2019

Abstract

The community of Clyde River has prepared this plan to better prepare for changes that have started or might happen as a result of climate change. It is understood that this is a first step in a long journey to help the community adjust to climate change. Future steps will be based on new research, knowledge and experience obtained by the community. The plan includes three parts: the desired results [goals], the methods that will be used to achieve the desired results [strategies] and the specific steps that will be taken [an action plan]. 

Published On

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Keywords

Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Culture / communities
Permafrost
Precipitation
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Sea level rise
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Climate Type: 
Polar
Subpolar
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Rural

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Clyde River Community Climate Adaptation Plan

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Case Study
Summary: 

Clyde River, like many small communities located in Nunavut, Canada, is threatened by melting permafrost and thinning sea ice due to a warming climate. To help prepare for the adverse impacts of climate change, the Clyde River community worked with partners to develop a community adaptation plan.