Climate Risks and Adaptive Capacity in Aboriginal Communities: An Assessment South of 60 Degrees Latitude

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)
Created: 6/29/2009 -

Abstract

This document reports on the first year of a proposed three-year project to understand the potential consequences and challenges of climate change for Aboriginal communities south of 60º latitude. It is hoped that this report and subsequent outcomes of the project will help to point the way to how such communities may be better enabled and assisted to cope with both the expected and unexpected challenges that lie ahead.

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Keywords

Scale
Tribal / First Nation
Sector Addressed
Disaster Risk Management
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Culture / communities
Economics
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Habitat/Biome Type
Terrestrial
Sociopolitical Setting
Rural
Region
Canada