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Dawson Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Ryan Hennessey, Ryan Hennessey, Sebastian Jones, Frank Duerden, and Stephen Swales
Created: 11/30/2009 - Updated: 9/24/2019


The Dawson Adaptation Plan is based on a collaborative process that draws on the experience and knowledge of residents and integrates it with scientific expertise. The plan is primarily intended as a resource for community use and to support other planning and decision-making processes in the study area, the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory. The Dawson Adaptation project team itself is made up by members of the International Polar Year Dawson Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions (CAVIAR) team, and the Northern Climate ExChange (NCE).

Published On

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Community / Local
Tribal / First Nation
Sector Addressed: 
Development (socioeconomic)
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Culture / communities
Water temperature
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Climate Type: 
Sociopolitical Setting: 

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Dawson Community Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Photo attributed to Adam Jones, Ph.D.. Incorporated here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. No endorsement by licensor implied.

Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods

Dawson, a small community on the northwestern edge of the Yukon Territory, developed a climate change adaptation plan in 2010. The plan was the result of multiple community meetings with outside partners beginning in 2008.

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