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Nunavut Climate Change Strategy

Created: 10/30/2003 - Updated: 11/06/2018

Abstract

Local observations and scientific studies suggest that climate change could have serious consequences for Nunavut. Impacts ranging from changes in sea ice distribution and abundance to melting permafrost could affect the health and well-being of our people.

The Government of Nunavut has identified the following key climate change priority areas for Nunavut:

  1. Advancing climate change knowledge
  2. Building community capacity for adaptation
  3. Measurement and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Published On

Friday, October 31, 2003

Keywords

Scale: 
State / Provincial
Tribal / First Nation
Sector Addressed: 
Land Use Planning
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Wildlife
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Erosion
Flooding
Flow patterns
Habitat extent
Permafrost
Sea level rise
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Governance and Policy
Climate Type: 
Subpolar

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Nunavut Climate Change Strategy

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Fisheries
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Summary: 

Nunavut has already experienced a number of climate change impacts, including loss of sea ice, permafrost, and habitat for key species. The Nunavut Department of the Environment developed a climate change strategy to address and prepare the province for future climate change.