Local observations and scientific studies suggest
that climate change could have serious consequences for Nunavut. These changes include: glacier retreat, sea-ice and lake-ice thinning, permafrost thawing, coastal erosion from wave action, changes in ocean currents, and shifting ranges of plant and animal species.
The timing, nature and severity of impacts on Nunavut communities are difficult to predict and will be different from place to place.
Like many nations across the globe, Nunavut is trying to reduce GHG emissions in response to climate change. However, a main focus for Nunavut is promoting adaptation to the new conditions that have come with climate change. This means adjusting planning, decisions, and activities for the expected impacts of climate change.
The Government of Nunavut Department of Environment has developed the Nunavut Climate Change Centre (NC3), an online climate change resource centre that functions to provide current climate change information that is relevant to Nunavummiut. The NC3 website serves to assist with implementing the objectives set out by Upagiaqtavut: Setting the Course climate change framework document, to communicate and disseminate climate change materials and tools to the public, and to increase national and global awareness of climate change impacts on Nunavut.
Explore the Nunavut Climate Change Centre website to find out more about climate change in Nunavut
UPAGIAQTAVUT: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Nunavut
Atuliqtuq: Climate Change Partnership Backgrounder Inuktitut | English