Climate Change Projects

What's Being Done — And What You Can Do To Help!

Below is a list of climate change-related projects in Nunavut. Some are complete, while others are ongoing, and offer a way for local residents to get involved:

Community Research Projects

Project Title Project Categories Post Datesort ascending Summary
A Summary of MethylMercury and Climate Change Research in Nunavut Aquatic Environment, Food Security, Health & Disease, Sea Ice & Ice, Watershed, Weather & Precipitation 06-27-2016

Mercury (Hg) is a toxic heavy metal that changes into various chemical forms through geochemical processes. It is an element that occurs naturally in the environment but with industrialization, humans have altered its cycle by adding more mercury in the water, air, and soil.

Nunavut Climate Change Partnership Food Security, Heritage, IQ, Resource Development, Security & Safety, Terrestrial Environment, Traditional Activities 05-27-2016

The Nunavut Climate Change Partnership (NCCP) was a collaborative partnership between the Government of Nunavut, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern De

Building Capacity to Monitor the Risk of Climate Change on Water Quality and Human Health: A Two Year Journey Expanding Community-Based Leadership in Pond Inlet Aquatic Environment, Health & Disease, Watershed 01-06-2016

A community project in Pond Inlet. We are a group of 3 young Mittimatalirmiut and we wish to research water quality and develop more skills in research! Access to healthy water is of paramount importance for Mittimatalirmiut. Water is important to keep us alive, sturdy and healthy; and bad water can be harmful for our people- our beloved elders, youth and infants. Water also an important cultural value to our people since many of us are going out on the land in order to provide our family with fresh water, just as our elders used to and they proudly taught us.

Portraits of Resilience: Many Strong Voices Food Security, Heritage, IQ, Temperature, Traditional Activities, Weather & Precipitation 01-04-2016

Many Strong Voices is an organization that visited the community of Pangnirtung and did a community based Photo Voice type project with the Youth.

Inuit women and environmental change: examining experiences and adaptations in Iqaluit, Nunavut Food Security, Health & Disease, IQ, Traditional Activities 12-17-2015

This is an updated summary of the previous project posted on December 2, 2014

To see that summary visit http://climatechangenunavut.ca/en/project/inuit-women-and-environmental-...

Water, mud, and bubbles: Impacts of permafrost degradation on greenhouse gas emissions from Arctic ponds and lakes Aquatic Environment, Permafrost 12-14-2015

Carbon cycle dynamics in response to permafrost degradation is a ‘hot topic’ in northern research.

Irregular flow of surge-type glaciers Landscape, Sea Ice & Ice 11-16-2015

Project title: Irregular flow of surge-type glaciers

Assessing Berries to Monitor Ecological Change: a collaboration with Nunavut Arctic College's Environmental Technology Program Landscape, Permafrost, Plants, Terrestrial Environment, Traditional Activities, Weather & Precipitation 10-20-2015

Students of ETP have been contributing to a multidisciplinary study looking at vegetation response in a warming Arctic context, with a focus on ber

The response of White Glacier to Arctic Warming over the past 55 years Landscape, Sea Ice & Ice, Weather & Precipitation 09-21-2015

White Glacier is a 14 km long alpine glacier located on Axel Heiberg Island in the northwest part of Nunavut.

Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change (IHACC) Health & Disease 09-16-2015

IHACC is a multi-year, trans-disciplinary, community-based initiative working with remote Indigenous populations in the Peruvian Amazon, Canadian A