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 Titlesort descending Project Categories Post Date Summary
Climate Change Adaptation for Nunavut Decision Makers Course Animals, Aquatic Environment, Energy, Food Security, Health & Disease, Heritage, IQ, Landscape, Permafrost, Plants, Resource Development, Sea Ice & Ice, Sea Level, Security & Safety, Temperature, Terrestrial Environment, Tourism, Traditional Activities, Transportation, Watershed, Weather & Precipitation 03-27-2015

This course informs government staff of climate change impacts and how to incorporate climate change into deision-making across all government sectors.

Climate change and commercial shipping development in the Arctic Resource Development, Transportation 03-06-2012

To what extent will shipping develop in the Northwest and Northeast Passages, and with what kind of shipping: will it be transit shipping, fishing, tourism, transportation induced by natural resources mining?

Climate change and food security in regional Inuit centers Food Security 03-06-2012

Using in-depth case studies, this project will identify and characterize the vulnerability of food systems in four regional Inuit centers (RIC) (Iqaluit, Arviat, Inuvik and Kuujjuak) to climate change as a basis for identifying adaptation entry points.

Climate Change and Health Research: Photovoice Workshop for Youth Food Security, Health & Disease, IQ, Landscape, Permafrost, Plants, Sea Ice & Ice, Sea Level, Temperature, Terrestrial Environment, Traditional Activities 12-01-2014

Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre hosted a 3-day youth photovoice research training workshop from September 26-28, 2014.

Climate Communication and Adaptation: Engaging Maritime Publics Animals, Landscape, Sea Ice & Ice, Traditional Activities 02-17-2017

This research on climate change communication compares maritime communities in diverse climate zones to identify differences and similarities in local perceptions of climate change and global climate action, and associated effects on local participation in environmental management.

Community adaptation in a changing Arctic IQ, Landscape, Permafrost, Sea Ice & Ice 04-09-2013

Communities across the Canadian Arctic are exposed and sensitive to changes in social, political, cultural environmental and economic

Effects of climate change on carbon exchange dynamics in the Arctic Terrestrial Environment 03-06-2012

A study of the absorption and release of carbon dioxide by the Arctic Ocean.

Effects of climate change on the Arctic wildlife Animals 04-09-2013

Many northern ecosystems are undergoing major shifts related to climate change.

Evaluation Adaptation to Climate Change in Nunavut, Canada Landscape, Permafrost, Terrestrial Environment 04-28-2015

This three part project started in fall 2014 assesses the current state of government-driven adaptation in Nunavut, including linkages, barriers, a

Exploring Inuit Artistic Voice about Arctic Environmental and Sea Ice Change Heritage, Plants, Sea Ice & Ice, Sea Level, Terrestrial Environment, Weather & Precipitation 07-07-2015

The purpose of this doctoral research is to engage with artists to explore the perspectives of Inuit artists about environmental change, specifical