Climate Action Training – Climate Action Training is a web-based education opportunity for NWT youth who are looking to gain knowledge, skills, and resources to help face the climate crisis.
Northern Adaptation Guides – Adaptation guides for communities and individuals across the north. Available in English, French, and Inuktitut (South Baffin dialect).
Integrating Climate Change Measures into Municipal Planning and Decision-Making – By providing background information plus tools for climate change adaptation, this report enables decision-makers to make informed planning decisions on a broad variety of community planning processes.
On the implementation of a carbon tax in the Northwest Territories: recommendations – Ecology North’s response to the Government of the Northwest Territories’ discussion paper « Implementing Pan-Canadian Carbon Pricing in the Northwest Territories », September 2017.
Climate Change and Energy – Comments to the GNWT Energy and Climate Change Consultations: The GNWT undertook extensive consultations throughout the NWT’s five regions on Energy and Climate Change. These consultations will feed into the Strategic frameworks being developed by Public Works and Services (Energy) and Environment and Natural Resources (Climate Change). Ecology North’s Chloe Dragon Smith was at these consultation sessions. We developed this submission to the GNWT to help promote a rapid change to a low carbon economy in the NWT. Ecology North envisions a carbon tax being the key driver of this change, as it will transfer funds from polluters to projects that help northerners take advantage of innovative new technologies to reduce our cost of living. To learn more check out our submission here.
Intro to adaptation brochure – Adaptation is a process to keep things in balance, as other things change. The natural and human environment always adapts – to ongoing natural and man-made changes. This short brochure from 2008 describes the key steps and considerations for developing a community adaptation plan.
Intro to Mitigation Brochure – This brochure is one of the earliest documents Ecology North published on the subject of Climate Change mitigation.
Integrating Climate Change Measures Into Municipal Planning and Decision Making; A guide for Northern Communities – This document was prepared by Ecology North and the Pembina Institute for the NWT Association of Communities. It describes how climate change is affecting northern communities and describes a process for integrating these considerations into existing municipal planning processes.
Protocol to assess the vulnerability of northern water and wastewater systems to climate change impacts 2010 – The provision of clean drinking water and the effective management of wastewater (including solid waste leachate) are fundamentally important to maintaining environmental, social, and economic health. NWT communities should thus become involved in planning for and adapting to the impacts of climate change on water and wastewater systems. The first step in adapting to climate change impacts is an examination of the vulnerability of water and wastewater systems to climate change and the identification of adaptation priorities.
Ft McPherson Tetlit Gwich’in Adaptation Plan Environmental Scan – This scan is based on the research and process of writing the Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the community of Fort McPherson, NWT. The scan outlines research completed into background issues related to climate change impacts that may be affecting the community and more broadly the Gwich’in region.
Tetl’it Zheh Climate Change Adaptation Planning Project 2011 – The Fort McPherson Adaptation Project was initiated by Ecology North with the support of CS Environmental. It was loosely based on a process developed by the Northern Climate Exchange for the Dawson City Adaptation Plan (NCE, 2009). The resulting collaborative process drew knowledge and expertise from both the community and technical experts from the Northwest Territories.
Ft Mcpherson profile – This document provides basic historical, geographic, and demographic information about Ft McPherson
Tetlit Gwich’in Climate Change Adaptation Plan Summary – This brochure summarizes the key aspects of the community’s Climate Change Adaptation plan
Gwichya Gwich’in Climate Change Adaptation Plan Brochure 2010– This brochure summarizes the key aspects of the community’s Climate Change Adaptation plan
Gwichya Gwich’in Climate Change Adaptation Planning Project 2010 – The Tsiigehtchic Adaptation Project was loosely based on a process developed by the Northern Climate Exchange for the Dawson City Adaptation Plan (NCE. 2009). The resulting collaborative process drew knowledge and expertise from both the community and technical experts from the Northwest Territories.
Gwichya Gwich’in Climate Change Adaptation Implementation plan – This implementation plan outlines the recommended adaptations and attempts to provide a schedule and timeline for the implementation of adaptation activities.
Tsiigehtchic community profile – This document provides basic historical, geographic, and demographic information about Tsiigehtchic.
A summary poster describing climate change impacts on Tsiigehtchic – This poster summarizes expected climate change impacts on the community of Tsiigehtchic in bullet form with graphics and images.
Assessment of the vulnerability of Tsiigehtchic’s water and wastewater systems to climate change impacts – Ecology North worked with Tsiigehtchic to create a community climate change adaptation plan. This report assessing the vulnerability of its water and wastewater systems to the impacts of climate change is in addition to the community climate change adaptation plan.
Slope stability review and evaluation of stabilization options for Church Hill Tsiigehtchic – EBA, A Tetra Tech Company (EBA) were contacted on April 14, 2010, by Doug Ritchie, Program Director of Ecology North, to provide a proposal to assist in developing climate change adaptations for the Charter Community of Tsiigehtchic, NT. In general accordance with EBA’s proposal of June 18, 2010, this report has been prepared as one of the deliverables of the project: to evaluate stabilization options for Church Hill
Behchoko Climate Change action plan The purpose of the Behchoko Climate Change Action Plan is to outline climate change risks to the community, along with strategies and options for dealing with these risks. The plan also considers any opportunities that may be presented by climate change.
Bibliography of climate change research in Tlicho Region – As part of Ecology North’s work to support the Tlicho government and communities in regional community-based climate change planning, the following summary of existing and on-going scientific research on topics related to climate change in the Tlicho region was compiled.
Assessment of the vulnerability of Deline’s water and wastewater systems to climate change impacts – Déline is a community of about 600 residents located on Great Bear Lake in the Sahtu Settlement Area of the Northwest Territories (NWT). Ecology North worked with Déline to assess the vulnerability of its water and wastewater systems to the impacts of climate change.
Assessment of the vulnerability of Wekweeti’s water and wastewater systems to climate change impacts – Wekweètì is a community of about 150 residents located on Snare Lake in the Tlicho region of the Northwest Territories (NWT). Ecology North worked with Wekweètì to assess the vulnerability of its water and wastewater systems to the impacts of climate change.
Climate change effects on buildings poster – A poster highlighting the risks to buildings in the north in a changing climate.
Climate change and food poster – A poster highlighting the possible impacts of climate change on northern food security.
Climate Change and Transportation poster – A poster highlighting the risks posed by climate change to transportation in the north.
Climate change and water poster – a poster highlighting the risks posed by climate change to water in the north.
Climate Change Summary poster – A poster produced by Ecology North to summarize the main impacts of climate change on transportation, food, water and buildings in the north.
NWT Climate Change Leadership Summit: A Call to Action – Ecology North and the Dene Nation organized the NWT climate change leadership summit to inform leaders in the NWT about climate change impacts and to discuss adaptations.
Tlicho Climate Change book – Many Tlicho people agree that climate change is a front-burner issue that no one can ignore any longer. This handbook begins with an overview of northern climate change and introduces the two main ways we can respond to it: mitigation – fighting its causes – and adaptation –reducing its impacts.
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