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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
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

Industrial development and Arctic communities: environmental and social change Resource Development, Terrestrial Environment, Traditional Activities 03-06-2012

This project will explore the cultural, economic and environmental impacts of mineral exploration and development on four Arctic communities.

Instability of coastal landscapes in Arctic communities and regions Security & Safety, Terrestrial Environment, Weather & Precipitation 03-06-2012

Seasonal changes in the northern landscape, together with extreme weather events, can create instability and hazards, including flooding, landslides, thaw failure and subsidence, coastal ice push, storm surges, and coastal erosion. Our project team is measuring both the drivers of change and the effects of instability in community landscapes at selected sites across the Arctic.

Inuit women and environmental change: examining experiences and adaptations in Iqaluit, Nunavut Food Security, Health & Disease, IQ, Traditional Activities 12-02-2014

This project is investigating how Inuit women in Iqaluit are experiencing climate change within the context of greater socio-economic change. 

To see the most recent summary please visit http://climatechangenunavut.ca/en/node/3869

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-...

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

Project title: Irregular flow of surge-type glaciers

Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) Weather Station Network- Silalirijiit Project Temperature, Weather & Precipitation 06-12-2013

Summary coming soon, but for now please visit http://www.clyderiverweather.org/ to access up-to-dat

Linking changes in the Arctic marine ecosystem to the provisioning of ecosystem services and Inuit wellbeing Animals, Aquatic Environment, Health & Disease, IQ, Traditional Activities 02-16-2015

Climate change pressures, such as warmer temperatures and sea ice decline, transform the Arctic marine ecosystem and could lead to major shifts in its functioning. This study will combine diverse but complementary methods to study the Arctic marine ecosystem and itsinterconnectedness with Inuit communities in the context of a changing Arctic.

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

Nunavut Permafrost Monitoring Network Permafrost, Terrestrial Environment 02-07-2012

A multi-community project studying the changing conditions of frozen ground to depths of 15 metres.