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Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Legislation in Nunavut

Apr 4, 2017

Upagiaqtavut – Setting the Course: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Nunavut

Nunavut has set out its approach to climate change in Upagiaqtavut – Setting the Course: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Nunavut. A central focus of the Upagiaqtavut document is an adaptation initiative strategy, which aims to increase adaptive capacity within Nunavut communities and is tailored around four main components or napuit: (i) partnership building; (ii) research and monitoring; (iii) education and outreach; and (iv) government planning and policy. Specific action items taken to date include the establishment of permafrost monitoring stations throughout the Territory and information collection initiatives on local water supplies.