Many Indigenous and northern communities are monitoring and addressing the effects of climate change. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) also works with Indigenous and northern communities through climate change programs to address both short- and long-term climate change adaptation and energy-related issues. Climate change programs include the Northern Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heat and Electricity Program, the Climate Change Preparedness in the North Program, First Nations Adapt Program, and the Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program.
The Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program provides funding to support Indigenous communities in the development and implementation of community-based climate monitoring projects. The goal of the program is to support Indigenous peoples in monitoring climate indicators, which will provide the data required to inform community adaptation actions. In addition, the data can help address climate data gaps within Canada and improve climate models and weather predictions.
Source: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. (2018). Climate Change -accessed November 14, 2018.