Information Notes

In this section you will find climate change Information Notes from Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Information Notes are one-page, non-technical summaries that highlight climate change adaptation projects carried out in each territory.

Click below to see Information Notes for each territory, as well as pan-territorial projects, or use the Information Note Finder to narrow down your search.

Title Territory Yearsort descending
Assessing changes in buildings vulnerability due to changes in permafrost and snowloadMarch 31, 2013

An Information Note on the GNWT's efforts to create a tool for assessing building vulnerability due to increased snowload or decreased permafrost...

Northwest Territories 2013
Forest Vulnerabilities StudyMarch 31, 2013

The Government of the Yukon is examining forest vulnerabilities to climate change and developing resilience enhancement strategies through long-...

Yukon 2013
Protecting Communities of the NWT from WildfireMarch 31, 2013

The number and severity of wildfires in the NWT is expected to increase due to climate change. The GNWT has undertaken the creation of community...

Northwest Territories 2013
HydroelectricityMarch 31, 2013

The Government of the Yukon is examining climate change impacts on the headwaters of Yukon Rivers, and how these impact will affect...

Yukon 2013
Community Adaptation PlansMarch 31, 2013

The Community Climate Change Adaptation Project (CCCAP) is a programs aimed to helping Yukon communities prepare for climate change impacts.

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Yukon 2013
Adapting to Changing Traditional FoodsMarch 31, 2013

Changes in the Yukon climate impact the hunting and gathering of traditional food. Specifically, the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation have been...

Yukon 2013
Mapping permafrost displacement in NWT communitiesMarch 31, 2013

The GNWT has utilized satelite imaging to map the permafrost distribution within four permafrost rich communities; Inuvik, Tuktoyaktuk, Fort...

Northwest Territories 2013
Hydrological ResponseMarch 31, 2013

A study of the changes to water cycle processes associated with climate change in the Yukon.

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Yukon 2013
Community Climate Change Needs AssessmentMarch 31, 2013

This project surveyed many Yukon communities and defined future adaptation priorities within them.

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Yukon 2013
Climate Change and Mining in NunavutMarch 31, 2013

This project assessed the vulnerability of Nunavut's mining industry, including related infrastructure (such as mine waste management facilities,...

Nunavut 2013
Risk and management of mountain pine beetle in NWT forestsMarch 31, 2013

Mountain pine beetle has recently been detected in survey sites along the NWT/Alberta border, have successfully overwintered in the NWT and have...

Northwest Territories 2013
Environmental AssessmentMarch 31, 2013

Organizations must now take climate change impacts into consideration in their Environmental Impact Assessments, under the Yukon Environmental and...

Yukon 2013
An inventory and risk assessment of hazardous waste disposal sites in NWT communitiesMarch 31, 2013

Hazardous wastes, such as used oil, and mercury items used by residents and the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors have accumulated...

Northwest Territories 2013
Predicting Mountain Pine Beetle in Yukon ForestsMarch 31, 2013

Mountain Pine Beetle is increasing its range to provinces and territories bordering British Columbia. It has recently outbroken in Alberta and has...

Yukon 2013
Flood Risk MappingMarch 31, 2013

The Government of the Yukon is using radar imagery to help predict the potential for flooding in Yukon Communities.

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Yukon 2013
Bioclimate EnvelopesMarch 31, 2013

A study into the impacts of climate change on the bioclimates of the Yukon.

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Yukon 2013
Agriculture and PermafrostMarch 31, 2013

Changes in the Yukon climate will have impacts on agriculture and agriculture capability classifications. As such, the Government of the Yukon is...

Yukon 2013
Hazard Identification Risk Assessment of the Northwest TerritoriesMarch 31, 2014

A hazard identification risk assessment was undertaken by the GNWT's Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) to determine risks that...

Northwest Territories 2014
Pan-Territorial OutreachMarch 31, 2014

The Government of the Northwest Territories, Government of Nunavut and Yukon Government all worked together to engage people being impacted by...

PTAP 2014
An inventory and risk assessment of hazardous waste disposal sites in NWT communitiesMarch 31, 2014

Hazardous wastes, such as used oil, and mercury items used by residents and the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors have accumulated...

Northwest Territories 2014
Increasing the Climate Change Section of the GNWT's CapacityMarch 31, 2014

Several Government of the Northwest Territories departments have partnered together in an effort to improve the capacity of the GNWT to...

Northwest Territories 2014
Permafrost Displacement Mapping of 10 NWT sites using DInSAR satellite imageryMarch 31, 2014

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), working with their partners, has begun...

Northwest Territories 2014
Cultural vulnerability site mapping in the Gwich'in Settlement AreaMarch 31, 2014

Environment and Natural Resources has assisted the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center, along with researchers from the University of...

Northwest Territories 2014
Assessing changes in buildings vulnerability due to changes in permafrost and snowload March 31, 2014

An Information Note on the GNWT's efforts to create a tool for assessing building vulnerability due to increased snowload or decreased permafrost...

Northwest Territories 2014
Pan-Territorial Adaptation PartnershipMarch 31, 2014

The Pan-Territorial Adaptation Partnership (PTAP), a collaboration between the Governments of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon, is a...

PTAP 2014
Risk and management of mountain pine beetle in NWT forestsMarch 31, 2014

Mountain pine beetle has recently been detected in survey sites along the NWT/Alberta border, have successfully overwintered in the NWT and have...

Northwest Territories 2014
Pan-territorial Permafrost WorkhsopMarch 31, 2014

The Pan-Territorial Permafrost Workshop was held in Yellowknife, NT November 4-7, 2013,...

PTAP 2014
2013 Pan-Territorial Information Notes CompendiumSeptember 03, 2014

This publication is a compilation of all Information Notes published in 2013, across the three territories.

 

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PTAP 2014
Northern Adaptation WebsiteMarch 24, 2015

Pan-territorial climate change adaptation information now available in a centralized location. 

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PTAP 2015
The Nunavut Permafrost DatabankMarch 26, 2015

The Nunavut Permafrost Databank will provide decision-makers with access to information that can improve how they...

Nunavut 2015
Climate Change Adaptation for Northern Decision Makers March 26, 2015

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

Nunavut 2015
Climate change outreach June 17, 2015

The Government of Nunavut met with the community of Arviat to examine how shifting permafrost is affecting infrastructure and...

Nunavut 2015
2015 Pan-Territorial Information Notes CompendiumNovember 24, 2015

This publication is a compilation of all Information Notes published in 2015, across the three territories.

 

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PTAP 2015
Highways, Hydrology and Climate ChangeDecember 23, 2015

Developing hydrological response projections will assist in adaptation planning and may reduce negative impacts of climate change on northern...

Yukon 2015
Mainstreaming Climate ChangeDecember 23, 2015

Yukon Government is attempting to make climate change considerations a key part of decision making at all levels, by providing expertise through...

Yukon 2015
Thawing Permafrost and Highway IntegrityDecember 23, 2015

Climate change, and associated permafrost thaw, have wide-ranging impacts on infrastructure. Importantly, highways are impacted by permafrost...

Yukon 2015
The Nunavut Climate Change Centre (NC3) December 23, 2015

The NC³ website provides a broad overview of climate change in Nunavut including: current climate change projects, news and activities happening...

Nunavut 2015
Infrastructure and Permafrost ThawDecember 23, 2015

Risk assessments can help northern communities develop best practicies for maintaining buildings on degrading permafrost.

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Yukon 2015
Arctic Adaptation Exchange Web PortalDecember 23, 2015

Knowledge sharing strengthens the ability of Arctic communities to respond and adapt effectively to climate change and builds a foundation for...

Yukon 2015
Terrain analysis in NunavutDecember 23, 2015

Terrain analysis provides information that enables communities to make better adaptation decisions when planning for new infrastructure...

Nunavut 2015
Permafrost Monitoring and Transportation InfrastructureDecember 23, 2015

Assessing the effects of permafrost response to climate warming on transportation infrastructure in Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

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Yukon 2015
Climate Change and Public HealthDecember 23, 2015

Climate change may affect the health of Yukoners in unique ways. Increasing our knowledge of the relationship between climate change and health...

Yukon 2015
Mapping Landscape HazardsDecember 23, 2015

A geoscience mapping investigation being utilized to identify changes in permafrost, as well as associated challenges and opportunities.

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Yukon 2015
Temperature Trends and Energy DemandDecember 23, 2015

Understanding how electricity demands will be influenced by temperature trends will contribute to more effective and comprehensive energy demand...

Yukon 2015
Cost of Adaptation of a Winter RoadDecember 23, 2015

Conducting a cost-benefit analysis for a range of adaptation options for a major northern mine winter access road will help to better inform...

Yukon 2015
Energy Sector Case StudiesDecember 23, 2015

Promoting integration of adaptation and mitigation will contribute to the ability of Canada’s energy sector to take meaningful action towards...

Yukon 2015
A Homeowner's Guide to Permafrost in NunavutDecember 23, 2015

The Guide provides homeowners in Nunavut with the knowledge and resources to make simple changes around their home to help the...

Nunavut 2015