About the partnership

What is the partnership?

The Pan-Territorial Adaptation Partnership (PTAP) is a collaboration between the Governments of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon in Canada. The partnership is a mechanism for identifying and realizing tangible climate change adaptation outcomes in the North. We offer a problem solving network that effectively maneuvers amongst communities, academia, practitioners, and funders.

Adaptation across Canada’s north

A changing climate requires government to manage risks and ensure that Northern infrastructure, ecosystems and cultures are resilient to future changes. While there are some significant similarities in how northern communities in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon are experiencing climate change, our approaches to dealing with climate impacts are often different. Sharing diverse and creative climate change adaptation knowledge and developing collaborative activities will strengthen our approach to the impacts of climate change across Canada’s North.

The Pan-Territorial Adaptation Strategy

At the 2009 Northern Premiers’ Forum, the Governments of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon agreed to work together on climate change, with a focus on sharing practical adaptation measures. In 2011, the territorial governments co-created and published the Pan-Territorial Adaptation Strategy: Moving Forward on Climate Change Adaptation in Canada’s North to identify opportunities for further collaboration.