The ISR Climate Change Strategy is designed to work in tandem with other climate change programs and is intended to connect with complimentary strategies that address climate change across Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland in Canada. The Strategy aims to address the wide-ranging issues and opportunities resulting from climate change that Inuvialuit communities face and will continue to experience in the coming years. This document is composed of core goals across six thematic areas:
- Food and Wellness
- Housing and Infrastructure
- Education and Awareness
- Ecosystem Health and Diversity
These six thematic areas were selected on the basis of their representation of the breadth of climate change impacts observed in the ISR, the local priorities identified by Inuvialuit community members over multiple engagement sessions and the ISR’s commitment to a shared vision of sustainability across Inuit Nunangat. A series of actions were identified and provide an overview of how Inuvialuit organizations, communities and other stakeholders can make progress towards the core goals. This strategy’s success will depend on strong partnerships between Inuvialuit and Inuit organizations across the country, as well as the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT), the Government of Yukon, the Government of Canada, municipalities, educational and research institutions, private businesses and other key stakeholders.