Climate change

The risks associated with climate change are significant in Nunavik and threaten both the region’s environment and population. Concerns include public health and safety, biodiversity protection and conservation, the degradation of marine, air and road transportation infrastructure and built-up areas, as well as challenges to the continued practicing of traditional hunting, fishing and trapping activities. The resilience of northern ecosystems and communities in the face of climate change is an important issue for the KEAC, which is endeavouring to encourage collaboration and knowledge transfer between northern organizations, various levels of government, and scientific and political stakeholders.

Recent actions

  • Commented on upcoming regulation prohibiting the sale of new gasoline-powered light motor vehicles in Quebec by 2035, as well as the 2023 Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy.
  • Provided Nunavik context to the MEIE for the Consultation on the framework and development of clean energy in Québec.
  • Received a presentation from the Meteorological Services of Canada regarding their Initiative for Predicting and Alerting for Coastal Flooding at the 178th
  • Received a presentation from Centre d’Études Nordiques regarding their climate monitoring initiatives in Nunavik at the 177th
  • Reviewed the Québec mobilization strategy on climate change
  • Reviewed the draft Nunavik Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
  • Reviewed the Natural Resources Canada Regional Perspectives Report;
  • Received a presentation from the recently created Nunavik Regional Research Authority at its 172nd meeting;
  • Received a presentation on renewable energy projects from Tarquti Energy Corporation and the Innavik hydroelectric project;
  • Published a Green Corner article in the 129th issue of Tarralik regarding the Indigenous Community Based Climate Monitoring Program
  • Monitoring the Québec Government’s 2030 Plan for a Green Economy and the specific actions to be implemented in Nunavik.
  • Monitoring of development of Québec’s 2020–2030 plan concerning electrification and climate change, which included participation at a consultation with regional officials held in Kuujjuaq in February 2020.
  • Presentation delivered at the KEAC’s 161st meeting in Kuujjuaraapik by Hydro-Québec on renewable energy initiatives in Northern Québec.
  • Participation at a climate change workshop held in Kuujjuaq in November 2019;

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