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New Publication – Position Papers on the Effects of Climate Change on First Nations in Canada

by NationTalk on April 3, 2008828 Views

In the event of most of the predicted climate change, First Nations will be significantly and uniquely impacted due to their locations, reliance on the environment, and current limited adaptation strategies.The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) saw it as a critical need to explore climate change issues and engage with First Nations to develop the AFN’s climate change policy responses. They requested the assistance of the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources to prepare five reports on climate change and the unique impacts and adaptations facing First Nations as a result of potential climate changes.

These five reports introduce the global and regional issues of climate change, examine the unique issues associated with climate change as they relate to First Nations’ economies, governance structures, and the physical, social and cultural aspects of First Nations, and examines gaps in knowledge that must be filled before making recommendations on areas that require further research.

The opinions expressed within the series of papers are the opinions of the authors of the documents, and do not necessarily represent the opinions or perspectives of the Assembly of First Nations.

To access the reports, please visit the links below:

>Report 1: An Introduction to the Science of Climate Change (676 KB)
>Report 2: How Climate Change Uniquely Impacts the Physical, Social and Cultural Aspects of First Nations (827 KB)
>Report 3: Impacts of Climate Change on First Nation Economies (185 KB)
>Report 4: First Nations Governance and Climate Change Key Issues (120 KB)
>Report 5: First Nations and Climate Change Recommendations for Action (95 KB)

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