Canada Releases Report Showing the Impacts of Climate Change and Necessity of Indigenous-Led Adaptation

Natural Resources Canada
May 7, 2024
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada East

OTTAWA — The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced the release of the For Our Future: Indigenous Resilience Report, the first Indigenous-led report that draws on Indigenous knowledge, perspectives and experiences to explore multidimensional and intersecting aspects of climate change impacts and adaptation. The report is part of Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action, Canada’sNational Knowledge Assessment of how and why Canada’s climate is changing, the impacts of these changes and how we are adapting. This report highlights the unique strengths and challenges of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in responding to climate change; the importance of the inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in all levels of climate action; that climate change is one of the many crises that First Nations, Inuit and Métis face; and how Indigenous-led climate action is critical for self-determination.

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