Climate change and first nation communities

Helping First Nation peoples and communities prepare for floods and climate change

Climate Change and Flooding

Climate change is increasingly impacting communities across Canada. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Canada is facing a rise in average temperatures, changes to freeze-thaw cycles, increased precipitation, and rising sea levels. Flooding is one extreme weather event that is occurring more frequently and with greater severity, affecting regions across the country.

Impacts on First Nation Communities

First Nation communities are facing extreme weather events brought on by climate change. The impacts of these events on communities can be severe, primarily due to location and inadequate resources. Understanding the effects of climate change as well as how to prepare, adapt and recover from associated weather events is critical.

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Risk and Adaptation Resources