NAIN, NL – The Nunatsiavut government is receiving $977,975 to help increase its capacity to respond to climate change challenges as well as to implement adaption priorities.
The federal funding, which will be provided through the Climate Change Preparedness in the North program, was announced today, Feb. 19.
It will be used to support a climate change community liaison position within the Nunatsiavut government until 2021, as well as to implement climate change adaptation actions related to youth engagement into adaptation initiatives, capacity building through knowledge exchange, infrastructure assessments and food security.
"The Government of Canada is working with the people of Nunatsiavut to build on their traditional knowledge and find new and innovative approaches to advance climate change resilience in their communities,” Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said in a news release.
“These projects will improve Nunatsiavut's autonomy and capacity to achieve these goals while renewing the Inuit-Crown relationship on the basis of recognition of rights, respect and partnership."