Climate Change

Building public awareness about climate change during a workshop in a Uashat mak Mani-Utenam school (2014)

Building public awareness about climate change during a workshop in a Uashat mak Mani-Utenam school (2014)

Climate change is a major issue for First Nations, as it has wide-ranging impacts on their territories, rights and way of life. However, the particular context of First Nations – in terms of governance, economy, infrastructure, activities related to the territory, etc. – means that most solutions developed for non-Indigenous communities can’t be applied to First Nation communities. With the help of its partners, the FNQLSDI works to facilitate climate change adaptation by First Nation communities, by identifying and implementing concrete adaptation solutions which reflect First Nation priorities and values. At the same time, the FNQLSDI works to improve how First Nations issues are integrated in climate policies, while supplying communities with tools to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Events

Some of our achievements include: