Climate Change Literature Review Report Released

Inuit Qaujisarvingat has recently released a report along with McGill University and the Nunavut Research Institute. Executive summary and fact sheets are available in English, Inuktitut, Syllabics, and also French.Research on the human dimensions of climate change has expanded rapidly in Canada over the past decade. The proliferation of academic and non-academic work across disciplines presents decision-makers with a substantial challenge in understanding what is known, not known, and necessary to know about climate change. This report seeks to address that challenge by systematically collecting and synthesizing research from the social, health, and biophysical sciences on the Inuit regions of Nunavut, Nunavik, and Nunatsiavut published between 2000 and 2010. It complements a similar review conducted for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in 2009, and is designed to pinpoint current and future exposure sensitivities to climate change, enablers and barriers to adaptive capacity, and knowledge gaps in the available literature.The report is available free from the IKC publications website:http://www.inuitknowledge.ca/content/climate-change-lit-review