Climate Change Literature Review

What we know, don't know, and need to know about climate change in the Canadian Arctic: A systematic literature review and gap analysis of the Canadian Arctic

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 project and 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.

With a good understanding of how climate change is impacting Inuit, we can help to determine what are enablers and which factors are barriers to climate change adaptation. This report is intended to provide insight to help Inuit proceed as further impacts of climate change will be felt.

To compliment the report a map was created to represent the studies in the climate change adaptation literature review.

You can also view the Central and Eastern Arctic Lit Review in a larger map.


Video overviews have also been created to highlight the report and its findings:

Overview in the Inuit Language: 

Overview in English:

A promotional brochure can be downloaded here.