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TitleDawson climate change adaptation plan
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorRichardson, G R A; Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division
SourceAdapting to climate change: an introduction for Canadian municipalities; by Richardson, G R A ; Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division; 2011 p. 1-3 Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Plan d'adaptation aux changements climatiques de Dawson
RelatedThis publication is contained in Adapting to climate change: an introduction for Canadian municipalities
File formatpdf
Lat/Long WENS-139.5000 -139.0000 64.2500 64.0000
Subjectsenvironmental geology; Government and Politics; Health and Safety; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; climate effects; climate; planning; resource management; sea level changes; storms; models; floods; flood potential; Climate change; Case studies
Illustrationsphotographs; tables; location maps
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation Climate Change Adaptation Program
Released2011 01 01; 2020 11 13
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This case study describes the 2007 climate change adaptation plan of the City of Dawson, Yukon, which supports ongoing local adaptation planning and decision-making. The plan drew on the experience and knowledge of residents and integrated it with scientific information, including climate change projections for the region (e.g., permafrost thaw, drier summers, extreme precipitation, increased wildfire and flood risk, earlier river freeze-thaw periods). The report identified sensitivities and opportunities, evaluated risk, and recommended 43 actions. The City worked with the Northern Climate ExChange, a Yukon-based non-profit organization, and engaged representatives from the Government of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, and the Conservation Klondike Society.

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