ENVIRONMENT YUKON

Take Our Survey

Tell us what you think about our website for a chance to win an annual Yukon campground permit ($50 value).*

It takes just over a minute to answer a few short questions. Your insight will help us make future improvements to the Environment Yukon website.

*If a non-Yukon resident winner is drawn, the prize will be four one-night campground permits ($48 value).

Take the Survey Close






Climate Change and Yukon

The Yukon government recognizes that climate change is happening, that human behaviour is a major contributor, and that a coordinated response is needed.

 

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Hyperlink Icon) (IPCC) considers global climate change to be the most significant threat our environment faces today.

IPCC is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It states that:


Impacts

In Yukon, we're already seing the effects of climate change:

Climate change is also affecting infrastructure, the economy, communities, vegetation, as well as fish and wildlife.

Melting permafrost slumping into river

The Yukon government is taking action on climate change through a range of activities, identified in the Yukon Government Climate Change Action Plan and Progress Report.


Additional resources

 

Climate Change Secretariat

Environment Yukon

Government of Yukon

Box 2703 (V-205)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-456-5544
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5544
Fax: 867-456-5543

Email: ClimateChange@gov.yk.ca

 

 

Last Updated: June 18, 2014 | © 2014 Government of Yukon | Copyright | Privacy Statement | Disclaimer