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.


Engagement and survey on carbon pricing

Joint federal study

The federal government is engaging with Yukoners to gather feedback on the development of a carbon pricing system for Yukon that recognizes the unique circumstances in the North, including higher costs of living and energy.

If you haven't been able to attend the meetings or missed previous opportunities to participate, the Yukon government is happy to share your input with our federal partners.

Please email climatechange@gov.yk.ca with your thoughts.

See more information about the federal carbon pricing system and backstop.

Carbon Pricing Rebate Program

The Yukon government is taking this opportunity to also engage about the development of a Carbon Pricing Rebate Program.

If you have any thoughts or feedback on how Yukon should rebate the territory's revenues generated from a federal carbon pricing system, we encourage you to fill out this survey.


Climate change: effects and action


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (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:

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

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

The Yukon government is taking action on climate change through a range of activities. Find out more on our Climate Change Action Plan page.

Yukon's annex in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change commits the Yukon government to partnering on investments in renewable energy projects, research and pilot projects, and energy efficiency improvements to buildings for the benefit of all Yukon communities.

It also commits that Yukon will retain 100 per cent of the revenues from carbon pricing. The Government of Yukon will distribute these revenues back to the individual Yukoners and businesses through a rebate.


Additional resources


Contact the Climate Change Secretariat

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

Email: climatechange@gov.yk.ca
Address: Box 2703 (V-205) Whitehorse, Yukon Canada Y1A 2C6