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 (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.

The federal government has launched a web portal as an opportunity for all Canadians to get involved in shaping the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change. The Government of Yukon encourages all Yukoners to have their say.

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