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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.

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