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.

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