Climate change resources and initiatives

The Government of Yukon already has many actions underway which help us adapt to climate change impacts or reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Ultimately it will be the collective action of Yukoners that determines whether or not we will successfully adapt to climate change in the North.

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Find information on what the Government of Yukon is doing about climate change on our Climate Change Action Plan page.


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Carbon pricing in Yukon: Government of Canada analysis (2018) pdf icon626 KB

Data on potential estimated impacts of carbon pricing in Yukon.

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Yukon ‘State of Play’: Analysis of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation (2017) pdf icon1.8 MB
A report on how climate change is affecting Yukon, what actions have been taken to date to help us adapt, and the key challenges that we’ll need to address to adapt in the future. It also explores the economic challenges and opportunities related to adaptation.


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Yukon Climate Change Indicators and Key Findings (2015) this is a pdf file3.7 MB

Provides comprehensive, robust and reliable Yukon-specific climate data in a single location.

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State of the Environment Reports

The State of the Environment Report provides information on climate change, air, water, land, and fish and wildlife and uses indicators to track and interpret change.


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Pan-Territorial Adaptation Strategy (2011)
Communicates the adaptation priorities of the three Territories to the general public and to national and international partners. It will guide actions and approaches to adaptation in Yukon and across the North.

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Climate Change Strategy (2006) this is a pdf file3.2 MB

Sets out the government's role and key goals for its response to climate change.

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A Snapshot: Yukon Government Actions on Climate Change during 2006 & 2007 (2008) icon image - this is a pdf file329 KB

A summary of all Yukon government actions in response to climate change during the period 2006 to 2007.

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Arctic Adaptation Exchange

An online space for communities, researchers and decision-makers to share climate change adaptation knowledge.

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Pan-Territorial Adaptation Partnership

Climate change adaptation activities, events, news and resources for the three territories.

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The Northern Climate ExChange

The Northern Climate ExChange provides a credible independent source of information, develops shared understanding and promotes action on climate change in northern Canada.

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Energy Solutions Center

The Energy Solutions Centre programs promote an increase in energy efficiency in Yukon homes and businesses and an increased understanding, use and development of Yukon's renewable energy resources.

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Yukon Housing Corporation

The Government of Yukon’s leader in providing information on healthy, energy efficient designs and products for houses.

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The Energy Strategy for Yukon

Details a long-term vision for the responsible development of energy resources for the benefit of Yukon's people, businesses and the environment.

The Energy Strategy, December 2010 Progress Report pdf document icon provides the status of the priority actions. 


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