ECGG PhD candidate Mark Andrachuk has co-authored a paper with Barry Smit (University of Guelph) in Regional Environmental Change that assesses current and future vulnerability to climate change in the community of Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada. Drawing on a community-based vulnerability framework, the paper brings attention to the key aspects of community infrastructure, livelihoods and health that are affected by ongoing environmental and socio-economic changes. The paper also demonstrates the interplay between regional to global scale driving forces, local impacts, and the need for support from higher levels of government for effective adaptation planning.


The research was one of 26 case studies from across the Arctic as part of the Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions (CAVIAR) project.
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