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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 18, 2017

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Working together to address climate change

An update from Christine Callihoo of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s climate change ‘HUB’:

The Naut’sa mawt Climate Change Leadership Initiative (the ‘HUB’) is developing nicely.
The federal government has allocated $24.70 million over five years to identify and address climate change-related impacts on infrastructure in First Nations. What’s being called the “First Nation Adapt Program” has the potential to elevate the knowledge and the resilience of our communities through climate change adaptation and addressing risk and the community level.

Climate change presents both challenges and opportunities for First Nations across Canada, and we must collectively adapt.

The First Nation Adapt Program provides support for communities to address one or more of the following types of projects:

  • Vulnerability assessments of climate change impacts on community infrastructure or  emergency management
  • Development and assessment of adaptation options
  • Cost benefit analysis of adaptation options

The HUB is curently welcoming letters of interest from First Nations interested in collaborating with other communities to work on addressing climate change. The NmTC HUB team is able to work with interested nations to draft the necessary application(s).

Please contact Christine via email at: christine.callihoo@shaw.ca.